ECOM Blog

  • Chatbot Created By 14-Year-Old Shows (a lot of) Promise

    • March 1st, 2017

    Chatbots can be created for many different purposes and they’re said to revolutionise the way we interact with services and companies online. It has not been long since the introduction of this new technology, some chatbots have been more successful than others but one, in particular, stands out and it has been created by a 14-year-old! &...

  • Facebook vs Snapchat Feud Continues

    • February 7th, 2017

    [Update] Is Snapchat losing the battle with Instagram?   Just five months after Instagram launched their stories feature, a noticeable drop can be seen in Snapchat’s growth – it slowed by a staggering 82%. Although the growth of Instagram Stories can’t be confirmed as a direct reason for the issue, it does correlate...

  • Google’s Intrusive Interstitials Penalty Is Now Live

    • January 26th, 2017

    Google have started the New Year off with a brand new algorithm change designed to give penalties to websites which use intrusive interstitials on mobile devices. This means that websites deploying this technique should see themselves fall down the rankings in the search results pages. It could well path the way for a better mobile experience for...

  • ‘Checkout-less’ Amazon Go Stores Are Coming To The UK

    • December 14th, 2016

    At this time of the year, any traditional retail store will likely have queues of customers lining up to the checkouts, which can seem frustrating especially if you’re in a rush. What if there was a way to pick the products you want and walk out of the store, paying for the item with no checkout and no queuing. Well, this is exactly the...

  • Zuckerberg Plans To Fight Fake News With AI

    • December 6th, 2016

    The U.S. 2016 Election has been at the centre of mainstream media’s attention for the past year and a half with social media bridging the gap between technology and politics. We’ve already discussed the social bubble of this but now the plot has thickened. After Donald Trump won, social networks such as Facebook have been criticised...