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  • Target’s In a Snap App: Mobile Shopping Via Image Recognition
    Target’s In a Snap App: Mobile Shopping Via Image Recognition

    CBS News reported July 23 Target has launched In a Snap, an app that allows consumers to shop by taking an image. The image recognition technology lets shoppers find information from Target's marketing materials and pages of certain magazines. The merchandise is then placed into a shopping cart to be purchased.  The introduction of In a Snap gives their consumers a way to shop on the go by using the cameras on Apple iPod, iTouch and iPad devices. The new app is now available in the Apple iTunes store as a free download.

  • Macy’s Reveals 2015 Sustainability Initiatives
    Macy’s Reveals 2015 Sustainability Initiatives

    Macy’s, one of the nation’s premier retailers, announced the company’s sustainability initiatives to take place over the next year, including installation of more vehicle charging stations, continued implementation of LED and solar lighting, increasing the issuance of digital receipts, and incorporating recycled products to further reduce packaging materials.

  • Home Depot, Wink Technology Create Smart Homes
    Home Depot, Wink Technology Create Smart Homes

    Forget to lock your door, flip off the lights, or shut the blinds while hurrying out the door? This is not a problem for those who take advantage of innovative technology provided by Wink through Home Depot. As of early this month, Home Depot introduced customers to the Wink HUB (home automation gateway) — a seamless approach toward management of all smart home products, including locks, lights, blinds, and thermostats, at any location, all controlled by one app.

  • Starbucks To Add Order-Ahead Function To Mobile App
    Starbucks To Add Order-Ahead Function To Mobile App

    On July 17, technology blog Re/Code reported Starbucks will soon add an order-ahead function to their mobile app, opening up a new way for consumers to have a better experience with the coffee chain. Consumers will be able to order coffee to be picked up at the location of their choice. The popular app is already a top download among app stores' food and drink categories, and the new option will help move customers quicker through Starbucks stores, while still focusing on providing dedicated customer service.

  • Dell Accepting Bitcoin On E-Commerce Site
    Dell Accepting Bitcoin On E-Commerce Site

    Dell now accepting the alternative currency on its e-commerce site. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  • Facebook Goes E-Tail With New Buy Button
    Facebook Goes E-Tail With New Buy Button

    New buy now button allows customers to discover and buy products without leaving Facebook. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

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