mobile apps

Should Retailers Invest in Mobile Shopping Apps?

Technology is changing the way consumers shop. More and more people are not only shopping online, but shopping online from a mobile device. Our recent survey identifies these trends for retailers to decide their best plan of action.

Instagram vs. Picplz – The Tale of Two Photo Apps

Image from: Camera Image / Shutterstock As everyone on the planet is now aware, Instagram, the mobile photo-app of choice among hipsters, is going to be acquired by Facebook  for a magical $1 billion. The world of consumer apps is tough – how many other photo apps are out there that had close to the same functionality but yet didn’t take off like Instagram did?  In the case of Instagram,

Is a “location-based flirting app” a good idea?

Image from: Smartphone Image / Shutterstock This afternoon I read that Skout, a location-based social networking app for singles, recently received $22 million from Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Since I had never heard of Skout before, I decided to go more research. The app allows users to see, or “skout,” who is nearby – without disclosing their exact location. If you see someone you like, you can send