Google’s Datally app adds more ways to limit mobile data usage

In November, Google introduced Datally, a data-saving app largely aimed at emerging markets where users often rely on prepaid SIM cards, and don’t have access to all-you-can-eat unlimited data plans. The app lets users granularly control which apps can use data, which resulted in a 30% savings on data usage …

Ocado Technology has successfully trialed driverless grocery deliveries

Ocado Technology has successfully trialed driverless grocery deliveries “Labor accounts for 75% of the cost of transporting shipments by truck, so adopters can begin to realize those savings. Beyond that, while truckers are prohibited from driving more than 11 hours per day without taking an eight-hour break, a driverless truck …

Sherpa, the Spanish personal assistant, launches an API for its predictive AI with Porsche as 1st customer

Sherpa, a personal assistant startup that has carved out a niche for itself by focusing on the Spanish-language market (alongside English) and predictive suggestions, is expanding. The company is launching a set of APIs called the Sherpa Platform, which will let other businesses tap into its predictive recommendations and use …

Pew: Social media still growing in emerging markets but stalled elsewhere

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s (so far) five-year project to expand access to the Internet in emerging markets makes plenty of business sense when you look at the latest report by the Pew Research Center — which shows social media use has plateaued across developed markets but continues to rise in the developing world. …

Mobile accounts for 44% of online transactions in Europe

Transactions completed on the smartphone continue to rise globally. Especially in Northern Europe and Japan, mobile transaction now represent over half of online transactions. In Europe, Sweden is the absolute leader with 60 percent. Source: eCommerce News eu Republished by Blog Post Promoter

German ecommerce association wants more letterbox deliveries

Bevh, the German association of ecommerce and mail order, wants to have more online orders delivered to home letterboxes. It will work closer together with VDBF, the association of the German envelope industry, to make this happen. Source: eCommerce News eu Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How many jobs are at risk from artificial intelligence?

How many jobs are at risk from artificial intelligence? Accenture Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Paul Daugherty on how artificial intelligence will impact the workforce in America in the future. Artificial Intelligence Training Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Disruption in Business. Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning – is your …

A 360° tour of Ocado’s automated warehouse

A 360° tour of Ocado’s automated warehouse  Ocado’s automated warehouse is filled with automation.  If you haven’t heard of Ocado you will.  It is the world’s largest online-only supermarket. Automation Blogs Automating the Grocery Warehouse. Blogs about Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Augmented …

Photomyne raises $5 million for its A.I.-powered photo scanning app

Tel Aviv-based Photomyne, an A.I.-powered app that helps you bring your old photo prints online, has been benefitting from the subscription app boom to the tune of $5 million in Series A funding. Today, the app is used by a million people every month, and 250,000 people pay the $20 annual …

Riskified prevents fraud on your favorite e-commerce site

Meet Riskified, an Israel-based startup that has raised $64 million in total to fight online fraud. The company has built a service that helps you reject transactions from stolen credit cards and approve more transactions from legitimate clients. If you live in the U.S., chances are you know someone who …

Lyft’s app code reveals unlaunched bike or scooter feature

Lyft hasn’t acquired a bike-sharing startup or gotten a scooter permit yet, but it’s already preparing its app for them with a feature codenamed “last mile”. Code and screenshots dug out of Lyft’s Android app reveal a way to search a map for last mile vehicles, and scan a QR …

Mister Spex: ‘On average, 15,000 orders per day’

Ten years ago, Mister Spex disrupted the traditional optics industry by launching an online platform. Now, with over three million customers and, on average, 15,000 orders per day, the company has become the most successful online optician in Europe. Ecommerce News Europe interviewed Carsten Hennig, head of international at Mister …

Bag Week 2018: Chrome’s BLCKCHRM Bravo 2.0 backpack is a burly, stylish beast

If you needed to pick a bag to have your back in a street fight, you should probably choose Chrome’s Bravo 2.0. I tested a version of this pack from the company’s higher-end BLCKCHRM line. The BLCKCHRM version of the Bravo 2.0 replaces the normal pack’s 1050 denier nylon exterior with …

Andrew Ng – The State of Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng – The State of Artificial Intelligence. Andrew Ng is an adjunct professor at Stanfor University and is extremely well known in the artificial intelligence community. Artificial Intelligence Training Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Quotes. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Basics. Artificial Intelligence Quotes: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen …

Here’s Ford’s plan for Detroit

Ford will spend the next four years transforming at least 1.2 million square feet of space in Corktown—Detroit’s oldest neighborhood—into a hub for its electric and autonomous vehicles businesses. But the automaker’s ultimate aim goes beyond just building a new campus. The goal is to create a “mobility corridor,”—Ford’s version of its …

Promofarma experiments with one-hour delivery

Spanish pharmacy network Promofarma wants to deliver products to customers a lot faster than it currently does and is thus testing one-hour delivery. The new service will initially start only in Spain, but expanding to other countries in Europe is something they are thinking about. Source: eCommerce News eu Republished …

Starz launches 14 channels on YouTube TV

YouTube’s live TV streaming service is getting a big addition, starting today. Starz is rolling out its 14 channels, including Starz, Starz Encore, and Starz Encore Westerns, to the Google-owned streaming service as an add-on that costs $9 per month. The network joins YouTube TV’s other premium channel options, including …

Nine Steps You Can Take to Increase and Generate New Leads

1. Referrals are your number one lead generator, set up a Referral Program now. Begin asking your current and standing customers/clients for referrals, right now! Never ask for a referral until after your client has confirmed you have delivered value, quality knowledge and/or desired outcomes to them. When your current …

Cross-border shopping in Europe 2018

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe is very popular. But of course, there are some differences per country. Online shopping across borders is more popular in Ireland for example than in Poland, where 62 percent of consumers shop domestically only. This is shown by the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research. Source: eCommerce News …

Collection of Supply Chain Automation Blogs (AI, Blockchain, IoT)

Collection of Supply Chain Automation Blogs (AI, Blockchain, IoT…) Supply Chain automation topics include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, IoT, robotics and so on.  The more links you click the deeper you will get into a huge assortment of supply chain automation training. Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management. Inside A …

Roi Calculator

Many company experts are saying that if you’re not already conducting online advertising, you need to begin by putting some online ads immediately. The consumer market is changing rapidly, and people that once read newspapers or looked in the phone book to discover a needed service now spend most of their time …