Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wal-Mart Takes on Amazon

In my very first blog post, I recommended things brick-and-mortar stores could do to take on the rise of e-commerce companies like Amazon. I suggested that they press their advantages, including immediacy and the ablity to provide store visitors with digital experiences that enhance their shopping. You can find that post here. Well, it looks […]

What If Print Magazines Never Existed? Three Ways to Improve the Digital Reading Experience

In preparation for my appearance at this week’s SWIPE 2.0 conference, I read The Association of Magazine Media report on magazine readers and smartphones. You can view the report here. The data in this report suggests that the industry is doing a lot of things right in what is undeniably its early days. It also […]

What I Wish Walt Mossberg Would Write

The headline gracing Walt Mossberg’s column in the Wednesday, March 13 edition of the Wall Street Journal sent me first to the back of the paper and the Personal Journal section. It reads, “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” and you can read it here. I enjoy Mossberg’s columns and believe he does his […]

What You Need To Know About the Return of (Fundamentally Flawed) “Do Not Track” Legislation

Some of you may have read this past week about Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s (D-W.Va.) Do Not Track Online Act, which he has reintroduced this year after it failed to emerge from committee in 2011. Anyone who operates a website or mobile app should read the bill, which you can do here. The bill would force […]