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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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Apple is likely to release a new Mac mini and 27-inch iMac

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Primate Labs has posted benchmarks for the new 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros. The benchmarks are based on GeekBench 3 results.For the 15-inch MacBook Pro, processor speeds were increased by 200 MHz, leading to a 6% to 9% increase in performance:Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise ...
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Jul 29 2014 11:55pm CDT | Source: Mac World

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New Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Unboxing Photos, SSD Benchmark Results

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Microsoft OneNote iPhone, iPad, & Mac apps updated with new features

Jul 29 2014 6:06pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Microsoft updated its OneNote apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac today with a number of highly requested features including the ability to insert files, lock and unlock protected sections, PDF printouts, and much more. In addition, the update also includes the ability to organize notebooks by moving and reordering sections and pages, support for formatted text copied from other apps, and an option to create notebooks and save them to OneDrive for ...
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Plants vs. Zombies: Dark Ages Part 2 Now Available on iPad

Jul 29 2014 5:55pm CDT | Source: Pad Gadget

PopCap is on a roll with adding more and more updates to the sequel to its popular castle defense game. Drop your seeds and grow poison-spewing plants that knock the medieval zombie king right off his thrown in the Plants vs. Zombies 2’s latest content update, just released this week. Dark Ages Part 2 features 10 new medieval themed levels, filled with a variety of mushroom militia and knighted undead. In addition to the new plants added ...
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