With Facebook Messenger adding more and more features to its platform, trying to eventually become the 'One-Stop Shop' for all, I thought that it would be interesting to look at the Chinese example, WeChat, to see whether such initiatives are coming at a high cost to consumers, while adding value to our lives. In China, the internet is actually an intranet. It's largely walled off from the Western world by a complex system of filters and blocks. That Great Firewall blocks any
Mobile has changed the way people shop. We browse products while waiting to be seated for dinner, make purchases on our commute into work, and compare prices online. More than 84% of smartphone users in the U.S. research and compare products via a web browser or mobile app. With more and more consumers getting on-board with mobile shopping, the photo app is finally unveiling a new feature that will allow users to buy products directly from Instagram - no other apps required.