Meet ChoozOn, a Social Network for Shopping Deals

ChoozOn, a start-up co-founded by a trio of former Yahoo executives, is launching a social network built around shopping and personalized deals that works hard to bring brands and consumers together. It will face tough odds going up against Groupon, Facebook, Google and others.

Groupon & the Local Social Commerce Frenzy

This week was dominated by the deal that didn’t happen. While the rumored $6 billion acquisition of Groupon by Google hasn’t been consummated, it seemed to spur action among local e-commerce rivals and prompted a lot of thought about the future of local social shopping.

3 Ways Technology Will Change Black Friday

Black Friday has become a holiday unto itself, where bargain hunters shake off their turkey hangovers to wake up before dawn and chase amazing deals. But as is the case with many activities these days, technology is rapidly changing the way people shop.

4 Ways Technology Will Change Black Friday

Originally intended to get shoppers out in full-force to start the holiday shopping season, Black Friday has become a holiday unto itself, where bargain hunters shake off their turkey hangovers to wake up before dawn and chase amazing deals. But as is the case with most activities, technology is rapidly changing the way people shop.

Today in Social

There’s renewed buzz about what Google’s grand social media scheme might be. Some are calling it “Google Me,” and looking for a launch soon. Om has opined that Google’s DNA lacks a social gene, and the rise of the social web could challenge its core business. Where could Google gain a competitive foothold? Google should avoid the obvious attack on the Outlook-Windows Messenger enterprise because it has to serve consumers, and social data to feed search won’t come only from within corporate walls. What else, besides communicating, does everyone do? How about shopping?