Since its launch, I have followed Amazon’s Kindle ads and campaigns. Today, you will notice that Amazon is marketing the Kindle for Valentines Day… and if you look back a year ago, you will also notice that the Kindle ads are almost exactly the same.
Couponing is a hot space and companies are finding success from different angels: Groupon for local deals, Foursquare and Facebook for check-in promotions, Shopkick for in-store ‘gaming’, etc. But the reward / redemption remains clunky and, rather than the check-in, we need innovation around the check-out.
Despite being one of the few Google TV fanboys, I thought this Amazon Video On Demand screenshot summed up the space well:
Last week I wrote about the “do’s and don’ts of gamification“… in other words, how to effectively add game mechanics to your site / service. Thanks to the success of leaders like Zynga and Foursquare, companies across different verticals are layering game mechanics to their product.
In December of 2009, I wrote about local fitness company Expresso – the maker of an interactive workout machines that I was blown away by. Here’s the next wave – which should become more commonplace and eventually will be built into all sorts of machines.
Continuing to post select Quora answers on my blog – you can view them here. Below is my answer to the Quora question “Where in the bay area should I live to be part of the startup action?” And below that is an interactive map put together by Garry Tan. It’s terrific and has notes […]