deals

  • Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

    Facebook adds eBay’s Daily Deals to its Marketplace on mobile

    Facebook is again getting into the daily deals space, this time in collaboration with eBay. The company has launched a new feature within its Marketplace section on its mobile app, where a selection of inventory from eBay’s Daily Deals program is now available. The deals can be shopped directly in Facebook’s app, but checkout takes place on eBay’s website through an… Read More

  • Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide

    Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide

    Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S. First announced back in 2015 in Seattle, then rolled out the following year, Treasure Truck initially appeared to be some sort of one-off marketing experiment, but its recently granted patent and… Read More

  • Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th

    Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th

    Amazon just announced its third annual Prime Day, the retailer’s answer to Black Friday that originally started to celebrate its 20th anniversary. While Amazon had previously said they would be doing a third year of Prime Day, this is the first time we’re getting the actual date and previews of some of the sales. Amazon is tempting Prime customers by saying there will be… Read More

  • Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app, in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive a notable upgrade this year, adding support for an indoor map that shows your location in… Read More

  • Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

    Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

    Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost it with a cash injection as it looks to improve its business: SiriusXM has just announced it will be investing $480 million in cash into publicly traded Pandora. Pandora also is selling Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200 million. Read More

  • Will the tech acquisition spree continue?

    Will the tech acquisition spree continue?

    The year was off to a good start for technology acquisitions, according to data provided by PwC and Thomson Reuters. There were 486 U.S. tech deals announced in the first quarter, totaling $42.8 billion. In terms of both number of deals and value of deals, it was the best start of the year for U.S. tech M&A since 2014. Read More

  • Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

    Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

    There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can browse from your phone. All its deals are sourced from Amazon, so you don’t… Read More

  • Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Apple is offering 10 movies for $10 to celebrate a decade of iTunes movies

    Major deal alert – iTunes is offering six different $10 bundles of 10 movies to celebrate 10 years of iTunes movies. Proud of @iTunesMovies and 10 years of celebrating docs, indies, blockbusters & more. Congrats and thank you! https://t.co/Y9QEINrHfJ — Eddy Cue (@cue) September 12, 2016 If you’ve ever bought a movie on iTunes you know how amazing of a deal this is. Read More

  • Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal

    Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal

    Walmart today announced its plan for taking on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon’s annual sales holiday kicks off tomorrow, promising a host of online deals and discounts across a variety of categories, including electronics, toys, household items, apparel, and more. Walmart now says it will have a variety of new deals, too, like those on popular electronics like Apple TV, HDTVs, Xbox… Read More

  • Apple Music’s new student membership option discounts the service by 50%

    Apple Music’s new student membership option discounts the service by 50%

    Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others. It’s introducing an Apple Music student plan which will discount the service by 50 percent for those who are enrolled in an eligible college or university. That means in the U.S. Read More

  • Bing’s New Apps For iOS And Android Focus On Finding Deals, Local Offers

    Bing’s New Apps For iOS And Android Focus On Finding Deals, Local Offers

    Microsoft’s Bing is trying to carve out a niche for itself on mobile by focusing on the types of common searches and information requests people need to access while on the go. To that end, the company this week rolled out new iOS and Android applications with features like a barcode scanner for price comparisons, a tool to find the cheapest nearby gas prices, and, on iOS to start, a… Read More

  • Instacart Adds Coupons Through Its New “Deals” Platform

    Instacart Adds Coupons Through Its New “Deals” Platform

    Grocery delivery services are convenient, but they’re not always affordable. In addition to slight mark-ups on the cost of the products themselves, services typically require delivery fees and/or membership fees. Today, Instacart is rolling out a new option that could help reduce the expense of using its service for price-conscious consumers: Instacart Deals. Essentially an online… Read More

  • Amazon Debuts Its Online Black Friday Deals Store, Gives Prime Members Early Access To Discounts

    Amazon Debuts Its Online Black Friday Deals Store, Gives Prime Members Early Access To Discounts

    Expanding on the success of the Amazon-created sales holiday Prime Day earlier this year, Amazon announced it’s now launching a dedicated Black Friday Deals Store where Amazon Prime members will get early access to some of the best discounts. The Deals Store itself is open to all consumers, as the holiday shopping season begins with some early forecasts already predicting record numbers. Read More

  • Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon To Exit Daily Deals With Closure Of Amazon Local

    Amazon is exiting the daily deals space. According to a message now being displayed on the Amazon Local homepage, the company’s deals platform is closing up shop on December 18, 2015. At that point, Amazon will stop selling deals via the website and in the Amazon Local mobile app. Customers who have already bought deals, however, will still be able to use them, the company notes. Read More

  • Amazon Tests Local Pickup With Seattle-Based Deals Service “Treasure Truck”

    Amazon Tests Local Pickup With Seattle-Based Deals Service “Treasure Truck”

    Amazon announced this morning the launch of a unique – if somewhat odd – new service it’s calling “Treasure Truck,” which introduces a different way for customers to shop from Amazon.com. The company is driving around a truck filled with in-demand, limited-quantity products on sale for that day only. The service is live in Seattle for now, as part of a limited… Read More

  • A Dozen Apps For Finding The Best Local Deals

    It’s the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. which naturally means that’s it’s a good time to shop. Retailers are buzzing about their Labor Day sales, with discounted prices and big cuts as they try to move the final remnants of their summer merchandise. If you’re planning on a shopping trip of your own today, here are a few apps from companies both big and small that… Read More

  • Box Scores Huge Win With GE

    Box Scores Huge Win With GE

    Box announced a huge customer score this morning with General Electric agreeing to use Box across the entire organization. According to Box, this will involve rolling out the service to 300,000 GE employees across 170 countries. GE is betting that Box will help them collaborate internally and externally with partners and take advantage of mobile and the cloud. In a time when companies are… Read More

  • Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

    Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

    Apple’s pace of acquisition has seemed to be picking up lately, and Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed just how many the company has been making of late. Cupertino has nabbed 24 companies over the course of the past year and a half, which is a pace that observers recently noticed actually outpaces the recent acquisition habits of Google. Typically, Apple doesn’t make any official… Read More

  • Savor Introduces A Personalized Deal Finder & “Flipboard-Like” Coupon Catalog For iPad

    Savor Introduces A Personalized Deal Finder & “Flipboard-Like” Coupon Catalog For iPad

    A company called Savor is trying to re-imagine how coupon aggregation websites and services, like RetailMeNot or Coupons.com, would operate had they been invented today. Instead of just throwing a bunch of offers at users, Savor says it’s working to build a service where the coupons presented are personalized to each consumer’s interests. Personalized offers are something big-name… Read More

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