Amazon Go, Amazon's new brick-and-mortar retail initiative, caused a media frenzy when its first location had a soft opening for Amazon employees in 2016. The store offered a revolutionary take on the classic corner store: no lines, no cashiers, no cash registers. Just go in, pick what you'd like, and walk out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc The idea … Continue reading Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?
Last night during the Super Bowl, Amazon aired an ad promoting its home voice assistant, Alexa. This is the fourth consecutive year that Amazon has aired an ad promoting the product during the Big Game. The 90-second commercial reportedly cost Amazon upwards of $15 Million to air, a figure that does not account for the … Continue reading The Future of Amazon’s Alexa
I'm sure you have heard it time and time again over the past few years: "Retail is dead!" It seems like every other week there is another former retail giant declaring bankruptcy. The classic example is Sears, but there is a whole laundry list of others who have been closing stores in the wake of … Continue reading Can E-Commerce Save Retail? Maybe.
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson is the story of the life of the co-founder of Apple, Inc., the company that brought us one of the first desktop computers and other technologies that have changed the world in which we live. Prior to reading this biography, I admittedly did not know much about Steve Jobs beyond … Continue reading Book Summary | Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Tech Trek West 2019, My name is George Ahlering and I am currently a Junior here at Boston College. I am beyond excited to get to know each of you next semester through this course. Here is a bit about myself: I am from St. Louis, Missouri, a little over 1,000 miles from Chestnut Hill. … Continue reading Selfie | George Ahlering