Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 The integration is made possible thanks to a mobile commerce platform called Button, which also works with companies like Uber, Airbnb and Ticketmaster. For you,… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Ch. 9 – Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management
Description: BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight products like flooring and roofing materials online takes a very different approach to logistics than selling books. As BuildDirect’s… Read more »
Description: Bumble turns the dating dynamic on its head by asking women to start the conversation. Source: CNN Money Date: February 11, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think an app with this motive would be as successful as other alternatives? 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a business model?
Description: No one wants to go to a car dealership. We’re in the era where everything can be done online, so it’s crazy you can’t buy a new car straight from the web. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 Drive Motors does exactly what you imagine should already happen. It’s a plugin for car dealer websites…. Read more »
Description: Has Uber created a customer base of riders that might not have existed otherwise? Source: Tech Vibes Date: October 29, 2015 Uber isn’t just taking business from taxi companies, it might also be creating a new market, according to a new report commissioned by the City of Ottawa. Read More Questions for discussion: 1…. Read more »
Description: Two new versions of Apple TV are currently being released. Source: Tech News World Date: October 27, 2015 Apple on Monday opened up advanced orders for the next generation of Apple TV, as promised. The set-top boxes are expected to hit homes between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3. It’s offering two versions of the Apple TV…. Read more »
Description: At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha demoed Motobot — a humanoid, motorcycle-riding robot. Source: CNN Money Date: October 30, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. What do you think a machine like this will eventually be used for? 2. What do you think Yamaha’s motives were to create a robot such as this?
Description: This will be the first time Twitter has engaged in a full advertising campaign. Source: TechCrunch Date: October 27, 2015 During Twitter’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey let us know that the company would be running a new TV commercial during the World Series. As The Verge points out, this commercial was done by the same group… Read more »