eBay acquired local product inventory and shopping site Milo.com for $75 million last December, and was fairly quick to start integrating the technology into its core products. For example, eBay launched GiftsNearby, which showed shoppers gift options available for pick up at local retailers in their neighborhood. Today, the company is debuting a new feature of Milo, called Fetch, which allows… → Read More
After picking up local product inventory and shopping site Milo.com for $75 million, eBay has been fairly quick to start integrating the startup’s technology into its products. With the holiday shopping seasonin full swing, eBay added Milo’s local results in its barcode scanning apps, RedLaser for iPhone and Android, as a comparison shopping tool. Today, eBay is debuting its most significant Milo… → Read More
Well, that didn’t take long. Ecommerce giant eBay is already adding local shopping results from Milo, a startup it has just acquired, to its RedLaser iPhone and (freshly released) Android applications.
RedLaser is eBay’s very own barcode-scanning application (at least since they acquired its makers), and thanks to the integration of Milo, people can now use it to instantly discover, through a… → Read More
On the heels of Milo’s $75 million acquisition by eBay; a similar product inventory site, called Wishpond, is throwing its hat into the ring. Like Milo, Wishpond lists the real-time inventory of brick and mortar retail stores and is building its product listings platform around large chains like Target or BestBuy as well as from mom and pop shops in small towns.
On the merchant side, Wishpond’s… → Read More
An update to our post earlier today: We’ve confirmed that local shopping startup Milo has in fact been acquired by eBay, for $75 million. Business Insider first reported on the possible deal earlier today. Milo CEO Jack Abraham confirmed the acquisition via a Tweet and eBay issued a press release.
Investors in the company certainly did well. They raised just $5 million in venture capital. We’ve… → Read More
We’re independently confirming the acquisition and trying to get details of the transaction, but the deal would certainly make a lot of sense. → Read More
While the deals are great, Black Friday crowds are the worst. You have to get up at the crack of dawn, suffer madness in parking lots, only to fight with other shoppers over a limited quantity of marked down items. Today, Milo is giving you a tool that could help you avoid Black Friday crowds by checking product-inventory before you head to the mall or shopping center.
Startup Milo had previously commanded one aspect of the online to offline shopping experience by highlighting local inventory at brick and mortar stores in online inventory search. But earlier this year, Google Product Search launched Blue Dot, on mobile search. Similar to Milo, Blue Dot allows users within search to see if a product is in-stock at nearby stores. However, Milo countered back… → Read More
Milo, a startup that highlights local inventory at brick and mortar stores in product search results, is taking its platform mobile today with the release of a free Android app. Milo.com tracks the real-time availability and prices of more than 3 million products at over 50,000 stores across the U.S., including Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Crate & Barrel and more.
Using the Android’s phone… → Read More
Milo, a startup that highlights local inventory in product search results both on the web and mobile devices, has struck a deal with comparison shopping site PriceGrabber today. The nature of the deal allows PriceGrabber to list the local brick and mortar stores where products are available within a search for a product.
Milo.com tracks the real-time availability and prices of more than 3 million… → Read More
This morning Google announced a new Blue Dot feature on the mobile version of Google Product Search that shows whether a product is in-stock at nearby stores. This seems to pose a threat to startup Milo, which highlights local inventory in product search results both on the web and mobile devices. Milo’s co-founder Ted Dziuba subsequently responded to our post with a Tweet that read “Google… → Read More
Google just launched a new feature on the mobile version of Google Product Search which could take local shopping search startup Milo out at the knees. Whenever you do a Google product search from a mobile phone, blue dots will appear next to items which are in-stock at nearby stores. The image at right is from a search I just did for “HDTVs.” The blue dots are subtle, but they certainly… → Read More
There’s nothing like shopping online when it comes to finding the lowest price for a consumer product, but when it comes to actually getting something now, online obviously falls far short of driving down to your local retail store. Milo is a local shopping engine that’s looking to help you get the best of both worlds: it lets you search for goods online, and then uses product inventories of the… → Read More
Raise your hand if you thought Microsoft’s press conference was a bit of a bore this morning? Aside from Natal, I wasn’t all that impressed by any of the upcoming titles (except for Conviction and maybe The Beatles Rock Band) or the updates to Xbox Live. Lionhead really stole the show when they unveiled a little AI boy named Milo. → Read More