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Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

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More and more shopping is happening online, thanks to the low cost and convenience of having products delivered directly to users. But that is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes...
Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge
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Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

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China’s Jingdong announced today that, in order to streamline its brand, it is renaming the B2C e-commerce site 360buy.com to JD.com. 360buy’s focus has been on communication, computers and consumer electronics. It boasts around 80 million registered users. The move is not so much a restructuring as it is perhaps...
Streamlining its brand, Jingdong's 360buy.com renames to JD.com

Walmart Is Selling The iPhone 5 For Just $127 (AAPL, WMT)

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In an unprecedented move, Walmart has cut the price of the entry level iPhone 5 to $127, 9 To 5 Mac reports. It's also selling the iPhone 4S for $47 and the newest iPad for $399. Typically, the entry level iPhone 5 costs $199, the iPhone 4S costs $99, and...
Walmart Is Selling The iPhone 5 For Just $127 (AAPL, WMT)
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Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)

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Boxee will launch its new $99 TV in Walmart stores and online starting today. The new Boxee TV builds on the last generation, adding a DVR in the cloud service that lets you record live TV on Boxee's servers for $15 per month. But early adopters will get three free...
Boxee's New Virtual DVR Streaming Device Launches Today For $99 (WMT)

AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

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AOL’s Q4 earnings today saw that company (which owns TechCrunch) finally make a turnaround, after 8 years of decline, into revenue growth, with overall sales of $599.5 million. But there are still a lot of areas that are seeing flat or declining revenues, and some that are loss-making: among those...
AOL's Hyperlocal Effort Patch Misses $40M-50M Sales Target, Partly Because Of Sandy, Still Aiming For Profitability In 2013

Best Buy's CinemaNow opens home disc-to-digital program, makes cloud copies of DVDs for a fee

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One interesting development of the UltraViolet program has been Walmart / Vudu's in-store disc-to-digital program, and now Best Buy is apparently ready to offer similar functionality, but within the comfort of one's own home. The Best Buy-owned CinemaNow is flashing a Disc to Digital beta page that offers downloads...
Best Buy's CinemaNow opens home disc-to-digital program, makes cloud copies of DVDs for a fee

Play Android games with the Moga controller

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Gaming accessory manufacturer PowerA’s Moga is a new Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for Android devices. The controller attachment can play existing mobile games from a variety of publishers and developers–Atari, Sega, Namco, Gameloft, Remedy Entertainment and more–that have added Moga functionality. The Moga will be available for $49.99 starting Oct. 21...
Play Android games with the Moga controller

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

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Aviary — the outfit which provides photo-editing software development kits to companies like Twitter, Yahoo and other smaller developers — named Tobias Peggs its new CEO on Monday. Peggs was recently a product manager at WalMart and before that the CEO of OneRiot, and will take over the position from...
Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

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Latin American VOD platform Totalmovie is planning to venture into live online content early next year, Mexican newspaper El Economista reports. The company also unveiled a partnership with Sony, which will start offering a Totalmovie app across its devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and cell phones – presumably in...
Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

Dive Into Mobile App Marketplace: Zappar Augmented Reality Hats Turn Anyone Into Obama or Romney (Video)

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Part of the challenge of augmented reality is getting people to use it. You can create a fabulous world where virtual treasure boxes are hidden in the street and price tags hover above every item in a store — but you need people to actually pick up their phones, turn...
Dive Into Mobile App Marketplace: Zappar Augmented Reality Hats Turn Anyone Into Obama or Romney (Video)

Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

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With Christmas on the horizon, kids favorite Toys“R”Us has made a big global ecommerce push after launching a retail site in China and hatching plans to introduce mobile-optimized sites and apps to 11 new markets, including the UK, Germany and Japan. While the Western Christmas rush isn’t exactly replicated in China,...
Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. All were pretty cheap, between $500 and $700, but 13 of them added up to a rather hefty $8,000 bill on my MasterCard. There were only two problems: I didn’t...
How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

T-Mobile, Sprint Dish Details on Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch

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We already know AT&T’s plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now we have details on a couple of other carriers, too. Sprint announced today that Samsung’s flagship phone will be available on April 27 for $250 with a two-year contract. To woo new customers, the carrier is also offering...
T-Mobile, Sprint Dish Details on Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch

Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio

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Apple is close to signing a deal with both Warner Music and Universal Music Group for its rumored streaming music service, reports CNET. Content negotiations between Apple and record companies were said to have stagnated because the Cupertino-based company was offering low royalty rates, but CNET's sources say that Apple's...
Apple Close to Striking Deal with Record Labels for iRadio

ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping

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Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers. The companies will announce tomorrow that the Shopsavvy mobile app, which lets you scan and compare items from retail and online stores, has tapped into Best Buy’s API to let you research items faster and make...
ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout
Roku stick available in Oct. for $99, adds Vudu and new iOS app

Surprise! Walmart's unlimited iPhone 5 data plan not so unlimited

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When Walmart announced earlier this month that it would begin selling the iPhone 5 with a surprisingly affordable $45-per-month, unlimited everything plan, there was much rejoicing. After all, you could never get away with paying that little per month for such attractive benefits—particularly, unlimited data—on a contract through AT&T...
Surprise! Walmart's unlimited iPhone 5 data plan not so unlimited

Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

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It's only September, but Facebook is already getting into the gift-giving spirit with a new feature that lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends. The new feature, dubbed Facebook Gifts, recently started rolling out to profiles and...
Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies
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App and Mortar Is One New Way to Describe the Trend in Mobile Commerce

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The term “mobile commerce” is commonly used to describe e-commerce revenues that are generated over smartphones and tablets. But Flurry, a mobile analytics company, is now introducing the term “app & mortar” in a new report published today that explores the rise in smartphone shopping. Clearly, the term is a...
App and Mortar Is One New Way to Describe the Trend in Mobile Commerce

Walmart will convert your discs to digital from your home

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The retailer is expanding Disc-to-Digital service to that consumers can have their DVDs converted without leaving home. [Read more]...
Walmart will convert your discs to digital from your home

Walmart Workers Post Video Of Themselves Destroying iPads, Then Promptly Get Fired

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Walmart employees posted a video of themselves destroying merchandise in a Kentucky Walmart, reports NBC station WLEX18. "This is why you don't buy an iPad from Walmart," says a man at the beginning of a video. The workers then proceed to chuck boxes across what looks like a stockroom, slamming...
Walmart Workers Post Video Of Themselves Destroying iPads, Then Promptly Get Fired

Report: Walmart to stop carrying Kindle products

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After exhausting its current inventory of Amazon products, Walmart will no longer carry Amazon's Kindle tablets and e-readers. This according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters, as well as confirmation from a source familiar with Walmart's operations. The decision, making Walmart the second major retail chain to stop carrying...
Report: Walmart to stop carrying Kindle products

Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores

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Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will soon be able to use their iPhones to scan items and pay at self-checkout counters, as the retail giant has announced an expansion of its Scan & Go pilot program....
Walmart's iPhone Scan & Go pilot program to expand to more than 200 stores
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