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Parking Apps are Shoppers’ New Secret Holiday Weapon

parkmeOne very annoying aspect of holiday shopping travel is the traffic – and it doesn’t get better at the destination. In an effort to win that battle for decent parking, shoppers have turned to apps like ParkMe, Parkopedia, ParkWhiz, or A Parking Spot – all designed to help drivers navigate to the best available spot, or even deterring shopping when parking is next to impossible.

In an interview with The New York Times, 23 year old shopper and student Jessi Molohon said,” I have it down to a routine. There are some spots I know of that are just easy to get in and out of that will help me save time and avoid the holiday traffic just a little.” Read more

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Follow Someone? Now You Can Get Their Style in a Box

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Quarterly Co curates packages based upon various contributors a person can choose to follow and once a quarter delivers a box of items a particular contributor likes to their subscribers. It’s like following someone on Twitter except getting to taste and smell what they like or use. Interestingly enough, you can even follow startups (like Wander) or a group of VCs like True Ventures — they even have Stanford’s Design School on board and boxes to help you get “uncluttered.”

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LinkedIn Explains How Professionals Use Social Media to Shop for Gadgets

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Professionals are turning to their networks and other experts to make decisions about their next smartphone, tablet, or other gadget on LinkedIn, according to the results of the company’s annual Consumer Technology study. Michael Weir, who leads LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions efforts in the technology sector, offered some additional insight as to how people use social media before and after they buy a new gadget.

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