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How to make virtual bidding fun
Tophatter is a social shopping product. The vision, according to CEO Ashvin Kumar and COO Andrew Blachman, is to bring a fun, personal touch back to online auctions — the closest equivalents, Kumar said, aren’t sites like eBay, but instead the Home Shopping Network and QVC. So Tophatter tries to recapture the live auction experience — the auctions can be held in a variety of virtual rooms, the attendees each have ...
Personal-computer shipments plummeted
Personal-computer shipments plummeted in every region of the world in the first quarter as buyers opted for smartphones and tablet computers and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)’s newest operating system met with weak demand. Global PC unit shipments fell 14 percent in the first quarter — the worst such decline on record — to 76.3 million, a bigger drop than the 7.7 percent decline IDC had forecast, the market researcher said in ...
Google helps you find your friends in Boston
Google set up a Boston Marathon Person Finder page. Google Person Finder is a web application that allows individuals to post and search for the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster. The program also lets press agencies, non-governmental agencies and others contribute to the database and receive updates by using the Person Finder API based on the PFIF open standard.
Visualize your graph
Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It’s definitely pretty, and if you’re using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful. The tool is for visualizing geospatial and temporal data, a use case that’s only going to become more common as the internet of things becomes more real and sensors make when and where are as critical as ...
Cool mobile measurement tool
Circl a new startup helping businesses run online promotions using social media and email marketing. The platform allows the business to set up a promotion using Circl’s centralized dashboard. When the customer clicks the link, they’re prompted to enter their phone number which sends the offer or deal via text to their phone. Once in store, the customer clicks the link in the text at point-of-sale, which verifies that they’re ...
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