Monthly Archives: December 2011

PayPal to try to compete with Groupon, but will it matter?

PayPal is preparing to launch a Groupon competitor in the first  quarter of 2012, according to Bloomberg. The eBay subsidiary hopes to tap into its base of 103 million accountholders. From what I’ve seen so far, this doesn’t seem like … Continue reading

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Scanning bar codes seems to be a popular holiday pastime

IDC’s 2011 shopper survey shows shockingly high usage of smart phone scanning tools to scan bar codes and QR codes. Nearly 1/3 of those surveyed said they had scanned a bar code. A common use of this technology is to … Continue reading

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Coping with a life-changing disease

TL;DR: I expect that I’ll be fine. I debated whether to post this, but decided that there was an off-chance that someone might find this information valuable.  I was diagnosed with diabetes in September. For someone who has never been … Continue reading

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LivingSocial testing new subscription service

LivingSocial is testing a new subscription service called LivingSocial Plus. For $20 a month, subscribers will receive $25 in Deal Bucks good on LivingSocial purchases. $5 is good only in that month, the remaining $20 can be carried over for … Continue reading

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