Facebook envy? Amazon.com patents social networking system

Categories Amazon, Facebook, Information Technology, Social Media, Web Development

via http://www.techflash.com/
Is Amazon.com trying to be the new Facebook? You might think so after reading the e-commerce giant’s new patent for a “social networking system.”

The U.S. patent, granted June 15, “provides a mechanism for a user to selectively establish contact relationships or connections with other users” and “automatically notify users of personal information updates made by their respective contacts.”

The Social Future of Loyalty Rewards Programs: Topguest

Categories Information Technology, Social Media


Amid the buzz of New York’s Internet week, a new social twist on loyalty rewards programs was announced – the launch of Topguest, a new service that will allow people to use their favorite location-aware social networks for something more than tricksy points, badges, mayorships and the odd mobile voucher; reward points and air miles from loyalty rewards programs of which they are members….