Groupon Moving Mobile

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Groupon Moving Mobile

Groupon has already changed the way many people shop, eat and buy stuff, now they are trying to do it again. Likely this latest move is in response to the abundance of competition popping up from everywhere, most notably from Microsoft which recently launched Bing Deals. Bing Deals is like an online coupon aggregator. It will search the web for the best daily deals being offered by any coupon service, which definitely gives it a leg up on the services which handle only their own daily deal.

The new Groupon Now mobile app will make finding coupons much easier. Users will be presented with two options: “I’m hungry” or “I’m bored.”

Pick one, click it and a list of location-based daily deals will be presented to you. Coupons will still look the same way, but will be more than one-time only deals. Businesses who use Groupon will be able to set a deal, say a $20 meal for just $10, then set the time they want the coupon offer to run. This is fantastic news for businesses hoping to make the most of immediate offers. The service is very adaptable to their needs. If the local Mexican restaurant has a special tonight because they ordered too many taco shells, they can send that out immediately on Groupon Now.

Mashable.com says that Groupon is the fastest growing company in history. This is due in no small part to the fact their service is just what the savvy buying public wants. It seems everyone is online looking for a good deal. Groupon was the first to start giving it to them. LivingSocial is their biggest competitor so far. It already has a mobile app with a similar on-demand slant than the forthcoming Groupon Now.

Microsoft’s Bing Deals is also mobile, so it will likely drive at least some of the traffic the two major players will be receiving.

The idea of Groupon Now hardly seems ground breaking. Giving people what they want when they are looking for it has always been good business. In today’s digital world, with on demand technology and portable devices in every pocket, handbag and backpack, it would seem like an easy enough thing to do. Groupon is getting redding for its IPOn which they say is valued at $25 billion. No doubt Groupon Now will make them even more valuable.

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5 Guidelines for Using Reverse Cell Phone Lookups

5 Guidelines for Using Reverse Cell Phone Lookups

A great service for finding the owner of a cell phone number that calls you is a reverse phone directory. A phone number search allows you to enter a number into a website form and the owner’s name and address are automatically retrieved from a vast database of landline and cell phone numbers. Here are five tips for when using a service like the Phone Detective.

1. Find the Best Number Directory

Finding the best available online number database is the #1 way to get the results you are looking for. Searching on an incomplete directory is a waste of time and possibly money. Finding a good service can take time but searching engines like Google and Bing are a great place to start.

2. Keep Trying Services

If the first site you find doesn’t provide the information you were hoping to find, don’t give up. The databases maintained by each online service can be quite different so finding the information you need, can be as easy as finding the best directory available. Search for ‘Reverse Cell Phone’ and ‘Reverse Phone Directory’ to start locating services.

3. Enter the Complete Phone Number

Not entering the area code is going to make locating the owner quite a task for the service. Enter the information as needed so the phone detective service can locate the name and address as quickly as possible for you. Most phone directories services allow you to enter all 10 digits in a simple to find location so there shouldn’t be too much confusion.

4. Compare the Results

Verifying the results from one service with the results from another service could be helpful. If you are mailing out information and placing a complaint with a government organization, providing the right information is critical. PhoneDetective.com is one of the best available online but double-checking their results will provide peace of mind.

5. Use All the Data Retrieved

Finally, utilized both the name and the address and record them somewhere safe and convenient for future reference. The name is the most important piece of information but the address can be helpful too. Reverse cell phone services often provide many different types of information such as past addresses and people residing at the same residence as the owner. This information will come in handy when comparing results and determining the accuracy of the information.

Conclusion

Knowing the five important guidelines of using a reverse cell phone lookup service will save you time and help in determining what the best service for you is. Saving the information and determining the correctness is key to moving on to the next step, utilizing the information.

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