• Mobile
  • Apparel
  • Flowers
  • Food
  • Home
  • Mass
  • Media
  • Office
  • Personal care
  • Specialty
  • Toys
  • Advertisement

Challenging the status quo

The Hot 100 books, music and video retailers are each using the Internet to rethink the old ways of doing things.



Why They're Hot: Fandango, which made its name by providing movie information and ticketing services on its apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, says its goal is to be ubiquitous wherever consumers are making their movie-going decisions. In March it took its services to the underexplored medium of Smart TVs, which are web-connected television sets. Fandango developed an app that is pre-loaded on new Samsung Smart TV sets; the app lets consumers peruse show times, watch trailers and buy tickets while sitting on the couch. If a trailer appeals, TV app users can buy tickets nearly instantly to see it at a nearby theater through links embedded in the video that put the consumer deep into the purchase flow. Fandango also developed a ticketing app for use on Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire smartphone this year.
Key Statistics:
  • Date Launched:2005
  • Unique Visitors:9,741,142
  • Web-based Sales:Order the Hot 100 issue
Who They're Using: