Parents who have spent the last few weeks back to school shopping for clothes and supplies can attest that shopping can be stressful. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a growing number of shoppers are avoiding the crowds and making mobile commerce part of their shopping routine.
Recognizing this trend, Verizon and Amazon will offer a suite of Amazon-owned shopping apps directly to customers on certain Verizon Wireless Android smartphones. Retail apps like those offered by Amazon are another way wireless users can customize their smartphones and bring the convenience of online shopping right to their mobile device.
Have you found great apps to use to shop directly from your mobile device? Reblog this and tell us what apps you use!
A recent survey conducted by online shopping site Ebates finds that 43% of parents THINK their kids want new clothing this time of year.
Well, according to the survey: 1,100 of the 2208 kids polled (between the ages 8 to 18) indicated that technology was their top priority heading into the new school year. In fact, 42% said they’d specifically prefer a new smartphone, a laptop or even a tablet. Of those who were wishing for tech, it was the tweens (8-12) who yearned for the new gadgets more than the teens.
What gadgets are your kids looking forward to most for the new school year?
Don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here
Check out Verizon Wireless’ Small Business Advisor, a free, interactive tool that provides quick and easy recommendations for mobile solutions. The new service is designed to help customers find small business solutions that help boost productivity, protect information and use wireless technology to grow their business.
Verizon Wireless’ Small Business Advisor is now available for free at http://smallbizadvisor.verizonwireless.com.
Don’t miss Newsday’s Tech Review that highlights the best apps for the Super Bowl! A few that made the cut: Are You Watching This?!, Shazam and Simple Soiree. Want to know what else to download before the big game? Click here for the full list.
Check Out Video Now Available from the Opening of Verizon’s Application Innovation Center !
The official opening of Verizon’s Application Innovation Center can be viewed here: www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia
The Video from the opening presentation, features executives from Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm and Chomp
Also find sound bites from:
o Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless
o David Small, chief technical officer of Verizon Wireless
o Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless
o Tami Erwin, president, west area, Verizon Wireless
o Ben Keighran, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chomp
o Larry Rau, director, Network for Verizon Wireless
o Brian Higgins, executive director of LTE Ecosystem Development for Verizon Wireless
The Verizon Application Innovation Center is a place for developers, network engineers, entrepreneurs and others to work together on innovative applications that take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ leading 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks. The San Francisco facility is connected to Verizon’s LTE Innovation Center, located in Waltham, Mass., to optimize synergies between development activities at each location. The new space includes several collaboration labs and private development labs, and it offers access to Verizon Wireless equipment; services; and Verizon Wireless experts in application development, software development, network APIs, network performance and business development.