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Best Buy courts couples with mobile-enabled wedding registry

February 13, 2015

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is entering the underserved wedding registry space with a new mobile-enabled service, hoping to position itself as one of the three retailers a typical couple registers with.

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Dixons Carphone implements mobile chat to encourage informed purchases

January 26, 2015

Dixons Carphone, a European electronics retailer, has launched TouchCommerce’s TouchChat engagement solution to ensure online support for customers while in their journey to make a purchase.

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Average in-app purchase value rises to $4.50: Bango

January 26, 2015

Even with newcomers to the mobile payments space such as Apple Pay, carrier billing continues to have relevance, according to Bango, driven by blockbuster games such as Clash of Clans and bigger in-application purchases.

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Best Buy drives repeat visits during holidays with Ibotta app

November 20, 2014

Best Buy is driving holiday shoppers back to its stores for repeat visits through exclusive cash-back offers in the Ibotta mobile savings application.

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66pc of tablet shoppers leverage mobile during path to purchase: report

October 17, 2014

Mobile is a key influencer for tablet purchasers during the research and evaluation phase of shopping, but it is rarely used to actually buy tablet devices.

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GameStop energizes loyalty rewards for holiday shoppers

October 6, 2014

Consumer electronics retailer GameStop is ramping up in-app loyalty rewards for its PowerUp members just in time for holiday shopping.

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Discover bumps up mobile offers for holiday shoppers

October 3, 2014

Credit card company Discover is combining its former ShopDiscover.com site and Discover Extras to launch Discover Deals, accessible on mobile Web and the Discover mobile application, to streamline the location of coupons and offers.

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Hasselblad creates mobile showroom via product catalog app

September 22, 2014

Swedish camera brand Hasselblad is educating established and potential consumers on the use of its products through a new mobile application.

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Apple iWatch expected to address demand for payments-enabled wearables

September 5, 2014

Apple’s anticipated launch next week of an iWatch with a payment component will address the interests of young consumers, who view mobile banking and payment capabilities as the most important qualities for wearables to possess.

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Classy app trumps Craigslist for Boston college students

August 20, 2014

Start-up company Blade has released Classy, a mobile application that allows Boston college students to buy and sell products locally without fees using a seamless, accessible platform on their smartphones.

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