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Study Reveals Brand Marketers Mostly Clueless And Inept At Localization

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E-commerce in the US was worth something approaching $300 billion (comScore says $289 billion) in 2012. Offline commerce (goods + services) was worth at least $7 trillion according to US government figures. Local commerce is thus roughly 25x the value of e-commerce. Driving people into local stores... Please visit Marketing...
Study Reveals Brand Marketers Mostly Clueless And Inept At Localization

Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble

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Book self-publishing platform FastPencil has closed a merchandising partnership with bookstore giant Barnes & Noble, the company revealed today. While the deal has been under negotiation for some time and soft launched a few months ago, the company has now made the union official. As you may know, FastPencil was launched...
Self-publishing platform FastPencil inks partnership with Barnes & Noble
Y Combinator-Backed Instacart Wants To Be Amazon With One-Hour Delivery

Pizza Hut launching Xbox 360 app that lets console owners order pizza from Xbox Live

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Microsoft and Pizza Hut have partnered up to launch a pioneer app for Xbox Live that will allow users to order from the chain's menu directly through their Xbox 360. The Pizza Hut for Xbox app makes the chain's entire menu accessible to users, who can then build their...
Pizza Hut launching Xbox 360 app that lets console owners order pizza from Xbox Live

Walmart Begins Testing Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets

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The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, is today announcing its plans to test a “same-day” delivery service in select markets called “Walmart To Go.” The program, beginning now, will run through the holiday season and will be available in Northern Virginia (outside D.C.), Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and San Jose/San Francisco. During the...
Walmart Begins Testing Same-Day Delivery In Select Markets

eBay Is Testing A Same-Day Delivery Service, Beating Amazon To The Punch (AMZN, EBAY)

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eBay has quietly launched a test of eBay Now, a same-day shipping service which delivers goods from local stores to consumers. It's only available in San Francisco. Rocky Agrawal, a product strategist and keen observer of the local market, first reported eBay's launch on Twitter, and TechCrunch's Josh Constine picked up...
eBay Is Testing A Same-Day Delivery Service, Beating Amazon To The Punch (AMZN, EBAY)

eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

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eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. An iOS app, eBay Now’s beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores. It’s now signing up users for an “exclusive beta”, though those admitted can’t download the...
eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

Google starts trialling Google Shopping Express, its same-day local delivery service in San Francisco

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Google has started trialling a same-day delivery service to rival Amazon Prime and eBay Now, called Google Shopping Express, in San Francisco. It’s a limited pilot for now, although anyone can register their interest in the service by filling out an online form here. Testers will be given a free six-month...
Google starts trialling Google Shopping Express, its same-day local delivery service in San Francisco
Retail: EBay's P2P Same-Day Delivery App Launches in NYC
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge

Local Facebook pages outperform corporate pages in terms of reach, engagement percentage, study finds

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Facebook pages for local branches of a business generate greater reach and engagement than their corporate counterparts, according to a study by Mainstay Salire in collaboration with Hearsay Social. On average, a Facebook post from a local division reaches five times the percentage of fans as a post from a...
Local Facebook pages outperform corporate pages in terms of reach, engagement percentage, study finds

Barnes & Noble instructs local stores to pull Amazon titles

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Yesterday, shoppers discovered that Barnes & Noble is carrying books from Amazon Publishing’s New York imprint in stores around the country, despite the company’s insistence that it wouldn’t do so. Following our story’s publication yesterday, I learned that Barnes & Noble headquarters sent an email to its branches around the...
Barnes & Noble instructs local stores to pull Amazon titles

Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

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Google has a lot of information at its disposal, and it’s using it to great effect in its Field Trip app. The app debuted on Android devices last fall, but it just arrived on iOS last week. Using notifications and an optional Bluetooth connection, Field Trip turns your phone into...
Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

Pseudonymous Mobile Messaging App Vibe Acquired By Betaworks

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Back during the heyday of #OccupyWallStreet  in New York City (before winter dispersed most of the protestors there), an iPhone app called Vibe became popular among that community. It allows people to post messages, photos, and videos within a geo-fenced radius—everything from a “whisper” (visible only to people within 165 feet) to a...
Pseudonymous Mobile Messaging App Vibe Acquired By Betaworks

Showrooming -- It's Not Just for Online Purchasing

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Everyone, at some point in his life, is guilty of going into a store, examining a product, and leaving, only to search for a cheaper price online. And who can blame him? We all want the best deal. While this concept of “showrooming” is a huge concern for stores, recent...
Showrooming -- It's Not Just for Online Purchasing

Google Maps For Android Gets Google Offers, Business Photos & Indoor Walking Directions

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Google just launched an update for Google Maps for Android that brings three interesting new features to the app: integration with Google Offers, support for Google Business Photos and indoor walking directions. With the new Google Offers integration, Android users will now be able to see which nearby stores currently...
Google Maps For Android Gets Google Offers, Business Photos & Indoor Walking Directions

