By Duane Peck on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
On September 22 Mark Zuckerberg closed his presentation at Facebook’s annual F8 conference with a reference to Moore’s Law, the trend of exponential technology growth first observed in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. Zuckerberg used the reference to make a point about the bevy of new Open Graph features the world’s largest social media platform had just announced. He said Facebook was “taking the next step” with additions that would enable more flexible interactions on the web, and invited those watching or in attendance to take future steps with them. Translated: change is constant, and we will continue to accelerate it.
Whoooooooooooooooosh. Did you hear that? It was the sound of a bullet train known as social media racing towards the horizon. And if you’re not already onboard, now is the time to get your ticket-- or at least try and grab the caboose as it whizzes by.
By Duane Peck on Thursday, June 16, 2011
Convergence. It’s a theme that’s been on the tip of everyone’s tongue at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition 2011 in San Diego. It’s in keynote speeches and PowerPoint decks; on marketing brochures and booth graphics. Whether it’s the blurring of lines between offline and online commerce via mobile, social and local forces, the impending union of the Web and television, or even the collision of print and digital news media (the themes of the show’s first three keynotes, respectively), convergence is everywhere at IRCE 2011.
By Duane Peck on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Launched in October of last year, ShopRunner is a $79 annual subscription program that provides its members with free two-day shipping and free returns on an ever-growing assortment of products from a network of over 60 best-in-class brands and retailers.
The coverage around ShopRunner thus far has centered on the program’s parallels to Amazon Prime, and how GSI is using it to provide multi-channel retailers a platform to compete with the world’s largest online retailer. But what are the challenges for GSI as a company in operating a consumer-facing endeavor like Shoprunner?
To dive deeper on these and other topics, I caught up with Mike Golden, President of ShopRunner. Here’s what he had to say:
On ShopRunner vs. Amazon Prime:
“It’s been interesting that the media has portrayed ShopRunner solely as an anti-Amazon initiative by GSI Commerce...
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