Retail to be omnichannel by default



a close up of a computer keyboard: There was, no doubt, an organic shift towards online-led by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart but it was a given that customers would go out, experience, and shop.


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There was, no doubt, an organic shift towards online-led by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart but it was a given that customers would go out, experience, and shop.

By Brij Bhushan

ALL THIS WHILE, the mantra for a successful retail shop was “Location, Location, and Location”. Find the right location and a big part of the proposition is solved. This was largely true six months back. There was, no doubt, an organic shift towards online-led by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart but it was a given that customers would go out, experience, and shop.

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The Technology 202: ACLU sues DHS over purchase of cellphone location data used to track immigrants

It’s critical we uncover how federal agencies are accessing bulk databases of Americans’ location data and why,” Nathan Freed Wessler, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, said in a statement. “There can be no accountability without transparency.

Senate Democrats, such as privacy advocate Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), had written a letter to DHS asking for more information on how such data was being used. On Wednesday morning, they disclosed that the department’s inspector general would take up the matter.

“If federal agencies are tracking American citizens without warrants, the public deserves answers and

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Why Micron Technology Stock Can Break Higher From 20-Year Highs

Shares of Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) have shot up to 20-year highs this fall thanks to a couple of price target upgrades by Wall Street analysts, who predict that the memory specialist has more upside to offer on the back of higher demand from data centers and 5G smartphones.

Deutsche Bank and Mizuho Securities have raised their per-share price targets to $70, indicating an upside of around 10% from Micron’s current stock price. But it wouldn’t be surprising to see the memory specialist break higher and surpass Wall Street’s expectations. Let’s see why.

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A favorable DRAM environment

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SoftBank bets on freight shipping technology

SoftBank Group Corp. is doubling down on its bet that technology startups will reshape freight shipping and logistics, a sector that has been an ambitious focal point for the firm.

Through its Vision Fund 2, the Japanese firm led a $113.5 million investment in Flock Freight, a U.S. software startup that offers a service that uses algorithms to match trucks with freight headed in the same direction. The service, intended to optimize trucks’ shipping capacity, is akin to a ride-hailing company’s pooled services that match riders in the same vehicle based on their pickup and drop-off locations.

The deal values

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New high-tech, crime-fighting tool set for deployment in Aldine

With the murder rate rising to record levels and gun-play a daily fact of life in far too many Houston-area neighborhoods, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia is putting in place a potentially game-changing, anti-crime technology called “Shot Spotter”.

“You take the middle person out of it and it happens in nanoseconds if that,” said Garcia.

Shot Spotter amounts to an integrated network of sensors and microphones strategically deployed throughout neighborhoods that detect and analyze gunfire.

No more waiting

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