TWiLBM #182: When patrons take over

Welcome to episode #182. On the show: Top stories from Waitrose, Motorola, the British Navy & quantum positioning, Freedom Telecare’s PunchPrompt, the Gap’s #summerloves campaign, Square’s shift in focus from Wallet to Order, SinglePoint & Drive Media Network, WhatsAppleBees social network for Applebees patrons, MonkeyParking App and Starwood Hotels’ Google Glass App.

Episode 182

Recorded: May 16, 2014
Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan
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Resource of the week: Infographic – Mobile Technology Is Changing The Way We Live (54:50)

Top stories of the week

(starts at 7:20)

1. Waitrose to blend tablets, indoor location and digital screens to improve customer engagement
2. Motorola launches Mpact platform
3. British Navy outfitting a submarine with Quantum Positioning
4. Freedom Telecare launches PunchPrompt
5. Gap’s #SummerLove campaign
6. Square to drop Wallet app to focus on Order
7. SinglePoint buys Drive Media Network
8. WhatsApplebee’s – anonymous social network for diners
9. MonkeyParking App
10. Starwood Hotels launches Google Glass app

1. Could Gap become the retail version of Starbucks (35:25)
2. Square and the end of mobile wallets? (41:10)
3. WhatsAppleBees – when patrons take over, what should Applebees do? (45:10)

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Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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