What is changing in the world of commerce and what is staying the same? I thought I would capture some personal thoughts here for a quick weekend read. There are many concepts not changing in commerce. There are the basics of quotes, orders, invoices, receipts, products and services (things you can purchase), payments, tax, shipping, […]

One of the joys at working at Google is the internal tech talks. I expect lots of big new announcements to come at next week’s Google I/O conference, but there are lots of good existing projects around too. Do you know of a small business without a website? I just discovered (or to be more […]

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are hot topics with lots of interesting potential in the commerce space. For example a 3D model of a product is useful in AR (e.g. to experience what furniture will look like in your own house), VR (e.g. in a virtual showroom), and directly on normal web pages […]

Recently I wanted to have another go at computer animation as a personal hobby. I had dabbled with computer graphics many years ago so was curious to see where the world was up to today. I sometimes watch a bit of Japanese Anime, so I set myself a goal of creating a 10 minute Japanese […]

Disclaimer: If you had not heard already, I recently joined Google. This post not an official communication from Google. All the opinions (and errors!) here are my own. All information about Google is from public sources. The ecommerce field to me is challenging and and dynamic. So much is going on on so many fronts. […]

At the recent AMP Conf (in AM(P)sterdam of course!) there was an interesting talk titled “Progressive Web AMPs” that explored the merging of AMP and PWA technologies. The following is my summary and interpretation of the Carved.com ecommerce use case presented by WompMobile from this session – any errors in the following are my own! (Note […]

Ever wondered how fast is your web site as experienced by customers? From different parts of the world? There are some useful tools around to help! I think everyone in e-commerce knows that site speed matters these days (right?). There are various stats around like you can lose ~50% of visitors on mobile if it […]