Amaz(ing)on

Amazon to Launch Service Marketplace and Continue Attempt at Worldwide Dominiation

Does Prime apply to this guy? (Scgreengrab: YouTube).

If you haven’t heard, Amazon is adding a thing or five to continue expanding whilst capturing our hopeless devotion.

Two weeks after announcing the addition of 9,000 robots to their workforce, the company revealed their plan to open a marketplace for local services.

The new marketplace will enable consumers to use Amazon to find people who can help them with home repairs, haircuts, massages, babysitting and any other services, Reuters reported. Read More

Daily Daze

New Web App Conveniently Unsubscribes You From All Those Annoying Daily Deals Emails

Ms. Pische (Google+)

Daily deals were on the rise last year, and for a few heady months everyone got really excited about them. Groupon’s copy was still cute and quirky and hadn’t yet begun to tip over into cloying; 2-for-1 skydiving lessons were still a happy novelty; this reporter even interviewed for a Google Offers copywriting gig (and no, she didn’t get it).

But then came that faint gloom cloud, and suddenly the daily deal business model was being called into question. And frankly, it got really, really tiring to delete emails from Groupon, Living Social and Google Offers on a regular basis for coupons we would occasionally buy and then never use.

That’s why we’re thankful for Unsubscribe Deals, a new web application from a “recovering lawyer” named Edwin Hermawan and a West Village waitress named Lea Pische. In one easy step, the app connects to your Gmail account and automatically unsubscribes you from the deals emails you signed up for, including Groupon, Amazon Local and Daily Candy. Read More