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Surprised by a company as large as Starbucks would release an app that had this big of a security hole.
I remember sitting in a meeting with another large company who said the tradeoff is development vs legal liability. Is the customer really first?
Starbucks app leaves passwords vulnerable
Data collected from your smartphone is shaping the future of marketing — and cell phone companies are cashing in.
What your phone knows about you — where you are, what you’re searching for and what you like — is mouthwatering for advertisers. Combined with other third-party data, including your age and salary range, marketers are using cell phone customers’ information to make decisions about how they advertise.
Though all four major carriers sell their customers’ smartphone data, Verizon’s (VZ, Fortune 500) year-old Precision Market Insights program is the farthest-reaching. Here’s how the Precision program works, according to Verizon spokeswoman Debi Lewis
Digital pickpockets have found a way to use the same technology to line their pockets with goods and services bought with stolen credit cards. The newest smartphones are making it easy for thieves to steal and use stolen credit cards.
Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/local-12/stories/digital-pickpockets-using-smartphones-steal-credit-cards-5731.shtml
Google Adwords Labels
Good article on Google Adwords Labels. Great for cross campaign keyword analysis in Google Adwords
Here is the Faq from Google
How to Sell Via the Web. Evolution of the sales person
Netflix, what does it mean to customers? what does it mean for investors? what does it mean for ecommerce?
Netflix, gonna pay it? nope- me either. Cancellation coming. If you want to offer a good service for a good price, don’t bump the price. That is the reason people migrated to ya! If you would enhance your products online-well maybe… but you gotta get better before you ask for more. You lost my loyalty with this.
Now, how does it impact ecommerce? You need to recognize how and why your customers came to you. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t!
Remember your roots.
Prediction-Netflix will go the way of the 8 track, webtv, underoos, and the where is the beef lady. At least people liked the where is the beef lady!
This is a great time for someone to rise to the occasion? Google? Apple? time for them to get aggressive.