The success of the British arm of Domino's Pizza is no secret, and that means getting a slice of the company is not cheap. It costs more than $300,000 to establish a Domino's Pizza UK & Ireland location, but franchisees can expect to recoup their investment within two years.
This year at the NRF's BIG show, Microsoft is rolling out smart-phone-readable 2-D bar codes that are easier to read. The service will allow data to be sent to servers, where retailers can use Microsoft's analytics, and also will include geo-location.
Last year was disappointing for Web 2.0, according to this article, with Google still figuring out how to make money from YouTube and no big innovations since Twitter made its debut in 2007. So it's time to move on to Web 3.0: geographically based services and new payment options.