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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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3 days 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 ...
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4 days 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 smartwatch apps w ...
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4 days ago

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 b ...
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6 days ago

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" a ...
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6 days ago

‘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 downloade ...
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2 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 commerci ...
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2 weeks ago

Belgian teenager racks up over $46,000 in in-app purchases

Oct 3 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: MacNN

A 15-year-old from Antwerp, Belgium has managed to accumulate over 37,000 euro ($46,000) in iTunes charges on a credit card through in-app purchases, according to local publication Nieuwsblad. The teenager was reportedly playing a free-to-play iOS game called Game of War: Fire Age; several months in, his mother asked him to buy some e-books using the card. The boy then discovered he could buy virtual gold in-game using real money, greatly accelerating his progress. The title even h ...
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2 weeks ago

Apple updates iTunes 12 beta for OS X Yosemite testers

Oct 2 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: MacNN

On Thursday, Apple released an updated version of the beta for iTunes 12, intended for developers and OS X 10.10 Yosemite Public Beta testers. The update follows on the heels of Monday's Golden Master candidate for Yosemite. The iTunes update makes very minor changes to version 12, including some refinement on vertical alignment in the top bar, a handful of revised icons and other minor tweaks. The forthcoming final release will include support for Family Sharing, and an overall ...
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2 weeks ago

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of iTunes 12 to Developers for Testing

Oct 2 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has released a fourth beta of iTunes 12 to developers for testing. The build is available to users on OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0.iTunes 12 introduces an elegant new design, the ability to share purchases with your family, and improvements that make organizing your library fun and easy.The new build doesn't list an changes but if you spot anything please let us know in the comments!Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,    ...
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2 weeks ago

Apple seeds iTunes 12 beta 3 to developers ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

Oct 2 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

Apple on Thursday issued the third beta build of iTunes 12 to developers and members of its Apple Seed program, bringing minor tweaks and backend enhancements to the s ...
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