Connecting Online with Offline via mobile App

Connecting the online with the offline world is something deemed essential for the brick and mortar businesses in the very near future. The challenge is now how to actually implement this connection. Retail giants like Amazon have already a clear vision how this connection looks like: they build shops (Amazon Go) that are able to track customers in the shop and to fully automate the check out process. Chinese companies like Bingobox also offer their customers automated checkout experiences. While these automated checkout process are truly fascinating (just take what you need and walk away – payment happens automatically) there […]

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SOLOMON – SOcial LOcal MObile iNdoor

Contrary to many predictions from the past, brick-and-mortar stores are still existing and are not going anywhere anytime soon as they are integral for a customer’s shopping experience. In fact, Amazon, probably THE online shopping platform started rolling out physical book stores and purchased the whole foods chain very recently – working on combining the online and the offline world. Just like Amazon, brick-and-mortar stores can enhance their shopping experience by combining the online and the offline world. Using (customer & product) information and improved customer interactions with smartphones wearables, interactive displays and projections, as well as through intelligent objects/infrastructure brick-and-mortar […]

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Why EDGE Computing is hot

If you followed a recent announcements of the big IT companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook or Amazon odds are that you heard a lot about Artificial Intelligence, Conversational Interfaces, Natural Language Processing or Augmented/Virtual Reality. There seems to be a consent among these companies that we’ll see intelligent assistants built into all kind of household appliances. Consumers already have Amazon Dot/Echo, Google Home and Apple is also entering the game with its Siri powered HomePod. All this devices provide considerable processing power: for example Apple’s smart speaker is rumored to have an A8 CPU which is the same chip […]

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