Jan. 2, 2013 - StickNFind.com today announced that it has raised $450,000, more than six times the initial campaign goal for the Stick-N-Find on crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.com. Stick-N-Find is a coin-sized Bluetooth sticker that can be easily attached to any object and tracked through the companion mobile App. The sticker is tracked by through the App by turning a user's smartphone into a radar screen and tracking up to 20 stickers within a 100 ft. radius.
Read more: Stick-N-Find and MeterPlug Raising Funds on IndieGoGo.com
Jan. 1, 2013 - LG Electronics (LG) announced today that it will begin accepting pre-orders for its 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) WRGB OLED TV (Model 55EM9700) in South Korea this month with deliveries scheduled to begin next month. Other markets where the LG OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV will be available will be announced over the next several weeks along with their respective prices. The announcement comes just days before the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Read more: LG Begins Rollout Of OLED TV
Dec. 21, 2012 - Luminate, Inc., the worldwide leader in making digital images interactive, today publicly debuted its unique Visual Targeting offering to help transform static images into robust branding experiences. L'Oreal's Garnier division is just one of several global brands that experienced a significant brand lift from Luminate-enabled Visual Targeting campaigns during the pilot period.
Read more: Luminate Unveils Sophisticated Visual Targeting Offering To Help Brands Connect With Customers...
Dec. 21, 2012 - Whirlpool Corporation has been named to the 2012-2013 Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index for the seventh consecutive year. The equity index is the first based on the value of corporate intellectual property. It is priced and published by NYSE Euronext.
Read more: Whirlpool Corporation Named to Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index for Seventh Consecutive Year
Dec. 20, 2012 - ShopSavvy, the world's largest mobile shopping platform, today announced the release of Product Cloud 2.0, the latest iteration of ShopSavvy's proprietary big-data platform that enables the community's millions of active users to easily find real-time pricing, inventory, reviews and other information for more than 20 million products. Field testing of top price-comparison apps shows that ShopSavvy consistently displays more local store results as well as online price results and lower prices for a greater variety of products than Amazon Mobile, eBay's RedLaser and other major platforms.
Read more: ShopSavvy Releases Product Cloud 2.0
Dec. 20, 2012 - According to Equifax's latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, consumer credit originated year-to-date through September 2012 has increased nearly 30% to $675 billion from $523 billion during the same timeframe in 2010. Comparatively, credit originations today are below the 2006-2007 pre-recession levels of about $1 trillion by about one-third.
Read more: Equifax says "Disciplined Consumers" Drive Consumer Credit Levels Up 33 Percent
Dec. 20, 2012 - Global Sources today announced the success of its Private Sourcing Events in 2012 with more than 320 sourcing teams from over 100 unique buying organizations attending. These events created invaluable opportunities for Greater China suppliers to reach out and sell to volume buyers even under the current uncertain economic environment. Amongst the organizations that have used Private Sourcing Events to find new suppliers are 32 of the world's top 100 retailers and key buyers such as Amazon.com, Auchan, Dollar General, Gloria Jeans, Li & Fung, OSRAM, Primark, Staples, Stockmann Group, William E. Connor & Associates and Woolworths Australia. In 2012 alone, over 1,500 high quality, one-on-one selling opportunities took place between buyers and suppliers.
Read more: Global Sources' Private Sourcing Events see strong buyer and supplier support in 2012
Dec. 19, 2012 - ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November–December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date $35 billion has been spent online, marking a 13-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. The most recent week achieved record-setting levels of online spending, eclipsing $7 billion in sales for the first time ever. Four individual days surpassed $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday at $1.275 billion.
Read more: ComScore: First Ever $7 Billion Online Spending Week Brings Holiday Season Spending Up 13...
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