Features by Sam Harnett
Posted In: Amazon, instant delivery, online shopping, e-commerce
Amazon and start-ups compete for the instantaneous delivery dollar.
Posted In: usps, mail, holiday mail, holidays
... even after last year's debacle.
Posted In: music streaming, billboard, buying music
But how much will it change album rankings?
Posted In: Cyber Monday, big data, online shopping
Retailers are using what they learn online to sell you stuff in the store.
Posted In: starbucks, holiday, holiday drinks, neuroscience
Here's why you crave that pumpkin spice latte and other "holidays in a glass."
Posted In: mirror, department store, app, ebay, Nordstrom, Retail
Dressing room mirrors with touch screens that tell stores about your preferences and buying habits are part of a wider push to track online and offline shopping activity.
Posted In: weather websites, polar vortex, fuel bills, winter
A polar vortex is predictable, so it makes for an easy, media-friendly story.
Posted In: advertising, marketing, online advertising
New metrics can measure whether we are looking at and engaging with online ads.
Posted In: auto industry, BMW
Some cars play engine noise through speakers to give drivers that familiar VROOM.
Posted In: apps, advertising, mobile ads
Apps let companies mine far more of your personal data than websites.