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Google Music Service, Apple Top Brand, Subway Web Ads

Published on May 09, 2011
Google Inc. is preparing as early as Tuesday to unveil a new online music service similar to a service recently launched by Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, reports the Wall Street Journal. The move escalates the battle to create the next generation of internet businesses for storing and listening to music. Marketing & Advertising Registering an 84%...
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Warner Buys Flixster, Save-A-Lot Openings, Dunkin’ IPO

Published on May 05, 2011
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group will acquire movie discovery application company Flixster, which has more than 25 million monthly users, to launch a number of initiatives designed to grow digital content ownership. Under the terms of the deal, Flixster will continue to operate independently and will expand its services beyond movie discovery to enable digital content ownership and...
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Amazon Flash Sales, Forever 21 Holograms, Mobile Dining App

Published on May 04, 2011
Amazon introduced a new members-only flash sale site, Myhabit, yesterday. Myhabit sells high-end apparel at deep discounts for men, women and children. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Fashion retailer Forever 21 is using holograms in the place of live models in a series of fashion shows being held this summer and fall. eBay predicted its mobile business will double mobile gross...
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Mobile Retail Strategies, White Castle Online Ordering, Sunflower Market Apps

Published on May 03, 2011
Ninety-one percent of retailers currently have a mobile strategy in place or in development, up from 74% a year ago, according to “The State Of Retailing Online 2011: Marketing, Social, and Mobile” report conducted by Forrester Research Inc. for In addition, 72% of retailers say they will increase their spending on social networks this year compared to last...
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Pepsico Social Vending, Social Shopping Influence, Blockbuster Acquisition Approved

Published on April 29, 2011
Pepsico is launching the Social Vending System, a t networked unit that features full touch screen interactive vending technology, enabling consumers to better connect with PepsiCo brands at the point of purchase. Using digital technology, PepsiCo’s Social Vending System enables any user to gift a friend by selecting a beverage and entering the recipient’s name, mobile number and a...
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Stop & Shop M-commerce, Gap Text Ads, Amazon Popularity

Published on April 25, 2011
Stop & Shop is partnering with Modiv Media Inc. to launch a software app which allows customers with iPhones to scan groceries and even check out at three Boston-area Stop & Shop stores, according to the Boston Globe. Stop & Shop will introduce the service to more stores throughout the year. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing The Gap has tried out a new service Visa is offering, in...
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Pier 1 E-commerce, High Price Impact, Kindle Price Reduction

Published on April 12, 2011
A three-year, $200 million capital expenditure plan for Pier 1 will focus on building the retailer's e-commerce business, according to RIS News.Pier 1 projects the e-commerce channel will contribute at least 10% to its total revenues within five years. Stats & Research Despite showing no signs of spending less in recent months, a new Deloitte survey found that nearly three-quarters...
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Amazon Considers M-Payment, Premium On-Demand, Blockbuster Bids

Published on April 04, 2011 is considering the introduction of a service that would let consumers pay for goods in brick-and-mortar stores using their mobile phones, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company’s Amazon Payments unit is exploring whether to start a service based on so-called near-field-communication technology, anonymous company sources told Bloomberg. E-commerce & Multichannel...
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US Sony Store, GameStop Streaming, Dunkin’ IPO

Published on April 01, 2011
Sony Electronics is opening the first newly branded Sony Store in the US, which it says offers an exciting new concept, design and customer experience, today at the Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles. Features include a full array of interactive product demos, information on future and emerging technologies, and premium services. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing Multichannel...
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Giant Food Mobile App l Amazon Popularity l ‘Do Not Track’

Published on March 31, 2011
Giant Food has launched a mobile app for iPhone and Android that includes the most recent coupon circulars and syncs to customer loyalty accounts, according to the Washington Business Journal. The app also lets users shop for home delivery and place their Peapod orders from their phones. E-commerce & Multichannel Retailing The top-ranked retail-specific website in February 2011 in...
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