14 Apps That Will Help You To Organize Every Part Of Your Life (AAPL)

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Managing your life as a busy person is hard. Luckily, there are ways to make it easier. There are amazing apps out there that do a great job of helping you plan, list, sort, and remember every part of your life.Zillow helps you to find or sell your new...
14 Apps That Will Help You To Organize Every Part Of Your Life (AAPL)

ValueClick Founder Brian Coryat Raises $1.5M For Business Listings Startup 'Local Market Launch'

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Local Market Launch, a startup that helps companies manage the online presence of local stores, is announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. The company was founded by Brian Coryat, who previously founded ValueClick, an online ad company that went public in 2000. Coryat told me...
ValueClick Founder Brian Coryat Raises $1.5M For Business Listings Startup 'Local Market Launch'
Wishpond Launches Mall360 To Bring Your Local Shopping Mall Online

Nintendo Wii Mini expected to go on sale as soon as today at Walmart Canada

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While we can't say that extra-dedicated gamers are tripping over themselves to buy the offline-only Wii Mini, we've got good news for those who weren't looking forward to waiting until December 7th to buy a second system for the kids or parties. Walmart Canada tells us Nintendo's $100 console...
Nintendo Wii Mini expected to go on sale as soon as today at Walmart Canada

What Is the Point of... Foursquare?

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Whenever a trendy app comes along, there are people who ask, “What is the point of this?” If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we’ll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is the...
What Is the Point of... Foursquare?

Apple Stores Are Matching Sprint's iPhone 4S Sale By Giving You $100 Gift Card With Purchase (S, AAPL)

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Sprint is offering new customers the 16 GB iPhone 4S for the rock-bottom price of $50. 9to5 Mac first picked up the sale. To get this price you have to sign up for a new line with a two-year contract and pay $149.99 up front. Sprint will later send you a...
Apple Stores Are Matching Sprint's iPhone 4S Sale By Giving You $100 Gift Card With Purchase (S, AAPL)

Apple Retail Stores Rolling Out New Retina MacBook Pro Window Displays

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As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple's retail stores have begun installing new window displays showing off the new Retina MacBook Pro mounted on a pedestal with a massive model of the machine as a background. As we reported earlier today, Apple retail stores have been receiving display models of the new...
Apple Retail Stores Rolling Out New Retina MacBook Pro Window Displays

After Launching In SF, eBay Brings Same Day Delivery Service To New York

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After launching its same day delivery service in San Francisco a few weeks ago, eBay is debuting ‘eBay Now’ to to New York City. Users in the area can download the new app here. The service offers customers in Manhattan (as far north as 125th Street) and the western edge...
After Launching In SF, eBay Brings Same Day Delivery Service To New York

Shoptiques, A Boutique E-Commerce Site Founded By A Model, Raises Cash From Big Name Investors

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A few months ago we wrote about a model who was headed to Y Combinator.  Shoptiques was founded by Harvard Business School graduate Olga Vidisheva. It's an e-commerce site that sells local boutique inventory.  All of the items featured on Shoptique are owned and held at the local stores....
Shoptiques, A Boutique E-Commerce Site Founded By A Model, Raises Cash From Big Name Investors

Amazon U.K. Will Deliver To Local Stores

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Amazon has been gently expanding its services so that it can deliver parcels to clients in the U.S. by installing lockers in some stores across the nation for delayed pick-up, and now it's trying something similar in the U.K. The web giant will now deliver to corner shops, a British...
Amazon U.K. Will Deliver To Local Stores

Walmart's Local Facebook Strategy Isn't Working, Study Says

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Walmart’s launch of 3,500 Facebook Pages last year for its local stores has had “very low consumer impact,” and the pages aren’t as popular as the Facebook pages of competing small businesses in similar local areas. Those are some of the findings from a new study by... Please visit Marketing...
Walmart's Local Facebook Strategy Isn't Working, Study Says

Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

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Old movie buffs (and older readers) may remember a time when beer was sold in steel cans that were opened with a “church key.” Entourage star Adrian Grenier is tapping into that nostalgia, with a new beer startup he’s cofounding, Churchkey Can Co – and the support of some tech industry...
Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

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The current crop of location-based social networks mostly focuses on getting users to "check in" and share tips about local venues like restaurants, stores and coffee shops. DeHood, which officially launched earlier today, wants to bring a bit more value to its users by going beyond check-ins. The new location-based...
DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

Location App Turf Hits 100,000 Check-Ins 4 Days After Launch

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Designer Michael Tseng was one of Kickstarter's early success stories. In April 2011, he raised a few thousand dollars in a few days for a mobile game, Turf. Turf promised to combine elements of Sim City, Mario, Monopoly and Foursquare and become the ultimate virtual reality mobile game. After Kickstarter,...
Location App Turf Hits 100,000 Check-Ins 4 Days After Launch
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