Here Are 24 Countries Where Windows Phone Outsells The iPhone (And Why It Does)
Seeking innovation? Look for the intersection of physical and digital worlds.
Take, for example, Tesco supermarkets in South Korea. The company wanted to increase sales without creating more stores. Tesco understood that Koreans work long hours and have little appetite for shopping at the end of the day so they created virtual grocery stores at subway stations. These virtual stores, shelves and all, are projected on the walls of subway stations. To purchase items, shoppers simply go to a Tesco app on a smartphone and scan the projected items’ QR code. When purchases are completed, the order is delivered to shoppers’ homes shortly after they get home from work.
The Tesco app was downloaded 400,000 times in one month after the launch and Tesco skyrocketed to number one in online sales in Korea.
You have one hand left to play, but I doubt you will play it, because you are living in a tunnel.
That play is adopt the Android OS and give all BB10 devices the ability to run Android.
Salvage what’s left of the name by making a transition to Android immediately. Only then will people be tempted to try your devices.
Perhaps adopting someone else’s OS was always too hard of a paradigm shift to make for old executives that were out of touch with what consumers need.
It is pretty evident that your current thinking can’t save the once might company.
PS Congrats on your latest achievement of laying off 4500 people.
This Microbial Battery Makes Power And Water From Poop And Pollution
BY SYDNEY BROWNSTONE, fastcoexist.com
A breakthrough in bacteria-powered batteries could make it far easier to treat pollution in wastewater (and power our phones at the same time).
The idea of sewage-powered devices is not new. In fact, it’s existed for more than a century. But…
How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa
GEOFFREY YORK, theglobeandmail.com
When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn’t get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.
With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for…
Although this app will encourage people to stare at their phones at a live event, it’s still an ingenious intersection of the home and live experiences.
“The home of the Brooklyn Nets released the Barclays Center app in an attempt to merge the best of the stadium experience with the technological benefits of watching the game from home.
The Barclays Center app, which is iOS and Android compatible, is a new event app that allows spectators to interact with live in-game footage and other arena features. The app, which connects through the arena’s public Wi-Fi and is powered by Cisco’s StadiumVision Mobile technology, provides fans the ability to access live, in-game video, the official television feed, a 30-second rewind feature for replays, and up to four different cameras – mixing TV angles and GoPros mounted around the arena.
Incredibly, the app also lets users order food from their seat, send messages for display on the scoreboard, check-in, and interact with other users. The StadiumVision Mobile technology provides a nearly seamless stream of action to your phone at only a two second delay.”
Brainstorming at 30K feet: Reflections from the ‘hackathon in the sky’
[Full disclosure: British Airways paid for my flight, allowing me to participate in this project.]
30,000 above the Atlantic Ocean, entrepreneurs on a chartered flight to London worked furiously to solve one of the world’s most…