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Chromebook: A Nice Little Machine

Following our coverage of Google's Chromebook launch, I got the chance to use one of them today. As advertised, Google has set up stations at Virgin America gates in certain cities to loan them out for full flights or just…

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Cool Twitter Event: WineTwit’s ‘Virtual Tasting’

Businesses do really well online when they create “events” -- as local promotion companies ranging from Zvents to Active.com have discovered. Home Depot has classes. Those are events. Brew pubs have free samples. Those are events, too. And so are…

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Mobile Seen as ‘Better Platform’ for Used Goods

When you get beyond the limited form factor of mobile, it really turns out to be a better platform for creating, managing and bidding on used goods, says Dan Zheng, a cofounder of EggDropApp, a new mobile-based auction service. Mobile…

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AT&T Steps Up Next in Deals

We predicted in our U.S. Local Media Annual Forecast the growth in the U.S. daily deals market from $1.25 billion this year to $3.93 billion in 2015. Low barriers to entry are producing a host of Groupon and LivingSocial spinoffs.…

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Social Is the New Black

"Social is the new black," asserted Ben Silverman, CEO, Electus, to Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" in a lunchtime interview at yesterday's Social TV Summit at the Belair Country Club. The point is it goes with everything. Well, almost. Later…

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Deals 3D: Deals Everywhere

There are already many types of deals and a plethora of deal providers. And all signs point to even more growth and variety. To peer a year or two ahead, moderator Matt Booth led a discussion with four seasoned players…

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Deals 3D: Merchant Services Leverage Deals

Deals are more than a one off when combined with merchant services such as mobile payment processing and scheduling, according to panelists at BIA/Kelsey’s Deals 3D conference in San Francisco today. Daily deal merchants can get a higher rate of…

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Deals 3D: Saturday Night Specials

An afternoon session at Deals 3D focused on social media's impact on deals. The panel titled "Social Media and Deals: The Saturday Night Play" featured Cityvoter CEO Josh Walker and Signpost CEO Stuart Wall. Signpost features "deal scouts," which are…

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