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Augmented reality comes to Barnes and Noble, featuring Brooklyn Decker!

January 19, 2011

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Brooklyn Decker, voted the sexiest women alive by readers of esquire magazine will now appear in 700 Barnes and Nobles locations. Well, kind of. Utilizing the augmented reality plus GPS location based APP developed by Goldrun, a New York based agency, customers can use their iPhone to place themselves into a picture with Ms. Decker […]

Pingdom’s estimates on what happened in the internet universe in 2010

January 19, 2011

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Internet 2010 in numbers- Royal.Pingdom.com did an interesting takeoff on the actual numbers and growth in 2010 of emails, Social media, number of websites, etc, etc. Email 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010. 294 billion – Average number of email messages per day. 1.88 billion – The number […]

Mobile Payment Debuts Nationally at Starbucks

January 19, 2011

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Long awaited use of mobile payment portals takes a big step with the announcement that Starbucks will now facilitate the use of mobile devices in the payment process. Although the technology is not new, use on a large scale in the U.S. has been somewhat slow. Not anymore! SEATTLE, January 19, 2011 – Starbucks (NASDAQ: […]

Nokia pulls the plug on OVI in 27 countries

January 19, 2011

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Originally launched as competition for iTunes, Nokia is ending its subscription service for free streaming music in 27 countries. Ovi Music Unlimited will continue in a limited capacity, with 12-month subscriptions in China and India and six-month subscriptions in Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa. Nokia launched the service in the UK in 2008 but really failed […]

Groupon prepares for a a 15 billion dollar IPO potentially.

January 19, 2011

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Groupon is poised to make a splash with a $15 Billion dollar IPO. Google shot a bit low in their offer. Great work for the long established (by internet terms) social buying site. Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. […]