Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

Groupon widget

December 17th, 2009

groupon_logoGroupon is a service that facilitates steep discounts on products and services from local businesses in and around 26 major metro areas. A minimum number of users must sign up for a deal before it becomes available, creating an incentive to “socialize” these deals to friends on Facebook, Twitter and via email.

What a fantastic way to capitalize on two human desires that naturally feed off one another. The desire to save some coin in these slow economic times and the desire to share your good fortune with your friends and family.

Besides using Twitter, Facebook and email to spread the word, Groupon offers a convenient widget that you can paste in your blog or web site. Just pop into the Groupon E-Schwag page, locate the metro area nearest you, click on the embed code to highlight and copy…and then paste away! Groupon widgets can also be found at


Groupon is growing rapidly!

Multiple sources tell us that Groupon, the surging Chicago-based startup, was valued at $250 million when they closed their recent $30 million venture round with Accel Partners and previous investors.

read full post at TechCrunch: Groupon Valued At $250 million

One thing does confuse me though…Groupon, like most web businesses these days, has a blog. They also have a widget (obviously) but for some unknown reason, they fail to promote their service via their widget on their own blog. What gives, Groupon?


FiOS TV and the new HSN Shopping Widget

December 4th, 2009

Verizon Communications now lets FIOS TV viewers shop from their couches with the new “HSN Shop By Remote widget for FiOS TV”


The HSN Shop By Remote® Widget is located within FiOS TV’s Widget Bazaar applications marketplace. The full-screen widget appears with the following categories listed for browsing:

* Current On Air Item – Product detail of the item currently airing live on HSN.
* Today’s Special – Available at an exclusive special retail price for the day.
* Verizon FiOS Deal of the Day – Exclusive to FiOS TV customers, a must-have item that has never been discounted before will be unveiled daily at a special rate.
* Last 15 Items Aired – Customers can go back and browse a list of the last 15 products on air.

Customers simply press the “C” button on the remote control to begin watching HSN on the right-hand side of the television screen; additional product detail from the categories above appears on the left-hand side of the screen. To purchase an item, customers click on the “B” button on the remote and log in using the phone number and ZIP code associated with the customers’ HSN online account.

(For more screenshots of the new FiOS TV HSN Shop By Remote® Widget, visit:

To set up an account, visit:

To see the full press release, visit:

Visual DNA Shops

July 27th, 2009

Your readers can find out how accurate this widget is, just by clicking on the images that interest them. The widget will eventually tell you what basic kind of person you are. (i’m a gamer…)

Then the widget viewer will be presented with some products to browse through.

You, as the “widget owner” make a profit if they buy anything.

to try the “REDO” button

Visual DNA widget have been around for awhile. but if you haven’t seen them yet…or you would like to try them out…here you go.

Stylecaster Daily Looks widget

July 9th, 2009

What’s the Temperature? What should I wear? StyleCaster has the answer.

New York, New York, July 9, 2009: Today StyleCaster unveils the “Daily Looks” widget, where it delivers not only the weather, but also three looks that rotate 360 degrees in HD quality styled by leading stylists and fashion influencers. Starting today, members can download the application onto their blog, FaceBook page, Apple Dashboard, or wherever else they live on the web.

StyleCaster is continuously innovating to create new utilities to meet everyday needs. “The first two questions people ask themselves every morning when they wake up are: What’s the temperature? What do I wear?” said Meg Cuna, Chief Content Officer of StyleCaster. “These two questions were the inspiration behind StyleCaster’s ‘Daily Looks’.”

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