Author: Angie

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Augmented Reality Comes to Home Depot

June 24, 2010 – Businesses love gift cards. But with so many gift cards out there (from Chili’s to Nordstrom), how do you distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack? Home Depot thinks augmented reality could be the way. With Home Depot’s new… Read More

Banana Republic stepping up on email program

June 10, 2010 – Not only has Banana Republic been working in overdrive on creative approaches the past eight months, but it has been testing, testing, and testing some more. Long trapped in a format of simply presenting offers and highly image-based email campaigns,… Read More

Social shopping could get costly for retailers

June 3, 2010 – Now that it’s a possibility, allowing consumers to purchase goods directly through social media seems like a no brainer for retailers. But it doesn’t come free of cost. As a new study from Omniture shows, marketers choose Facebook as their… Read More

‘Togetherville’ Aims to be Facebook for Kids

May 20, 2010 – NEW YORK – Kids under 13 aren’t allowed on Facebook, but that hasn’t stopped many of them from joining. Togetherville, a social network for kids ages 6 to 10, hopes to lure them into a more age-appropriate setting. The site,… Read More

Sharing Purchases Online

May 13, 2010 – Welcome another start-up interested in telling the world what you buy. Swipely, which like Blippy lets users link their credit or debit cards and share information about their purchases with friends or the Web at large. It has begun invitation-only… Read More

Discount vouchers directly from your iPhone

February 4, 2010 – Voucher Cloud is an app developed by Invitation Digital that allows users to get discount vouchers straight to their mobile, as well as locating nearby businesses with special offers. To make things easier, Voucher Cloud takes your current location via… Read More

Facebook fights back, disallows the Suicide Machine

January 6, 2010 – Like the computer in the movie “2001,” Facebook is struggling to keep its profiles from virtual extinction at the hands of its arch enemy – the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine. The Suicide Machine is a clever Web site out of… Read More

Body scan won’t lie to you about your real size

December 21, 2009 – Did you ever want to know your measurements down to a hundredth of an inch? If you’re ready for such honesty, Unique Boutique in Long Beach has the tool for you – a body scan that measures you at 200,000… Read More

iPhone credit card payment system

December 9, 2009 – Not to be outdone by tech visionary Jack Dorsey — one of the brains behind Twitter — and his Square cellphone payment start-up, point-of-sale  veteran VeriFone struck today with the announcement of PAYware Mobile. Not dissimilar from the Square iPhone… Read More

Mobile Shopping’s First Christmas

December 3, 2009 – U.S. consumers are shopping via cell phone more than ever before. According to Deloitte’s 24th Annual Holiday Survey of retail spending and trends, published in October 2009, one in five shoppers plan on using a mobile phone to assist with… Read More

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