Author: Riley

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Retail Success Dependent on Stores’ Ability to Differentiate

January 17, 2012 – recently offered a promotion that riled up small business retailers across North America. The online retailer provided consumers with up to $15 in credit if they competitively price-checked via its mobile app while in retail stores. While retailers have… Read More

Never Wait on Hold Again.

August 4, 2010 – Ever been on hold? For a long time? For a REALLY long time? Of course you have – it’s an experience that (unfortunately) is just part of life these days. However, there’s a new iPhone app that promises to make… Read More

Paperless mobile ticketing, no scanners required

July 28, 2010 – It is the most revolutionary way of Social Ticketing… all you have to do is register your Event in, they will provide you the URL to distribute it through twitter, facebook, my space, etc. You can sell or buy… Read More

Advice from the crowds, with a market-research twist

July 7, 2010 – Ever have a significant other ask whether an article of clothing makes them look fat/tall/skinny/insert adjective here? Of course it’s a must lie situation if you want to escape to see another day but fortunately with the power of crowd… Read More

Digital Cosmetic Mirror: Try On Makeup Virtually

June 24, 2010 – IBM has recently teamed up with Israel-based EZface to create a “virtual mirror” that allows you to see what makeup looks like on your face without ever opening a compact. Inside your favorite retail store, the EZface kiosk will take… Read More

Set up your Storefront on Facebook

June 10, 2010 – At last, besides the sale of virtual gifts like hugs and cupcakes, Facebook has an app that allows you to open an ecommerce storefront via Payvment. First introduced back in November 2009, Payvment uses a PayPal shopping cart for its… Read More

Pulse News Reader iPad App

June 2, 2010 – If you are on the hunt for a super slick looking user friendly RSS news reader for your iPad then you shall look no further. Pulse is this really cool app that allows you to connect and manage your favorite… Read More

Flash works on touch-based devices

May 26, 2010 – There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Flash on mobile touch devices. The argument is that it doesn’t work properly because of the rollovers and hovers and that Flash sites would need to be recoded in order for… Read More

Try Before You Buy

May 20, 2010 – With the iPad due to hit Canadian apple stores on May 28th, a lot of people are still wondering if it’s worth the $549 for the base model. What if you were given the chance to try before you buy?… Read More

Give a Gift by Text Message

May 12, 2010 – Gift certificates are an awesome (if occasionally generic) way to say, “You rock!” makes this process easier by letting you give gift cards and certificates to someone you care about via text message. is fairly simple: You find… Read More

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