BrandPost: How Big Data Helps Deliver the True Total Customer Relationship

Great customer data is the fuel that powers great customer experience. Let me give you an example.

I’ve always been a big fan of a particular retailer (whose name I won’t reveal here), where I shop for all my clothes. While I love this brand for its great clothing line and sensible prices, I’m always amazed at the way they get my order and preferences right almost every time I shop there. Over the last few years, they’ve proven to be a company that understands what matters most to me, their customer—and that keeps me glued to them. As luck would have it, this applies to my wife, too.

Rewind four years from today, and things weren’t as rosy. I used to shop at this retailer, among others. It was February, and I was looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife. After scrutinizing what she might like, what she already has, and excluding things that are a definite no-no, I checked their store to find (what I thought would be) the winning gift. I presented the gift on Valentine’s day only to find out she had ordered exact same item from their website a month ago and returned it because it didn’t fit her expectations. In other words, I bought a product from the same retailer who sold that same product to my wife and knew she had returned it. Bummer!

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Apple iPhone & Watch: thieves of haptic says Immersion Corp.

Apple and AT&T sued by Immersion Corp. (NASDAQ:IMMR), because they allegedly infringed patents on to haptic technology. The “non-practicing entity” accuses Cupertino of stealing its intellectual property, building it into the most recent two generations of iPhone, and into the Apple Watch.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, “Immer-who?” The company says it’s, “The leading innovator in haptic technology.” Over the past decade and a half, it’s successfully sued both Microsoft and Sony for buzzy game controllers, and has licensed haptic tech to several Android phone firms.

Yes, that Immersion. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers resist the temptation to use the phrase “patent troll.” Not to mention: Bitcoin FAIL

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