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Does Artificial Scarcity Help Build a Brand?
"Supplies are limited, so act now (max two per household)." Consumers in some markets are under pressure looking for certain popular smartphones, only to be turned away empty handed. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 30 July 2014

Chromecast: Doing More with Less

Google's TV Dongle Is Ideal for Those on a Budget
Currently the market's flooded with smart TVs and devices to make your TV "smart." Several months ago, I was curious to try out Google's Chromecast, Read more

Posted By Trevor Pardee on 29 July 2014

Encouraging Signs for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Fitbit App a Step in the Right Direction
Fans of popular smart home devices such as Philips' Hue or the Nest Thermostat are unlikely to become Windows Phone users: while there are some impressive third-party apps for those products on Microsoft's Store, there are no official product applications. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 29 July 2014

Read 'em and Reap for Amazon?

Amazon's Mobile Wallet Ambitions. A Distraction?
Amazon's interest in the mobile payment market is of little surprise yet it comes at a time when investors are already questioning many of the retailer's longer-term investments Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 28 July 2014

More Acquisitions in TV Providers on the Horizon

The Need to Offer Quad-Play Services Drives a Round of Consolidation
We'll cover today's announcement that UK-based BSkyB is set to buy Sky operations in Italy and Germany in an Instant Insight later today. The deal reminded me Read more

Posted By Paolo Pescatore on 25 July 2014
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