Amazon launches Price Check mobile app to provide consumers with discount opportunities

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Amazon has announced to its consumers that it has made a Price Check mobile app available for comparison shopping throughout the holiday season. This new application provides shoppers with an additional discount on their purchase worth 5 percent, so that they can save more money with their gift buying. Starting on December 10th, Amazon’s Price Check app users will receive an additional discount of 5 percent, up to five dollars, off up to three items that they purchase among the music, DVD, electronics, toys, and sporting goods qualifying products. The…

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eBay acquires Hunch to add its custom recommendation technology to its services for shoppers

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The largest online marketplace in the world, eBay Inc., has announced the acquisition of Hunch, which will allow it to include product and service recommendation technology so that it can offer greater value to its customers. The actual details of the purchase weren’t disclosed. Hunch.com was first launched in 2009, and provides users with customized suggestions based on their unique preferences and tastes. It makes its determinations based on data gleaned from other websites and social networks. According to eBay, Hunch will help the company to improve the selling and…

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire to make a splash without drowning the iPad

Though chief executive officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, believes that the new Kindle Fire will be a highly attractive product for consumers looking for a bargain priced tablet computer, it is not likely that it will have an impact on Apple’s iPad in the lead of the marketplace. The price of the newest Kindle model, $199, is less than half of the least expensive model of the iPad, and – according to a Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, Herman Leung – will be very attractive to shoppers who are seeking a…

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