Monthly Archives: December 2013

Applebee’s & Others to Make Tablets in Restaurants a Mainstay in 2014

Mounted tablets in restaurants that let diners view menus, order drinks and food items, and pay their checks at the table via credit card are now making their way into major restaurant chains across the U.S., changing the dining experience for both guests and wait staff in a substantial way.
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The Death of Cable Television in Favor of Smart TV Apps

Cable television hasn’t had a good year. Collectively, cable providers lost 113,000 subscribers in just the third quarter of 2013. But this really isn’t a surprise. Cable TV has been on rapid decline since early September 2011, with nearly 5 million subscribers opting out over the last 5 years. And the reasoning is as clear as crystal for almost everyone but the providers themselves, as they remain befuddled and scratching their heads.
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Mobile Commerce Skyrockets for Retailers on Black Friday 2013

If there was ever a time to convince retailers of the power of mobile commerce, they only need to take a discerning look at Black Friday 2013.  According to early reports released by IBM Benchmark data, online sales grew by 19% over Black Friday 2012, with mobile sales up an incredible 43%.  Consumers are proving insatiably ravenous for mobile optimized shopping environments like never before, showcasing yet again the incredible potential of mobile commerce to drive unprecedented sales volume.
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