Author Archives: Christen McGregor


Groupon’s Updated Merchant Center Launched

Groupon’s Updated Merchant Center Launched

Groupon's merchants have been offering great deals to consumers since it's launch in 2008, but one question that has remained in the air surrounding Groupon is, how good is the website for the merchants. Since 2008 Groupon has expanded its merchant base from Chicago to more than 150 markets in North America and 100 markets in Europe, Asia and South America. Based on that information alone it seems Groupon is doing quite well. Lets go back and address the original question - is Groupon good for the businesses providing the deals?

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Tattoo-form QR code generating random links

Tattoo-form QR code generating random links

QR codes are becoming increasingly popular in a variety of settings. In 2010, Calvin Klein introduced the QR code on Billboards in Downtown New York and L.A.Those with smartphones have been able to do a quick Google search to get the desired information on a product, for example, but there was that extra stop required to type our search into the browser and then trudge through websites to get what we were looking for. The use of these codes negate the middle steps and allow for quick, easy access of information. Well, that's not all these codes are good for.

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Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

Samsung Apps offering 16 free titles for Galaxy devices

In an attempt to raise greater awareness for Samsung Apps, Samsung is offering Galaxy device users 16 free games. The goal, according to Samsung, is to make Samsung Apps an exclusive destination for it's users. The App Store to iOS users is what Samsung Apps is to Samsung smart device users. What better way to raise awareness than offering free stuff?

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Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

Sonic CD available for iOS tomorrow, Android and WP7 must wait [UPDATE: Android version live now!]

The blue hedgehog we grew to love in 1993 is back again and pocket-sized! Both players who have loved the blue hedgehog from the early 90's and those from the younger generations can expect some new features and familiar faces. Starting tomorrow iOS users will be able to play Sonic CD, according to an announcement made by Sega. Other mobile device users will have to wait until into the new year.

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliance will be free-to-play

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliance will be free-to-play

Yet another Electronic Arts game will join the free-to-play category. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, announced today, is a new massively multiplayer online strategy game in EA's real-time strategy series. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances will be the first in the series to be MMO style and free-to-play. Players can expect "a completely interactive and dynamic gameplay experience", according to EA.

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Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

Satechi BT Portable Speaker Now Available

For those shopping for a tech enthusiast this holiday season, take a gander at Satechi's latest product. Satechi, a leading mobile accessories manufacturer, is pleased to announce their newest addition - the BT Portable Speaker. With a Bluetooth enabled device, you can listen to high quality audio or make phone calls, sans messy cables! The BT Portable Speaker works with most smart phones and tablets including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android phones, MacBooks and more.

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Google giving back to Education, Technology and Anti-Slavery

Google giving back to Education, Technology and Anti-Slavery

With the Holidays quickly approaching, Google has reminded us of other ways for achieving technological growth and innovation. This week Google listed the organizations that were recipients of $40 million in grants. The four causes that were recipients were science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls education; empowerment through technology; and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

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App Developers believe iOS will beat out Android this holiday season

App Developers believe iOS will  beat out Android this holiday season

iOS hit big this past October by surpassing 18 billion total downloads. But the Android Market has 10 billion total app downloads so far, and is growing at a rate of 1 billion a month. Who will turn out to be the victor in the smartphone category? At the Le Web Conference, Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, made a sweeping declaration that “Android is ahead of the iPhone now.”

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