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3YZ has created the “Push Store” for Lojas Renner, Brazil’s biggest clothing manufacturer. It sends users a push message every time more

The iPad app "Track180" from the start-up of the same name connects users to sites containing news articles about relatively little known topics and t more

The beer company Budweiser is testing a beer glass in Brazil called "The Buddy Cup", which automatically makes people Facebook friends when they touch more

The South Korean retail chain E-Mart has sent remote-controlled helium balloons out into the streets and shopping centres, enabling customers to conne more

Adverts in tumblr microblogs

Users of the photo blog platform Tumblr will soon have mobile advertisements inserted into their updates, and they will largely look like normal posts. Users of smartphone apps will first see up to four spots per day, an more

Nike shoes adapt to instagram pictures

Nike has teamed up with Instagram to create an HTML5 app called "Nike PhotoiD". Users of the app can interactively configure their future Air Max shoes by selecting a photo from their own Instagram profile, whereupon "Ni more

Apps pay for themselves through location data

The Seattle-based company Placed specialises in location-based analysis and has just launched "Placed Affiliate" to enable developers to make money from their apps even without advertising. Users of participating apps ar more

Music Recognition Service Indentifies Fashion

The music identification service Shazam has been updated to include a feature called "Shazam for TV", which enables users not just to read cast biographies and trivia about TV shows, but also to access information about more

Car insurance based on driving style

  The “StreetOwl” mobile app, developed by the American company of the same name, enables drivers to match their car insurance to the way they drive and save themselves some money. First of all, the app more

Domino’s Pizza box with augmented reality

The pizza delivery service Domino's Pizza has added an augmented reality app featuring the virtual pop star Hatsune Miku to its packaging in Japan. more

Automatic connects cars to smartphones

The iPhone application Automatic connects a car's on-board diagnostics computer with a smartphone. more

Virtual shopping in a local shop

The start-up "Emmas Enkel" recently launched an augmented reality shopping pilot project in cooperation with the mobile phone company Vodafone. more

McDonald’s tables for wireless recharging

At selected branches of McDonald’s in Europe, smartphone users can now wirelessly recharge their phones while eating their meal. more

VW App measures & shares driving experience

Volkswagen has teamed up with Google and the creative agency Deutsch and launched a smartphone app called "Smileage" which measures the fun factor of every car journey. more

The mini-version of a smartphone

HTC offers an extra telephone called the "HTC Mini" which is supplied together with the "Butterfly" smartphone. more

Foursquare app for companies

The new Foursquare iPhone application "Foursquare for Business" allows shop owners and businesses to share local updates, access a list of recent visitors and their comments, and track analytics. more

Scan and play with cuddly toys on smartphone

“Scanimalz” are plush animal toys with a QR code that can be scanned to launch an adventure with the toy in a smartphone game. The app is freely available for Apple and Android devices. Games can be activated more

Pharmacy becomes part of AR game

Duane Reade now gives its customers the chance to play the augmented reality game "Ingress" in its stores. more

iPhone integration in Mercedes

The app Drive Kit Plus enables Mercedes drivers to extend their car's infotainment system with the help of an iPhone. more

McDonald’s shows Origins of Meals

McDonald's is offering its Australian customers a app called "TrackMyMacca's" that uses GPS and image recognition to provide information on the origin of the ingredients used. more

Lingerie Advert with self-deleting Video

Lingerie company Delta has exploited the automatic deleting feature for messages in Facebook's chat more

App plays Music on Twitter

"SoundTracking" is a mobile application for Android and iPhone that enables smartphone users to share their music automatically on Twitter. more

Discovering People and Places in San Francisco

The Californian online dating platform Tagged now offers a mobile application called “Sidewalk”, which allows users to capture and share interesting places and events in San Francisco. “Sidewalk” more

System sends clothes straight to fitting room

The menswear specialist Hointer from Seattle gives customers in its store the chance to order selected jeans and trousers directly to the fitting room from their smartphones. To ensure that customers have a good overview more