Competing in the Age of Omnichannel Retailing. By Erik Brynjolfsson, Yu Jeffrey Hu and Mohammad S. Rahman in MIT Sloan Management Review. Summary: “Recent technology advances in mobile computing and augmented reality are blurring the boundaries between traditional and Internet retailing, enabling retailers to interact with consumers through multiple touch points and expose them to a rich blend of offline sensory information and online content. Retailers and their supply-chain partners will need to rethink their competitive strategies.
Major Torrent Site TheBox.bz calls it quits. In Torrent Freak. Pull-quote: “There can be little doubt that the hostile climate referenced by TheBox can be traced back to actions being planned by City of London Police, the Federation Against Copyright Theft, the UK Premier League, plus other local groups such as Rupert Murdoch’s Sky Television. Right now a dark cloud is hanging over many sites and nobody has much of any idea what will happen next.”