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Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data
Polaroid Has A Clever Retail Concept That Could Make It Relevant Again

Nokia Reimbursing Lumia 900 Customers $100 On AT&T Bill For A Nasty Software Glitch (NOK, MSFT, T)

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Nokia confirmed this evening in a blog post that some Lumia 900 phones are affected by a software glitch that blocks the device from connecting to the web. Nokia says the problem is purely a software issue. To make up for the glitch, Nokia and AT&T are offering Lumia...
Nokia Reimbursing Lumia 900 Customers $100 On AT&T Bill For A Nasty Software Glitch (NOK, MSFT, T)
Ron Johnson's brand-oriented boutiques couldn't save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different?

Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

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Following our report from earlier this week regarding word from Apple retail store sources of cutbacks and layoffs, Dow Jones Newswires now shares word that Apple has acknowledged that it "messed up" it adjusting its staffing formulas, although the company denies mass layoffs at its stores.In a communication with store...
Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

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The Limited Coupons is a post from Chris PirilloThrough 4/4/10 The Limited is offering 30% off all dresses. Even better you can stack this deal with their coupon codes including:The Limited - 15% off Purchase using coupon code 405 - Posted on 3/30/10 and Expires on 12/31/10The Limited - Free...
The Limited Coupons

iPhone 4S launch sent Apple Store sales skyrocketing

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Apple Stores are often busy and with the release of new iPhones and iPads, Apple’s retail locations become bombarded with waves of excited customers. According to Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf, the launch of the iPhone 4S sent Apple Store sales to record heights during the holiday quarter. In the...
iPhone 4S launch sent Apple Store sales skyrocketing

Pebble releases updated Pebblekit SDK & Sports API with full support for iOS & Android apps

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Pebble, the popular bluetooth smartwatch that raised over $10M on Kickstarter before shipping to backers in January, today announced the release of an updated SDK and APIs that will allow iOS and Android developers to create apps for the platform. TechCrunch talked to Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky about the...
Pebble releases updated Pebblekit SDK & Sports API with full support for iOS & Android apps

Last minute rumors: iPad 3 to feature 1GB of RAM, Verizon LTE, AppleCare+

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As the clock ticks down to Apple's special media event today, a few last-minute rumors concerning the expected announcements have surfaced. In particular, the "iPad 3" may have more RAM, get LTE service from Verizon, and have a new $99 AppleCare+ option. And, we may also see Apple adopt...
Last minute rumors: iPad 3 to feature 1GB of RAM, Verizon LTE, AppleCare+

Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

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Microsoft sold only 1 million units of its Surface tablet over the holidays, according to new estimates. Analysts at UBS made the estimate, reducing it down from the previous 2 million thought would be sold during the period, despite efforts from the Redmond software giant to get the tablet into...
Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

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With its latest device, LeapFrog's continuing to fight the good fight: teaching kids essential skills through the power of consumer electronics. LeapReader's a sort of spiritual successor to the company's Tag line, maintaining the reading tool's pen-like form factor, while adding writing to the equation. The device continues to...
LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

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Editor’s note: Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payments provider. Every day there is a new headline about mobile payments focused on using a mobile phone to pay at retail locations. Paypal, Google and other industry giants are racing to provide new in-store mobile payment solutions....
Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

Nokia's Lumia 920 Sold Out Many Places Over The Weekend, But There Weren't That Many To Begin With (NOK, T, MSFT)

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Nokia's new flagship phone, the Lumia 920 Windows Phone, went on sale November 9 through AT&T. The stakes are high. Nokia's business is flailing and it needs a monster hit to stay alive. Meanwhile, Microsoft still hasn't found a hero device to to complement its well-reviewed Windows Phone operating system.  But...
Nokia's Lumia 920 Sold Out Many Places Over The Weekend, But There Weren't That Many To Begin With (NOK, T, MSFT)

Google Buying Wavii After Bidding War With Apple

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Google has bought aggregation and summarization startup Wavii for more than $30 million, winning a bidding war with Apple over the firm. TechCrunch is reporting that Apple wanted to integrate the company with its Siri division. Both Apple and Google were competing for the Seattle-based startup, and Google eventually won....
Google Buying Wavii After Bidding War With Apple

Barnes & Noble Moves Away From Bookstores For UK Nook Launch: John Lewis Dept Store Named First Partner

