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This from ZDNet: The bottom line is Windows 8 PC and laptop sales have been slow. So, what, according to Amazon, in this winter of Windows 8 discontent has been the best selling laptop? It’s Samsung’s ARM-powered, Linux-based Chromebook. Now, I don’t have a Chromebook, so I can’t give you a review, but of the 660 reviews on Amazon over 375 are 5 stars! I know a lot of libraries  [ Read More ]

Target to Price Match with Amazon

Looks like physical retailers are going to compete with Amazon by matching prices! This from Gizmodo: What’s not ideal for Target is you walking into one of their local stores, testing all of the camcorders, and then buying your pick on Amazon because it’s almost inevitably cheaper there. To combat the problem Target is turning its holiday price-matching policy, which started in November and ended on December 16, into a  [ Read More ]

Wrapping Guide

Are you guys wrapping presents this week? Give this neat guide from Movoto Real Estate tells you what you’ll need to wrap a house … or just your presents. The New Alternative to Christmas Lights: Gift Wrap Your House By Movoto Real Estate

Shopping at Macy’s this holiday?

We totally need this in our libraries! Macy’s has rolled out a new feature to its iPhone app (I don’t see any mention of Android so I won’t be using it) that allows for in door navigation using GPS. Macy’s has added a new feature to its iPhone app that provides indoor turn-by-turn directions for its massive flagship location in New York City’s Herald Square, courtesy of Meridian, the software  [ Read More ]

Gifting Kindle Books

I’ve been a Nook user until I switched to my Nexus 7. Now I can read Nook or Kindle books. I’ve updated my Amazon wishlist for Christmas, but was wondering how my friends and/or family would be able to buy me kindle books so I did a little research. For those of you who are new to the giving and receiving of ebook gifts, this guide might be helpful. Basically  [ Read More ]

Amazon Lockers in Staples

Amazon has struck a deal with Staples where they will put lockers in Staples stores and Amazon customers can stop in and pick up their orders. It’s handy if you know you won’t be home to meet the delivery person or if you are ordering holiday presents and the person they’re for is at home. Staples have teamed up with Amazon to give the online powerhouse a little brick and  [ Read More ]

When to shop this holiday season

This infographic from shows when you’ll find the best deals on different types of products this holiday season.

IL2012: Retail & Technology Trends

Up first for me this morning is a talk about baseball and shopping! Seriously though, the speakers were from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and were talking to us about parallels between retail and libraries and what we can learn from the retail industry. Consumers have changed! People are using mobile devices while in stores today. We’re scanning barcodes and checking prices online to find the greatest deal  [ Read More ]

Information Today Inc. Book Sale

Information Today, Inc. is offering a one-time discount to all of our customers, friends, and family. From now through Monday, January 16, 2012, receive 40% off all book purchases made through the Information Today, Inc. website. The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and with more than 150 titles available on our website, there’s something for everyone. To get the discount, use the  [ Read More ]

Deals & Freebies

Yesterday I was stumbling around the web and came across a site I hadn’t heard of before called 101 Free Tech Books. They have a raffle once a month and give away print tech books (not e-books) to the winners. If you’ve bought a book on programming or computers lately you know that these books can add up in cost pretty quickly. I haven’t won anything yet, so I don’t  [ Read More ]

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