Google’s new search feature shows users when local restaurants are booked up and what stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.
Google Glass will be getting its very own app store next year. The news was first revealed in a New York Times Magazine piece this past weekend. Since then, Google has confirmed it to the blog Marketing Land.
Cats in an Ikea store in the UK.
An English IKEA decided to release 100 live cats overnight. Why? Why would you question such a thing? The video is the most amazing and life-affirming event. Ever. Embrace it. Watch it a thousand times. Watch it ten thousand times. (Video)
Any animal, anywhere, any time
The slaughtermobile — a stainless steel industrial facility on wheels — is catching on across the country, filling a desperate need in a burgeoning movement to bring people closer to their food. It is also perhaps one of the most visible symbols of a subtle transformation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, long criticized for promoting big agribusiness.
As Europe cuts spending and China ramps up exports, the U.S. is being looked to by trade partners to once again consume. But with U.S. unemployment high and incomes flat, that may spell fresh trouble.
Watch out, Joe’s Bait and Tackle, you better not have a big, open glass door with light wooden tables along the middle and light wooden shelves lining the walls on which you will display your wares, including, but not limited to laptops and computers. Apple has that entire color scheme and layout, so don’t even think about it.
That’s right: Apple trademarked their retail stores. Here’s the skinny…
The Chuck Norris Legend continues here at the Chuck Norris Shop
Have you ever wanted to buy a piece of a legend? Here at the Chuck Norris Shop we not only tell you some of the crazy facts and funny stories associated with him, but offer you a great selection of the products that have grown to define him.
You would think they would have done this a long time ago with the success of the Apple stores
Microsoft is officially wading into competitive retail with its own slew of storefronts, and the company just hired David Porter, the new VP of Retail Stores, to lead the charge when he starts on February 16th. “Defining the time frame, locations and specifics for planned Microsoft-branded retail stores will be Porter’s first order of business,” Microsoft said in a press release. Continue reading… “Microsoft Retail Store”
Futurist Speaker, Thomas Frey, DaVinci Institute
Rocky Radar: Monday’s Night with a Futurist featured Thomas Frey’s thoughts on “The Coming Data Tsunami.” Simply, this coming tidal wave exists because the rate of data creation is about to explode and exceed all solutions to store, transmit, process and extract value from the data. At the core of Frey’s thoughts on the subject is what he calls the cumulative law of information value. To paraphrase, this law says that more information, or data reserves, is more valuable and that this value grows exponentially. An important addendum to this law is that that a lag time exists between data creation and when the value from that data can be extracted. With this view on the value of information in place – postulating that it could even be a currency of the future – Frey went on to explore the challenges expected as the volume of information explodes.
The Link Child Locator is a conceptual design for a much needed gadget that enables you to find lost children or other members of your group when separated in a large or crowded space.
The original Lawson store chain has spawned “Happy Lawson” and “Natural Lawson”
Sony sinks, Toyota tumbles, and the Nikkei stock index plunges to lows not seen for more than a quarter of a century. But the global financial storm can’t rattle Japan’s convenience stores, where sales are up smartly. These hardy and still-multiplying spawn of 7-Eleven now number about 41,700, and they are arguably the most convenient convenience stores on Earth.