It’s Thursday, Might 26 and it’s Nationwide Blueberry Cheesecake Day, so seize a slice and comfortable as much as this memo Invoice Gates wrote 27 years in the past at this time, outlining a method for Microsoft to dominate the web.
“The Web Tidal Wave” signaled Microsoft’s pivot to focus on the net. Gates wrote that the web is “essential to each a part of our enterprise” and “an important single improvement to return alongside for the reason that IBM PC was launched in 1981.” Right here’s what else needs to be in your radar this morning.
Grocery Purchasing: Gone are the times when folks drove to the grocery store and paid for groceries in individual by money, verify or credit score. Cost preferences are actually a driving drive in buyer alternative, and shops that don’t adapt can fall behind. Madeline Aufseeser, world omnichannel grocery chief at ACI Worldwide, instructed PYMNTS that as expertise adjustments, retailers have to think about how numerous tenders can be utilized in the identical checkout course of. READ MORE
Cash-Out Mobility: Each customers and companies search the identical expertise with regards to money-out mobility — reliability, safety and ease. Within the newest Cash Mobility Tracker®, PYMNTS examines how monetary service suppliers want to make sure that their options present the most effective safety and superior buyer experiences. READ MORE
Shopper-to-Shopper Loans: Complete mortgage auctions — the place institutional purchasers purchase and promote LendingClub’s bundled private loans — are due for a tech-enabled, digital overhaul, Clarke Roberts, senior vp of Digital Buying and selling Providers at LendingClub, instructed Karen Webster. READ MORE
ICYMI: The Ritz Crackers and Oreo Cookies smash-up — a combo of salt and chocolate — is being provided by Mondelēz Worldwide as a approach to kick-up customers’ curiosity in model title merchandise as inflation causes folks to pivot to personal labels. Customers can get a field by mail at no cost for the value of transport and dealing with. READ MORE