Mobile, Mobile, Mobile!

Recent studies in the US [1,2] emphasize the importance of mobile for retail. The numbers speak for themselves: 61% of online purchases were made via mobile 60% of consumers shopped via a mobile app If you think about it for a minute it makes absolutely sense: people use their mobile all the time. If your […]

The importance of a seamless checkout

A easy to use checkout process for your online business is of utmost importance. Why? Because more than one in four shoppers abandoned a cart due to a long or complicated checkout process. Think about it for a minute. These shoppers put items in the shopping cart and were ready to checkout and pay. They […]

Artificial Artificial Intelligence

Behind a successful AI there is a human doing critical work. It’s an open secret that behind the “magic” of AI tools there are large teams of people, doing things like labeling the training data to make it work. The result of their work is truly impressive: we are tricked into believing that these AIs […]

Like it or not

Instagram (or Insta as the platform is called by the cognoscienti) is experimenting with a feature that removes likes. It’s a move that potentially should remove the social pressure users experience: nothing is more devastating on a social media platform than nobody linking your posts. This has of course a huge impact on all those […]

The Challenge of Crafting Intelligible Intelligence | June 2019 | Communications of the ACM

Modern AI approaches often work like black boxes: nobody really knows why things work the way they work. Offering explanations why an AI system came to a conclusion is certainly needed. The article by Daniel S. Weld and Gagan Bansal [1] studied two approaches that are promising: using an inherently interpretable model, or adopting an […]

Consumers Who Use Mobile Are In-Store Shoppers | PYMNTS.com

social-sharing-top Encourgaing your customers to use their mobile on the premesis is good for brick and mortar stores [1]. This goes against the conventional wisdom that mobiles will kill brick and mortar businesses. This and more can be found in the Remote Payments Study by PYMNTS. They collected and analyzed survey data from 2,300 American […]

Progressive Web Apps make you independent

The HUAWEI ban of the US government has illustrated how volatile the Android App distribution system, i.e., Play Store, really is. The same is true for the iTunes App store. Whenever there is a single private company in control of the App distribution channel and this company is forced to follow sanctions, it cuts millions […]