Mike Serbinis Dx3 2015

Victory By Culture: Mike Serbinis’ Success Habit & How To Build Your Own

When Mike Serbinis was 15 years old he was building new propulsion ...

Mike Serbinis Dx3 2015

Victory By Culture: Mike Serbinis’ Success Habit & How To Build Your Own

When Mike Serbinis was 15 years old he was building new propulsion systems for NASA and Lockheed Martin. He completed university at Queens University with a degree in physics and engineering and later a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He then quit a job with Microsoft and went [...]

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The Future is Omni-Channel, So Why Are Retailers Struggling To Adopt It?

The days of awkwardly avoiding eye contact with hovering sales associates are slowly coming to an end. It’s video killed the radio star, rehashed: ecommerce is killing the retail star. I for one say good riddance. The first to fall has been the big box retailers: the Targets, and the Future Shops. While there are [...]

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Mike Serbinis’ League Launches Personal Health Platform

Since speaking at Dx3 2015 in March, Mike Serbinis has been hard at work on LEAGUE, the personal health platform that promises to “accelerate the world’s transition to a health system of the future.” Today, LEAGUE has been unveiled to the general public. In the launch video, a woman wears an Apple Watch for health-tracking [...]

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Beck Taxi Integrates PayPal For Easy In-App Payments

Paying your fare at the conclusion of a taxi ride is probably the most arduous part of an otherwise pleasant process. Uber and Toronto’s now-defunct version of Hailo both offer credit card in-app payment so that a customer could simply get out of the taxi (watch for cyclists) and receive a receipt via email for [...]

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40% Of Shoppers Use Online Cart To Transition Devices: Bronto Research

Online shoppers can be a fickle bunch. The process for customers to research and buy could take multiple visits on different devices coming from many different channels. Research from Bronto Software tells us that 40% of online shoppers will leave items in an online shopping cart to view later on a different device or in [...]

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Retrofuture: IBM’s 1999 Forgotten Receipt Commercial Imagines RFID Matrix-Style

The trenchcoat, the sideburns, the late 90s! IBM’s 1999 ad depicted how RFID (the radio frequency technology now commonly found in cell phones and credit cards) could make shopping as convenient as shoplifting in the not-too-distant future. The amazing thing is, despite reeking of 90s motifs, the ad is still good! Unlike other ads that [...]

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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Describes Career Journey, Business Failures

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings spoke at German Media Convention re:publica on the future of digital entertainment, but perhaps more interestingly, he shared his personal journey as a technology executive and described the thinking behind Netflix’s boldest decisions. At around the 10-minute mark, Hastings spoke about his time as CEO of Pure Software. He twice resigned from his B2B [...]

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Periscope’s Grooveshark-Style Defence Hides In Legal Grey Waters

On May 2 during the Manny Pacquiao / Floyd Mayweather fight, the Internet came to the startling realization that phone cameras could be pointed at TVs. The ensuing debate pitted two rival fighters against each other in that classic twelve round bout of old media vs new. In this corner, weighing in at a limber [...]

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Data Finds CASL’s Feared Chilling Effect On Business

If you send email as part of your marketing, you probably had a rollicking debate in your office about whether your business is Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) compliant. You may have read through brochures, blogs, and government-created PDFs, but at the end of the day, were you really sure that you wouldn’t be fined? CASL [...]

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Understanding Digital And Consumer Loyalty

by Claude Galipeau, Country Manager – Yahoo Canada If you live in Canada, chances are you have a loyalty card in your wallet right now. Loyalty programs are incredibly popular with Canadian consumers. Our recent research study “Talking Loyalty” found that 90% of Canadians have a loyalty card, which represents approximately 22 million consumers. Why [...]

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