Social media marketing anti campaign pushes 99 Facebook free days

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A new movement is growing that is encouraging people to sign off for ninety nine straight days. The “99 Days of Freedom” project has now begin as an experiment in the promotion of happiness, which is effectively working as an anti social media marketing campaign that is encouraging people to give up their use of Facebook for ninety nine consecutive days. The relationship that users of the social network have with it appears to be quite a love-hate connection. While most users do access it quite regularly, this doesn’t mean…

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Jiepang and Starbucks celebrate 2 year anniversary of partnership to expand NFC technology

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Companies work to make NFC technology commonplace in China Jiepang, a Foursquare-esque social network based in China, and Starbucks have announced the second anniversary of their partnership to promote NFC technology. For the past two years, the two companies have been working to make NFC technology commonplace throughout China. Both companies have a great deal of experience with the technology and believe it could be used to connect with consumers in a more dynamic fashion. As part of the second anniversary celebration, the companies are offering benefits to consumers that…

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Facebook announces partnership with Bango for mobile payment services

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Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has announced that an agreement has been signed between it and Bango, and analytics and mobile billing company based in the United Kingdom. The technology at Bango concentrates on an increasing consumer market of smartphone owners who use their devices to access the internet and who are using their devices more frequently for making purchases and other online transactions. The white-label products from the company are able to collect mobile payments for the purchase of online services and content, and can also…

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The future of health care may be in the hands of augmented reality and NFC technology

Ergonomidesign, a leading design consultancy firm, has revealed what the future of health care system may look like. A team of researchers from the firm have created a new system that combines the emerging trends in technology, life and health science, and social networking. Much of the system makes use of augmented reality technology to handle high detail displays of information. The physical aspects of the system use NFC technology as a way to enable quick communications between patients and health care professionals. To see the firm’s creation, it looks…

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Research shows that 55 percent of women are willing to opt in for mobile discounts

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A recent study performed by Ping Mobile has shown that 55 percent of women who use smartphones are willing to opt-in to a service in order to be provided with discount coupons and offers. The results produced by Ping Mobile, were drawn from the responses from American women from across the country, regarding their current use of coupons and the way that the feel about mobile coupons in general. People are already using their smartphones on an increasing basis to accomplish their everyday activities, so it is predicted that 2012…

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Wal-Mart uses @WalmartLabs to try to boost sales online

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Wal-Mart has been making a notable effort toward the development and enhancement of its online shopping platform, and – according to reports – this includes a massive hiring effort to bring developers into its team for @WalmartLabs to help with its expansion. The largest retailer in the world is now trying to use social media to boost its sales both online and in its stores. It has recently started working with Facebook, and has purchased the social media company, Kosmix. Wal-Mart is in competition with other large retailers such as…

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NFC technology can be used for much more than mobile commerce thanks to new app from the Android Market

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Today, much of the news regarding NFC technology revolves around how it can be used for mobile commerce. The technology, however, can be used for much more than making payments from a smart phone. For those more interested in social networking than mobile commerce, a new app has come to the Android Market. The app is called Add Friend and it utilizes NFC technology to connect people via Facebook. The app aims to streamline social networking in the real world for those with NFC-enabled smart phones. NFC chips, such as…

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QR codes may be the best gift for the holiday season

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The holidays are coming and those still struggling to find a steady job may be feeling the stress associated with the season. For some, the gift of a job is at the top of their list, but such a gift is often beyond the power of the average consumers. There is, however, a new way to help give job seekers an edge over the competition. QR codes are well known within the marketing world and have gained a great deal of renown in the field. The same marketing strategies used…

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Art In Public Places brings QR codes to Knoxville, Tennessee

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Art in Public Places Knoxville, a public art initiative that it part of the city’s overarching art program, has adopted QR codes as a way to make the various art pieces set up in downtown areas more engaging for smart phone users. The codes will be affixed to description plates for more than 22 sculptures and will hold information concerning the piece and its creator. Art in Public places has teamed with U.S. Cellular, a wireless telecommunications company, to make the imitative possible. U.S. Cellular will be creating the codes…

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