Belly Adds Apple Ties, Enhancements: A Look at Local Loyalty, Post 2011

A slew of membership-based loyalty plays such as Belly, Five Stars, SpotOn, MOGL, Spring, Perka, Thanx and others launched around 2011 to focus more on customer loyalty than new customer acquisitions. The business model: charge SMBs monthly fees; recognize customers via Point of Sales or other means; drive new purchases and loyalty. Since then –but […]

Citysearch iPad ‘Magazine’ Debuts Fling Away Coupons

Citysearch has debuted “cityseries,” a new digital “best of” magazine for the iPad that allows users in key cities to quickly find “best” bars, shopping, spas, breakfast and other top categories. The attractive online magazine, which will be promoted on other iPad sites, relies on Citysearch’s editorial staff and combines reviews with business profile information. […]

Outsell: Digital News More Cannibalistic Than Complementary

Digital media is more cannibalistic than complementary, and seriously eating into the demand for traditional news sources such as newspapers, TV and news magazines, according to the third annual survey of news users done by Outsell, Inc. The survey findings, based on almost 3,000 consumers and fully detailed in Outsell’s “News Users 2009” report, written […]

IPhone 2.0 Video Apps from AP and TypePad

Among the developers of iPhone applications is The Associated Press. Featured during the relaunch of iPhone 2.0 today, AP’s Benjamin Moss, Director of Mobile Products, said AP developed an iPhone app for its Mobile News Network in “just a few weeks.” Consumers can use the iPhone to send in news and photos. More importantly, AP’s […]