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T-Mobile Daily Deals, Nickelodeon Partners with Wal-Mart, McDonald’s Eyes Bosnia

Published on June 16, 2011

T-Mobile USA has unveiled an Android application that will aggregate daily deals by location from a variety of sources, including the established social couponing company LivingSocial, according to the New York Times.

The app, called More for Me, features group deals across a variety of categories, including upscale meals, health and beauty services, clothing offers, concert tickets,...
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JCPenney YouTube Promo, Local Amazon Deals, eBay Buys Magneto

Published on June 07, 2011

JCPenney is running a YouTube promotion in conjunction with fashion brand Bisou Bisou and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, according to Frequency.

Consumers can view the designs of different student designers on JCPenney’s YouTube channel and vote for their favorite, with the winner receiving a $2,000 scholarship.

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Mobile Fast Food Access, Amazon Sells Mac Software, Debenhams Eyes US

Published on May 31, 2011

A new study released by Equation Research in partnership with QSR shows that consumers are less likely to use a mobile device to access information on fast food restaurants than they are for all other segments of the restaurant industry.

The study shows that only 36% of consumers are very or somewhat likely to use their mobile device to access information on fast food restaurants,...
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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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Wal-Mart Buys Kosmix, eBay Trade-In, Wilton QR Code

Published on April 19, 2011
Wal-Mart has signed a definitive agreement to acquire social media tech provider Kosmix. Kosmix has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information, and also operates TweetBeat, a real-time social media filter for live events, as well as health/medical data site RightHealth. E-commerce &...
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Mobile Product Browsing, Wal-Mart Expands Assortment, Promotional Email

Published on April 11, 2011
Forty-eight percent of all US consumers are using their mobile devices to research and browse products and services, according to the 2011 Oracle “Mobile Trends: Consumer Views of Mobile Shopping and Mobile Service Providers” report. In addition, 29% of consumers have made at least one purchase via a mobile phone, more than double the number reported in a similar ATG consumer survey...
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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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Amazon Top Retail Site, BJ’s Buyout, Google Hits E-Book Snag

Published on March 23, 2011 was the 11th-most-visited US website (and most-visited retail site) in February 2011 with about 75 million visitors, according to [pdf] new data from comScore. eBay was the 16th-most-visited site (and second-most-visited retail site) with about 63.5 million visitors. Mergers & Acquisitions Private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP is looking into buying BJ's Wholesale...
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JoS. A Bank E-commerce, Staples Mobile Phones, McDonald’s Russian Expansion

Published on March 03, 2011
One year after rolling out its new website, men’s clothing retailer JoS. A. Bank has seen noticeable improvements in enhancing its online presence, according to Stores. Through targeted acquisition marketing, cross-selling, merchandising and making the website more like the bricks-and-mortar experience, the company has significantly increased revenue per order and has grown online...
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Best Western Voice Portal, Baby Boom Sales, Nordstrom Buys HauteLook

Published on February 18, 2011
Best Western International has selected Interactions Corp. to provide a conversational voice portal for members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program. The voice portal, which leverages Interactions' HumanTouch platform, is designed to help Best Western Rewards members experience a seamless customer care process, enabling them to quickly obtain account information, redeem awards and...
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