gifts

  • Hey Facebook, Could You Fit Any More Fucking Branding On Your “Gifts”?

    Hey Facebook, Could You Fit Any More Fucking Branding On Your “Gifts”?

    So, Facebook launched its “Gifts” product, and I was keen to take it for a whirl. I proceeded to visit my fiancee’s wall and pick something out that she might like. There were a ton of options, including flowers and a bonsai tree. I opted for the bonsai tree. Read More

  • Forget Saying Happy Birthday To Your Friends On Facebook, It’s All About Gifts Now

    Forget Saying Happy Birthday To Your Friends On Facebook, It’s All About Gifts Now

    We know that Facebook is in full-gear when it comes to monetization. It was obvious the second that the company announced its “Gifts” offering, which lets you send a physical or virtual item to your buddies. It’s kind of cool, and the first gift I’ve ordered is in the mail. One of the things that I enjoy doing the most on Facebook is saying “Happy Birthday!”… Read More

  • Give The Gift Of Startups: Just Because Lets You Give Freebies To Friends From The Startups You Love

    Give The Gift Of Startups: Just Because Lets You Give Freebies To Friends From The Startups You Love

    Are you dying to tell your friends about all the new startups you read about on TechCrunch? A newly launched iOS application called Just Because is now making that possible. With Just Because, you can offer your friends a free gift from a startup – like $20 at Uber, for example, or a free lip gloss at Birchbox or a free t-shirt at JackThreads. And what’s even better is that each… Read More

  • Digital Gifting Startup GiftRocket Hits Profitability, Announces API And Reduced Fees

    Digital Gifting Startup GiftRocket Hits Profitability, Announces API And Reduced Fees

    GiftRocket, a 2011 Y Combinator grad, is a simple P2P digital gifting service that lets users send and receive digital gift cards via email. Originally, the startup was focused around location-based gifting, allowing friends to send each other digital gift cards that could be accessed once they checked-in to a certain location. With some angel funding behind it, the startup pivoted to a… Read More

  • Karma Founder Lee Linden Talks Social Commerce

    How The Karma App Makes Gift-Giving Slick And Social [TCTV]

    Karma, the gift-giving app made by the founders of TapJoy, made its official debut just two weeks ago. But with $5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and others, Karma has clearly caught the attention of some important people. So we caught up with co-founder and CEO Lee Linden this week to get a demo and see what all the hype is about. Read More

  • Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Last-Minute Gift Guide 2011: iOS Apps

    Looking for a quick last-minute gift? Not feeling up to fighting the holiday traffic, crowds and checkout lines? Just too lazy busy to shop? Then you may want to consider giving the gift of an iOS app. You can gift any paid app from iTunes on your computer or from the app’s description page on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Just scroll down past the screenshot and look for the… Read More

  • A New Twist On Gift Cards: Dropost.it Lets You Leave Money For Friends At Any Location

    A New Twist On Gift Cards: Dropost.it Lets You Leave Money For Friends At Any Location

    Dropost.it is a clever little service that allows you to drop gifts for friends which are geo-tagged to specific locations. These gifts, which you can think of as virtual gift cards purchased via the Dropost.it service, can only be accessed when the recipient visits a specifc location. Initially, the service works over PayPal, but the company is working towards deeper integration with… Read More

  • Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Presentify.me Turns Unused Groupons Into Gifts

    Looking for a last-minute holiday gift? How about that Groupon you never used? Daily deal vouchers wouldn’t actually make bad presents if there was a way to gift them that didn’t involve an email printout tucked into a card. That’s where Presentify.me, which turns deal vouchers into attractive gift certificates, can help. Read More

  • CrunchGear’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Girls

    CrunchGear’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Girls

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded gift for the gal in your life. Even if you think Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday designed to rake in millions of dollars in cash – it is – so you better get used to it because your lady friend still expects a gift. You could get her flowers, candy, or maybe a fondue set… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Guys

    CrunchGear's Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Gifts For Guys

    Your guy is great, am I right? He’s fun, he makes you laugh, and he can, in a pinch, be counted on to do laundry. He even, occasionally, shaves! Why not reward this positive behavior the way Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, rewards an unruly dog: through forceful direction and, when the time is right, kind words and a treat. Here are a few great items for your geeky SO this… Read More