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Deepfakes – AI Simulates Real People [5 Reading Tips]

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For years, artificial intelligence has been increasingly influencing our everyday life, but also the economy, politics and science – as chatbots in customer service, GPS assistants or characters in video games.

AI can be used in many different ways and offers us new innovative solutions to problems in the most diverse areas. However, deepfakes show that AI also offers potential for controversy.

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Hexagon – From MVP to International B2B Online Shop [Case Study]

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The ability to operate internationally and scale globally is a high priority for many business models in B2B. However, meeting these requirements online often poses a major challenge: each country has different expectations with regard to the structure, design and functions of an online shop and communication takes place in different languages and time zones.

The minimum viable product (MVP) approach can therefore be worthwhile, particularly for complex products: first of all, mandatory core functions are identified to cover the basic requirements of the customer. However, an MVP is always only the first step, the basis for a well thought-out further development of the solution. The functional scope is then gradually expanded – and customer feedback can be incorporated directly.

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Payments in 2020 – ECC Study Confirms Online and Offline Trends [5 Reading Tips]

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The piggy bank of children in Denmark looks weird: it is black, not pink. It is made out of plastics and metals, not porcelain. It is rectangular, not round and no coins disappear in the slot. Instead, the charger docks – if the charging process is not wireless anyway. This is because the average Danish child already receives his or her pocket money directly on the smartphone these days. 13-year olds like August from Copenhagen simply hold their phone close to payment terminals when they want to pay for a bag of liquorice at unmanned checkouts in the supermarket.

What is already common practice in future-oriented Denmark also slowly gets going in Germany: mobile payment via smartphone – that small supercomputer we all carry around in our pockets. Cash is increasingly becoming a case for the history books. Credit and debit cards are also used less frequently. But how do payment methods actually change?

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Magento 1 Soon To Be a Thing of the Commerce Past – 5 Tips for a Successful Shop Migration

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The word migration usually does not arouse much enthusiasm, mainly because of the great effort behind it. However, this does not change anything about the fact that it is necessary. It is also true that the shop migration should be seen as an investment in the future – despite (or even more so because of) its often gigantic extent – since the migration is an excellent opportunity to modernise the existing commerce solution, which had reached its limits, in a competitive and future-proof way.

And if a provider removes a solution from its portfolio, you have no choice anyway but to deal with the topic and make the best of it – just like everyone whose shop has been based on Magento 1 so far. Because it will soon be a thing of the commerce past. Once and for all. From June 2020, Magento will no longer offer support for Magento Commerce 1, Magento Open Source 1 as well as older Magento Commerce 2 versions. So, dear shop operators with old Magento versions: migration is no longer optional, but obligatory.

For those who want to continue using Magento, we have summarised all the important information and tips for a successful shop migration in this article. Obviously, switching the provider is also an option worth evaluating, but this is a topic for another article 😉

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Online Shopping in the Alpine Republic – Where Do the Swiss Go Shopping? [5 Reading Tips]

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E-commerce just keeps growing – not only in Germany: even in our neighbouring countries, the shopping mania via desktop and smartphones only knows one direction – upwards.

A good reason to take a closer look at a neighbour who is particularly interesting for German retailers.

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Salesforce Commerce Cloud provides smooth shopping experiences on EMP [Case Study]

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Customers expect not only lightning-fast loading times, but also personalised product presentations in order to find the exact product they are looking for as quickly as possible, regardless of whether the purchase is made on a smartphone or a desktop or regardless of how many people access the website at the same time. Many customers nowadays take purchasing in efficient shops for granted.

By migrating to Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the biggest mail-order retailer of rock and entertainment merchandise products EMP wants to meet these demands even better. In cooperation with dotSource, the online shop was migrated and the existing heterogeneous system landscape was streamlined.

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20 Years Of Alibaba: Developing an Internet Empire

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2019 means it’s Alibaba’s 20th birthday! In China, the Alibaba Group is already the largest e-commerce company, but the company continues to grow in the west. From a small, quick deals marketplace to multinational Internet giant that pleases its customers.

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Platforms, Platforms, and More Platforms: Great User Experiences Aren’t Exclusive to Certain Industries

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Platforms. Really? Yes really. A buzzword, especially in e-commerce, that really isn’t losing any importance. But… Everyone wants to build a platform. Brands, retailers, and manufacturers kept asking themselves: Platforms, yes or no? But now they’re asking themselves which platform they want to integrate with. The answer is pretty simple. Go where your customers are.

And where are your customers? They are where the widest range of products and service are available. They’re where they can choose from this offer. Whatever is the easiest, fastest, and best priced. They’re shopping where it’s an experience. After all, those are the added values that go into creating an outstanding user experience – the sacred customer experience. And through platforms, brands, retailers, and manufacturers are able to fulfil that customer promise.

What the platforms of this time promise and why they’re so successful, will be brought to you today.

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The moon landing and digitisation: What the 50th anniversary means for digital business [5 reading tips]

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A few days ago we all looked into the sky. There was a partial lunar eclipse on 16 June, then a strawberry moon in July. The moon landing was just 50 years ago! That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap… Well you know the rest.

Since then, the internet has been bubbling with moon content. We’re taking this as an opportunity to use the reading tips today to make content recs and, just this once, to refer to videos and podcasts. We also want to draw connections between space travel and digitisation.

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LiFi not Wifi: How a new piece of tech could replace traditional hotspots

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It was supposedly Goethe’s last word. It is one of the first in the Bible. And as soon as it is put together with other words it indications smart progression. What are we talking about? Light.

The International Day of Light is on the 16th of May every year. It’s celebrated mainly in professional circles: from physicists, who research the world of optics and photonics, and those interested in physics, who take part in special events, in museums, or participants in sightseeing tours of scientific sites.

The date was proclaimed by UNESCO and commemorates the birth of the laser on 16 May 1960. At that time, American physicist Theodore Maiman had developed the first working laser, still puzzled about what his invention of extremely focused light would be good for. But since then it has had numerous uses. The International Day of Light is not just about lasers, or about microscopy and nano-optics, but also about the latest technologies. It’s about transmitting, storing and processing information via light. And so the Day of Light is also a day of the future of digitisation.

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