Deutsche Post grabs UK Mail in e-commerce parcel delivery race (by reuters)
Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) is buying independent British postal operator UK Mail Group (UKM.L) for 243 million pounds ($316 million) to cement its foothold in Europe’s three largest e-commerce markets, Britain, Germany and France.
Global mobile consumer survey 2016: UK cut (by deloitte)
Smartphone penetration is approaching a peak, just nine years after the launch of the first full touchscreen smartphone.
No other personal device has had the same commercial and societal impact as the smartphone, and no other device seems likely to. However, as the base nears a plateau, relentless innovation continues at device and network levels, leading to exciting times.
The transformative business model (by hbr)
We usually associate an industry’s transformation with the adoption of a new technology. But although new technologies are often major factors, they have never transformed an industry on their own. What does achieve such a transformation is a business model that can link a new technology to an emerging market need.
More than mobile banking: How mobile is driving innovation in the financial sector (by mbi)
Mobility has disrupted a number of industries, but the marriage of new technology to the financial sector, in particular, is extraordinarily innovative. Though the financial market is evolving through the use of mobile devices and mobile applications that offer full banking services, these innovations extend far beyond mobile banking.
Reinventing marketing in the digital era (by bbva)
Marketing is at the interface of the firm and its present and prospective markets. How will the activities, responsibilities and design of the marketing organisation evolve in the future?
Your smart appliances are watching you (by cio)
Your fridge is getting so smart, security-software maker Kaspersky Lab thinks you probably shouldn’t trust it.
Two-thirds of businesses see digital transformation looming, half say CIOs should lead it (by techrepublic)
More evidence has arrived that digital transformation is a top concern for businesses. But, a new report also shows that fragmented implementations and inability to experiment are roadblocks.