Amazon Creates Pinterest-Style Collections

Amazon CollectionsAmazon gets Pinteresting

Amazon is testing a new feature called Amazon Collections, where you can add pictures of products you like, want, or recommend from Amazon’s catalog. It functions much like Pinterest, only it’s dedicated solely to Amazon products. And not all Amazon products are available to add to Collections. You can access/edit Your Collections through the Your Account page.

As an alternative, you can pin Amazon products to Pinterest. To do this, open the page of the product, and below the product image you’ll see several sharing icons: Share via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Starbucks WiFi goes Google

http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/07/31/google-to-roll-out-free-wifi-at-7000-starbucks-stores-in-the-us/

If Starbucks is your second home, or your ‘home’ office, you’ll be glad to know that all 7,000 of their company-operated stores in the US will be getting free Google-powered WiFi during the next 18 months. It’s supposed to be “up to 10 times faster” than their current AT&T free WiFi.

Facebook may sell TV-style commercials

http://bit.ly/18VhjpE

Do you have an extra $2.5 million hanging around, just itching to be spent? You could certainly donate it to Blogging Bistro, but if you’d rather spend it on Facebook advertising, rumor has it that Facebook plans to sell 15-second, TV-style commercials starting later this year. The spots will range in price from $1 – $2.5 million. It’s Promoted Posts on steroids!

Nobody in Boston wants free money!

Speaking of advertising, here’s a fascinating video in which a normal-looking young man attempts to give passers-by dollar bills. He’s holding a clipboard, which likely caused people to assume he wanted to survey them in exchange for a dollar. Nobody took him up on his offer, even though he repeatedly said, “Giving away money for free… I don’t want this; do you want it? Just handing out dollars; no reason.”

If the “free money” guy offered you a dollar, would you take it?

  • Laura, I don’t suppose they allow one to link to their affiliate account when posting items? That would be a cool way to monetize, but that may be asking too much!

  • Laura, I don’t suppose they allow one to link to their affiliate account when posting items? That would be a cool way to monetize, but that may be asking too much!

  • I didn’t check into that, but wouldn’t that be nice?!

  • I didn’t check into that, but wouldn’t that be nice?!