SK Planet Buys Shopkick for $200 Million

Shopkick, the four year old mobile retail loyalty app that provides points for people coming into stores and virtual gift cards, has been sold to South Korean mobile services leader…

Target Brings Shopkick Nationwide

Target, one of the largest discount retailers in the U.S., announced today that it will now offer its guests the Shopkick app for their smartphones. When customers walk into their…

Video: Shopkick Still Kicking Apps

I'm on vacation but this is a quick and interesting enough tidbit: On shopkick's first birthday this week, it launched a video that highlights lots of milestones. It's mostly promotional…

Shopkick Rounds Corner on 2M (Active) Users

Just short of reaching its first birthday, Shopkick has reached the 2 million user milestone. The company emphasizes these are active users, in response to recent industry outcry (and comments…

Shopkick: Now With More Local

Soon after launching v2.0 of its mobile app, Shopkick got a little more local today by extending its mobile in-store rewards program to 1,000 SMBs in 10 U.S. cities. Known…

Shopkick Continues to Kick Apps With v2.0

We've written a bunch about Shopkick and its strategy to monetize location-based services and check-ins -- an area where there's still lots of question marks. Its biggest claim to fame…

Shopkick: Coming to an Android Near You

Fresh off its¬†partnership with Target, and just in time for the holiday shopping season, Shopkick has announced it's available in the Android Marketplace. The free app will contain all of…

Shopkick Extends Retail Reach With Target Deal

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a briefing with Shopkick's product director Evan Tana. The upcoming ILM:10 conference speaker explained the strategy to build a shopping utility around check-ins and…