NBC Olympics taps Intersection to stream Winter games on digital screens

NBC Olympics is partnering with Intersection, a smart cities technology company, to feature PyeongChang Olympics content on thousands of digital displays in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. The content will run from Feb.

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor has partnered with the Australian Olympic Committee to build hype and spread information about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics from Feb. 9 to 25 through a DOOH campaign.

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics recently selected Leyard to deploy LED video walls for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, which are currently taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea until Feb. 25.

Walmart tech lab buys VR startup

Walmart's technology innovation lab, called Store No 8, is buying a virtual reality startup to develop VR products for the omnichannel retailer's website and store locations. The two companies are no strangers to each other, according to a Reuters report,...

Williams-Sonoma hires ex-Macy's tech leader as CTO

Yasir Anwar, former CTO at Macy's, is taking on the same role at Williams-Sonoma. He will report to President and CEO Laura Alber.

Consumer chatbot adoption facing some hurdles

While artificial intelligence and chatbots are clearly proving useful for retailers when it comes to improved customer enagement and experience, consumers are not quite big fans. A PointSource study reveals that while consumers are getting familiar with AI, there remains...

Survey: Data, top tier buy-in are key to successful customer experience

Retailers aiming to shore up the customer experience, and return on investment with CX technology, need to focus on getting executive support and ensuring good data integration. Those are the findings of a new Confirmit survey highlighting critcal areas that...

Amazon may be mulling new wrist tracking device

A New York Post report reveals Amazon has two patents related to a device that may track a worker's hand while on the job.   The report stated the wristband would tap ultrasonic sound or possibly radio transmission to track hands during inventory work.

LinkNYC embracing Valentine's Day with Instagram strategy

Link, which operates LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosks in New York City, is inviting people to celebrate Valentine's Day by posting a photo to Instagram and tagging it with #LinkLoveNYC, according to the New York City Patch. Valentine's Day posts will be...

Crystal Display Systems debuts range of touch monitors

Crystal Display Systems Ltd. has launched a range of glass-to-glass monitors and touch monitors.

Consumers not really understanding AI, claims study

While the retail segment is embracing artificial intelligence, the consumer is still a bit leery and not fully understanding the technology, according to a PointSource study. Consumers are a bit confused about how chatbots work and so aren't fully embracing...

American Airlines going cashless at Miami airport

Travelers flying out of Miami International Airport on American Airlines won't be taking cash for checking bags and overweight bag fees. The airline is going cashless, according to a New York Post report, and will only accept debit or credit...

Amazon Go store now open to the public

Amazon is opening its cashierless Amazon Go store to consumers in Seattle today, following a 14-month trial with company employees, according to The Seattle Times. Upon entering, customers scan a smartphone app that registers them into the store. After grabbing...

Analyst: Pokemon Go proves AR beats VR

GlobalData, a data and analytics company, believes augmented reality has a greater future ahead of it than virtual reality. The company argues virtual reality has very limited applications whereas augmented reality has many potential uses, such as Pokemon Go, according...

Theatro, Curbside partner on click and collect customer experience

Theatro is partnering with Curbside in a quest to improve the 'click and collect' customer experience when it comes to in-store pickup of online orders in the retail segment. The collaboration will provide retailers great efficiency and empower retail associates...

Kiosk Information Systems partners with gift registration platform provider

Kiosk Information Systems has partnered with Jifiti Gifting Solutions, provider of a gift registration platform, on a self-service gift registry experience for retailers and brands, according to a press release. Registrants can create and manage their gift lists using the...

In-store mobile efforts proving successful in retail

A new study reveals retailers deploying in-store mobile in a successful fashion are projected to enjoy upwards of 146 percent sale growth in 2018. The research, from managed mobile services provider Stratix in partnership with IHL Group, noted success is...

Four Winds Casino switches out LCD videowalls for LED displays

Four Winds Casino, based in New Buffalo, Michigan, has swapped out two LCD video walls with two large Nixel Series LED displays from NanoLumens. The casino selected NanoLumens displays because they are simpler to maintain and push video content than...

Personal experience playing bigger role in purchase, reveals report

A good majority, 80 percent, of consumers are more likely to buy when a brand is delivering a personalized experience. That's one finding of a online survey polling 1,000 consumers ages 18 to 64. The survey data is published in...

Tax bill may impact retailer strategy in several ways

Retailers will likely be hiring less workers and embracing automation technology due to the new federal tax laws. The first place to be automated will likely be the cash register, given lower new equipment costs that will come into play...

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