Location-based services (“LBS”) such as Foursquare, Facebook Places and ShopKick are all the rage in social media. For example, according to a 2011 Merchant Confidence Index Survey, 32 percent of 8,500 U.S. small- and medium-sized businesses are using Facebook Places to promote their business.
You are co-founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive (3Ci), a Boca Raton based company which builds cloud-based mobile software platforms, designs solutions and deploys strategies that help businesses communicate with consumers on their mobile devices. As cell phones continue to revolutionize the way we do business today, how important is it for retailers to implement mobile commerce (mcommerce) when marketing their products? Can you compare the growth of mcommerce to that of ecommerce as we look ahead?
Last week, Governor Scott wrapped up his bill actions for the 2011 legislative session. Last Friday, July 1, 2011 began the new fiscal year and 159 bills went into effect. Here’s a short summary of some industry specific legislation which became effective as a result of the 2011 legislative session.
With over 30,000 new residents living in downtown Miami, locals are turning the downtown and Brickell areas into a destination for unique restaurants. Condos in the area are more than 85% occupied, therefore turning restaurants from ‘off the beaten path’ to the new neighborhood destination. Kevin Levy, a Gunster attorney and self-professed foodie, shares his taste for the local fare which is feeding south Florida.