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Google could soon let you pay bills in Gmail
March 25, 2015

According to Re/code, Google is calling it "Pony Express." That's a reference to the 1860s mail delivery system in the mostly desolate American West that relied on horseback riders as relays. They vastly shortened delivery time and made it easier to communicate (until they were replaced by the telegraph).

Azione Spotlights Trends, Best Practices on Opening Day of Spring Soiree
March 18, 2015

Buying group Azione Unlimited kicked off its spring meeting on March 17 with a day of sessions geared toward promoting business growth for its dealer members.
The conference, called the “Spring Soiree,” held at the Sheraton Downtown in Nashville, Tenn., began with an update on the group's recent growth from President/Founder Richard Glikes, who announced Azione has expanded its ranks and currently has 110 dealer members and 39 vendor members.

Robots: The Modern Golems, At Your Service
March 18, 2015

In medieval times, golems were animated creatures constructed by humankind. A golem was a clay statue animated by magically calling upon holy names. Our very real modern equivalents are robots, androids, artificial intelligence (AI) and the like. Over the past few decades, these more recent versions have been making a slow transition from science fiction to science fact to industrial technology. Few would be recognizable by medieval man, but we’re seeing more and more of these latter-day golems in the consumer space.  

Lessons Learned at FutureVision
March 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

FutureVision was an exclusive event hosted by Dealerscope and Ryan Retail Consulting that brought together consumer electronics industry leaders from among the upper echelons of retailing with top-tier executives from key vendors.

Pioneer AVH-4100NEX CarPlay Head Unit
March 17, 2015

The AVH-4100NEX head unit with Apple CarPlay from Pioneer has begun shipping for $700. CarPlay is making its way into some cars, but for those who do not have a CarPlay-enabled vehicle, a head unit like this one from Pioneer can add the Apple automotive solution. Both Apple and Google’s automotive solutions are found in the AVH-4100NEX.

YouTube rumored to have paid tier in the works
March 16, 2015

Would you pay for YouTube? If a new report is accurate, you might soon have to think critically about that. Google is cited by sources as being interested in a video-on-demand (VOD) subscription model for YouTube.