We hope you enjoyed your Easter break. A bit of a melting pot of online retail and online banking flavours this week.
Was this not obvious? Go where the people are?
- Marketing and advertising shift to where the eyeballs are online - Syndey Morning Herald
ABC seem to be doing great at leading the way merging traditional TV with online. Bravo.
- ABC keen to engage second screeners - The Australian (paywalled)
What's the online banking reach for Australia?
- The Netherlands Leads Europe in Online Banking - eMarketer
Around the world
A big (US$1 billion - Dr Evil anyone?) purchase of the popular smartphone photo sharing app Instagram by Facebook.
As a result, there's some more privacy concerns directed at Facebook.
"Takeaway food profits from laziness....the internet or mobile phones make the process even easier".
- Britain's takeaway business - Pizza app - The Economist
Throwing some considerations for cloud adoption into the wind.
- What The Cloud Doesn’t Do - TechCrunch
Augmented reality raises its head again. It's been a little while.
Tougher times for retailers ahead?
As if retailing isn't hard enough at the moment with the economic environment and consumer access to information on their smartphones. Spare a thought for retailers with products going digital.
- Media retailing - A losing game - The Economist
Any cross-border logistics challenges as the Chinese take to the Mobile Internet for shopping? Could you get your goods to your Chinese customers? Will they even bother to go outside China?
Paypal and DocuSign taking online security up a notch.
Rats and mice
Don't bother with that fancy social network startup. Silicon valley have given up on social. It's time to get groomed grooming!
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