Friday Tipsheet: Target: 8th Most Generous Co. | Wmart Sticks w/Gun Toters | Hurricane-proof Texting


“Walmart, so far, indicates it won’t join Target in refusing gun toters” by Max Brantley at Arkansas Times.  “For now, Walmart, which is a major weapons retailer, is standing fast. “Our policy is to comply with all state, federal and local laws as it pertains to carrying firearms,” Walmart spokesman Brian Nick told HuffPost on Thursday. “We’re not considering any changes at this time.” Read more


“Facebook tests Buy button in new e-commerce push” by Benny Evangelista.  “The button would appear within ads in Facebook News Feeds and company Pages. And when it is clicked, the Buy button would “purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook,” the company announced on its Facebook for Business blog.” Read more


“Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Calls Out Amazon for Leaking ‘Adore’ “ at Live 105.  “In effort to put Amazon in their place, Corgan will now be offering Adore for a lower price through his own website. “So all I can say is that a/ never again will I trust such promises and that b/ for now on I’ll just do right by SP peeps first and foremost.” Read more


“Target is the 8th Most Generous Company in the U.S. (Safeway #2)” by Kevin Mahoney at Twin Cities Business.  “The list was ranked by percentages rather than the raw amount of cash donated. So although Walmart gave away the most cash of any company—$312 million—that only totaled 1.3 percent of its revenue. Following Alcoa was Safeway (7.2 percent), UPS (5.6 percent), Bank of America (5.4 percent), State Farm (4.1 percent), Kroger (3.3 percent), and then just ahead of Target was MetLife (3.2 percent).” Read more Survey: 67% of U.S. Consumers Plan Home Improvements in Next Six Months at World Property Channel.  “Similar to last year, the most common budget range for home improvements is between $2,001 and $5,000. Eighteen percent of those planning to renovate before the end of the year expect to spend between $10,000 and $20,000.” Read more


Survey: 52% of Americans consider cleaning to be therapeutic “Americans are also focused on cleanliness outside of their home. When asked about additional cleaning pet peeves: Half of Americans admit to flushing the toilet with their feet. Four out of ten Americans (42 percent) use paper towel to open public doors.” Read the release


“Nike’s Secret New York Vending Machine Trades Free Swag For FuelBand Points” by Greg Kumparak at TechCrunch. “Early this morning, we started hearing whispers of a vending machine that had been plopped down somewhere in New York. But there’s a twist! Two twists, really. This vending machine only dishes out Nike gear… and it doesn’t accept cash. To get something out of the machine, you’d need to cough up some points from a Nike FuelBand.” Read more


“RadioShack Opens Fifth Remodeled Store in New Orleans”  “The newly remodeled store is located at 717 Canal Street and marks RadioShack’s continued effort to revitalize area stores. RadioShack is proud to maintain its presence in the New Orleans community for more than 46 years since its first location opened in 1968.” Read the release


“Brooklyn startup has made texting hurricane-proof” by Ben Fischer at New York Bus. Journal.  “They got to work after Hurricane Sandy wiped out infrastructure in 10 states in 2012…Thursday, they’re launching a pre-order campaign to sell pairs of the device for $149, with the goal of raising $50,000 to fund further production. The regular retail price will be $299.” Read more



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