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More developments on Barnes & Noble’s plans to launch its Nook devices in the UK, the first market outside of the U.S. to see the e-readers and tablets: today the company has announced that it will sell the devices via John Lewis, a retail heaven for the UK’s middle class,...
Barnes & Noble Moves Away From Bookstores For UK Nook Launch: John Lewis Dept Store Named First Partner

YesVideo Just Announced $5 Million in Funding Plus a New CEO and CTO

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YesVideo, a business that digitizes your old VHS tapes and puts them online, just announced $5 million in funding from Michael Chang and Andy Choi, founders of Greystripe, a mobile-ad network. Besides the influx of money the two provided, the pair were so inspired by the company they jumped on board...
YesVideo Just Announced $5 Million in Funding Plus a New CEO and CTO
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E3 2012: Xbox subscriptions coming to Best Buy, GameStop

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Microsoft’s innovative Xbox bundle is coming to a retailer near you. The company had been selling the bundles in its own Microsoft stores, but is now getting its feet wet in other retail locations. In a blog post from Larry Hryb, aka Microsoft’s Major Nelson, the company announced that a...
E3 2012: Xbox subscriptions coming to Best Buy, GameStop

Suddenly, Facebook Is Playing Up Your Local 7-Eleven (FB)

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Facebook wants you to check out your local 7-Eleven. Or Dunkin Donuts. Or Starbucks. Pages for specific locations have seen a major pickup in activity on the social network in recent months. That's apparently the result of a deliberate shift in the algorithms Facebook uses to determine what to show...
Suddenly, Facebook Is Playing Up Your Local 7-Eleven (FB)
BlackBerry Z10 Selling In "Large Numbers", Says BlackBerry -- Some U.K. Retailers Sold Out Over The Weekend
Analysts disappointed with EA’s outlook, but see bright points

iPad Mini and 4th Generation iPad Now Available for Pre-Order

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Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad. U.S. customers can also order iPad mini + Cellular models on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint. Prices for the iPad mini are $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB), and $529 (64GB). Cellular models cost $130 more. The iPad mini...
iPad Mini and 4th Generation iPad Now Available for Pre-Order

Japanese Retailer Rakuten To Launch The Kobo eReader, Localized Content

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The Kobo eReader is about to invade Japan. Following Rakuten’s purchase of the Canadian eReader company, the Japanese online retail giant announced the eReader’s launch plans this morning. The Kobo eReader hits the retailer’s interwebs on July 17th for ¥7,980 including tax (or $100 USD). The device is completely retooled...
Japanese Retailer Rakuten To Launch The Kobo eReader, Localized Content

PayPal partners with Discover to outdo Square/Starbucks in mobile payments

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Who needs Starbucks? In an effort to ramp up its mobile payments offerings, PayPal announced today that it will team up with Discover to bring its technology to more than 7 million merchants next year. In terms of sheer numbers, the deal one-ups Square’s partnership with Starbucks to replace...
PayPal partners with Discover to outdo Square/Starbucks in mobile payments

Is the future of retail showrooming?

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Credit: Ildar Sagdejev As if we needed more evidence that brick and mortar stores are at a crossroads, a study out Tuesday from Paris-based consulting firm Capgemini found that more than half of shoppers globally said they think more physical stores will become merely showrooms by 2020. According to the...
Is the future of retail showrooming?
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If You Don't Want To Wait In Line For The iPhone 5, Here's What You Do (AAPL)

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Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 began last night. By all accounts, it was a massive success for Apple. The wait time for a new iPhone 5 order is now around two weeks. If you want an iPhone 5 on day one, you'll have to wait in line at the Apple...
If You Don't Want To Wait In Line For The iPhone 5, Here's What You Do (AAPL)

Redbox refuses to push Warner movie delay to 56 days, will rent flicks as they go on sale

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Two years after bending to Warner's demands and delaying its kiosk rentals 28 days in exchange for lower acquisition costs and a steady supply of Blu-ray discs, Redbox announced the agreement has expired. This comes as a result of Warner's desire to extend the delay between the time movies...
Redbox refuses to push Warner movie delay to 56 days, will rent flicks as they go on sale

Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Sold Out, But Many Are Complaining There Weren't That Many To Begin With (MSFT)

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Within a day of launch, Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet has sold out at most retail locations. The 128 GB model of the Surface Pro is no longer listed as in stock on Microsoft's online store, and we've seen several tweets and comments on sites like Business Insider and Supersite...
Microsoft's Surface Pro Tablet Sold Out, But Many Are Complaining There Weren't That Many To Begin With (MSFT)
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