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Printing your Makeup?

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Yes, you read it correctly. Printing your eye shadow is now possible using Mink. Click on link below to see a video of Mink and how it has the chance to impact the cosmetics industry.

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YBUY – Sample Gadgets Before Purchase

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YBUY, backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, is a subscription service that lets you sample a product each month for $24.95. If you decide you would like to buy the gadget, the $24.95 is applied to the purchase. It’s a smart way to give customers the opportunity to sample products before they buy it. Sounds like this would be a numbers game- the more customers they have, the higher chance for purchases, the more money can be made.  Let’s see how bog box electronic retailer’s respond to this.

Read more: Inc.com

Rent your Software

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Companies are coming up woth clever ideas to make sure you stay with them. Microsoft, Quickbooks and Adobe are allowing users to rent their software monthly. Some of the perks- up to date software, cloud storage, accessing information online or through mobile applications etc. This plan pays for itself if you buy these heavy priced programs every few years.

Quickbooks: Click here

Adobe: Click here

Microsoft: Click here

c/o BusinessWeek

The Future of Retail

Perch created a brilliant display that transforms any surface into an interactive experience. By simply raising the shoe from the display table, a menu will pop up with items details, price, size avilablity etc.

You have to watch it to believe it

Recipe for Product Development

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I was watching a business class on Coursera.org and the professor summed up his entire class in one sentence:

‘You have to produce and deliver something people want at prices and under conditions that are reasonably attractive.’

No pressure 🙂