Boston startup in the self-checkout app space AisleBuyer has been bought by small business accounting and payments facilitator Intuit, reportedly for $80 million to $100 million. The purchase gives Intuit both a consumer-facing payments app with shopping experience added.
Barnes & Noble says you may be more irritated at your spouse about their bedtime reading habits than you know. Have they got the shiny (literally) new object for you!
Shopping sessions at major retail sites that came from mobile devices were up sharply in the last year. But for major retail brands, it was the iPad that seemed to be the new post-PC cash register.
Mobile-enhanced print is at its most interesting right now in the realm of comic books. Marvel's new AR line of augmented comics is the kind of halting start that points to a richer next stage of development.
With 100,000 downloads of its first app, the health retailer GNC comes to both iPhone and Android with a redesigned app that sets out to embrace shopping, utility, information and fun. Brands need to try everything to keep their customers engaged.
After all of the effort focused on apps, scan codes and mobile Web sites, the most common way for consumers to use their phones when shopping to interact with a business remains SMS.
A special showing of the great American film "To Kill a Mockingbird," rebroadcast on Passover and Easter weekend, offers a digital remastering of the Universal release. This showing will be amplified by social TV provider Viggle, giving users the opportunity to check in to the movie via the app and get rewards points for engaging the second screen.
More than 85% of device owners in the U.S. are consulting the second screen while watching TV at least once a month.
What will that range look like in this space, in that color and texture? Jenn-Air is using your smartphone camera in-app to help dream kitchen dreamers envision the outcome.
PayPal has partnered with Cumberland Farms to bring m-payments to the gas pump. You are just five or six steps away from replacing that arduous card swipe that has plagued us for oh these many years.