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Facebook Gifts Now Offers iTunes Gift Card Sending

Nov 27 2012, 1:00am CST | by

Apple iTunes gets even more virality

Facebook has just struck a new partnership with Apple to allow users to send digital iTunes gift cards to their myriad social networking friends.Apple's iTunes platform has been added as a new...

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Facebook Gifts Now Offers iTunes Gift Card Sending

Nov 27 2012, 1:00am CST | by

Apple iTunes gets even more virality

Facebook has just struck a new partnership with Apple to allow users to send digital iTunes gift cards to their myriad social networking friends.

Apple's iTunes platform has been added as a new choice for Facebook's emerging "Facebook Gifts" platform. The social service allows users to send digital presents to their family and friends, all without ever leaving the comfort of the Facebook interface.

The new addition of iTunes means it is now possible to send over a code for anywhere betwen $10 and $50 to friends, redeemable on the iTunes Store.

Other vendors that are available on Facebook Gifts are Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Rdio. The platform also recently gained new retail partners including Brookstone, Random House, Dean & Deluca, and BabyGab.

Among the various online commerce platform, "social commerce" is the one area that has actually seen a decline over last year. Online shopping is on the rise, mobile shopping is reaching record levels, but financial transactions initiated through social networks is actually on the decline.

So Apple's addition to Facebook Gifts probably won't generate any sort of hugely significant increase to either company's bottom line, but nevertheless, Apple will look like it is more connected to the average Internet user than every before.

The inclusion of iTunes to Facebook Gifts is effective immediately.

Via PC Mag

 
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iTunes sales down 13% this year as Apple plans to rebuild, rebrand Beats Music subscription service

Oct 24 2014 11:57am CDT | Source: Apple Insider

Sales from Apple's iTunes Store have fallen significantly thus far in 2014, helping to push forward the company's alleged plans to revamp the recently acquired Beats Music ...
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iTunes 12 introduces new look, less intuitive interface

Oct 24 2014 5:49am CDT | Source: Mac World

It’s been two years since the last major update to iTunes, with changes I called “the most radical alterations to the program’s interface since its inception.” I could use those same words to describe iTunes 12, which features yet another interface overhaul. But the other shock is that iTunes 12 is light on new features, just a Recently Added section in some views, and a new Get Info window, along with some minor changes to device syncing. It almost begs the question: Without ...
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TestFlight prepares for takeoff, now lets developers send 1000 public beta invites

Oct 23 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Apple announced today that its TestFlight Beta testing service now allows developers to invite public beta testers. Developers can invite up to 1,000 testers (in addition to the internal testing features that were previously available) through an email invitation sent from iTunes Connect. You can now invite up to 1,000 testers to beta test your iOS apps by simply sending them an email invitation through iTunes Connect. O ...
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4 days ago

Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Oct 21 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: TUAW

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while ...
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1 week ago

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Oct 17 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: OS X Daily

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever pat ...
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1 week ago

Apple releasing smartwatch SDK WatchKit next month

Oct 16 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Apple is going to help developers create apps for the Apple Watch before its release early next year, by making available a software development kit for the device. WatchKit, being made available to download in November, will allow developers to work on and test their smartwat ...
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Apple’s iTunes Store offers tons of rock albums on sale

Oct 16 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “If, like me, you’re a rock fan, or if you just like to listen to a little bit of everything, you’ll sure want to have a look at this sale going on in iTunes right now on some major rock albums, all having been discounted to only $7.99,” Sébastien Page reports for iDownloadBlog ...
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U2 frontman Bono apologizes for auto downloads of 'Songs of Innocence'

Oct 14 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: MacNN

While many users were happy to get a free album from iTunes, the recent promotion of U2's Songs of Innocence LP done through Apple -- where every iTunes user had a copy added to their past purchases list -- rubbed some listeners the wrong way. Bono, the lead singer for the group, has issued an apology for what he characterized as an overzealous move that resulted from a combination of "a drop of megalomania" and "deep fear" t ...
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‘Oops, sorry about that:’ Bono responds to ‘Songs of Innocence’ iTunes deal

Oct 14 2014 6:35pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

iTunes customers who didn’t watch Apple’s iPhone keynote last month were a bit surprised last month to discover that they suddenly owned a copy of U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence,” even though they’d never bought it. The band had partnered with Apple to add the album to every single iTunes account for free in what they called the largest album debut ever. iTunes users were less than thrilled at the arrangement, noting that the album was being automatically downloaded ...
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3 weeks ago

Apple brings iAd to nine more European countries, bringing total to 25

Oct 4 2014 9:05am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Apple has announced that iAd is now available in nine additional countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. This means iAd is now available in a total of twenty-five countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia. Apple says that it continues to support iAd to help developers make more money. It’s not a stretch to say that the initiative has not met expectations and now primarily serves commercials for iTun ...
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