Being connected to everything and everyone via apps on our smartphones is changing the way we live. Apps are becoming an emotionally important and integral part of people’s daily lives. Today there is an app for just about everything. And the benefits of these apps are being experienced in various ways around the globe.
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Reading the latest Ericsson ConsumerLab report, Optimal Consumer Experience, made me laugh as I recalled the very funny YouTube clip Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy. Is there a limit to our expectations as consumers? Is it in our nature as human beings to always be seeking and demanding more? Will we ever be content? No, [...]
I have high expectations about how adding connectivity to different products will change my behavior and add benefits. While I do look forward to being able to scan my fridge and get automated messages on what groceries I should buy on my way from work, I think the connected car could be my favorite product [...]
Small retailers have never had it easy, but the struggle of so-called “mom and pop” businesses has been particularly painful to watch in the last 15 years. Many would blame online shopping. But the mobile Web is beginning to emerge as a tool to stimulate business for traditional brick and mortar businesses.
I’ve been a gamer since my brother brought home one of the first cartridge games to play on his VIC 20 in the early 80s. Having kids transformed me into more of a casual console sports gamer, but pre-fatherhood, I could spend days, evenings and nights playing Battlefield 2, mostly working on my helicopter riding skills.
Money in its physical form, in other words coins and notes, has played an important role in society for centuries. But today, society is becoming more and more “cash less”. And while consumers choose to use debit and credit cards, and mobile money services to complete their monetary transactions, they are not the ones leading [...]
As 2011 drew to a close, Ericsson ConsumerLab identified the hottest consumer trends for 2012 and beyond. And, when asked what I expected the most important changes to be this year, it struck me that although everyone knows that smartphones are popular, very few seem to grasp the enormous implications these devices are having for [...]
When I was young, dating – or at least trying to date – consisted of slipping a note into a girl’s locker, or shuffling nervously towards her to ask her out with my friends offering humiliating support in the background.
The web is the web – even though we consume it on devices of varying screen sizes.
For the first time in history, the number of people living in cities is greater than the number living in rural areas, with more than1,900 people moving to the city every hour.