eBay introduces shopping app for Windows Phone 7

eBay introduces shopping app for Windows Phone 7 – eBay has introduced a mobile app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 devices.

eBay’s app for Windows Phone 7 allows users to search, bid, buy and check their buying and selling activity. The app uses Microsoft’s panoramic interface and Windows Phone 7’s push notification technology so users can recive real-time alerts on deals and best offer activity.

“eBay and Microsoft share a common goal of keeping consumers connected. When Microsoft approached us about Windows Phone 7, we welcomed the opportunity to reach more eBay users and to create a unique, engaging mobile shopping experience on Microsoft’s platform,” said Steve Yankovich, eBay’s vice president of mobile and platform business solutions.

“We built this app from the ground up to take full advantage of Microsoft’s operating system. Users can slide through all their eBay activity and receive real-time notifications on best offer and bidding activity, and items ending soonest. ( webpronews.com )

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Gap insisted the new logo was a "a more contemporary, modern expression."

Gap insisted the new logo was a “a more contemporary, modern expression.” – Gap Scraps New Logo After Just One Week – Gap (GPS) is reinstating its familiar blue box logo, just one week after unveiling a new logo to great fanfare.

The new logo showed the word “Gap” on a white background with a small blue box jutting out of it. Customers and market players reacted with almost universal contempt.


One commenter on Gap’s Facebook page said the logo looked “like a child made it.”

Gap insisted the new logo was a “a more contemporary, modern expression.”

Now, Gap is scrapping the modern and going back to the tried and tested.

“All roads were leading us back to the blue box, so we’ve made the decision not to use the new logo on gap.com any further,” Gap said in a statement.

The clothing retailer aggravated hostility to the new logo when it asked the public to suggest new designs.

The only problem was the company gave no guarantee it would pay for any suggestions it liked.

“We are clear that we did not go about this in the right way,” Gap said. “This wasn’t the right project at the right time for crowd sourcing.” ( dailyfinance.com )

Green Your Halloween Costume

Green Your Halloween Costume – Group Green Halloween Says Swapping Costumes Helps Environment, Reduces Waste

For Halloween this year, your child doesn’t have to dress up as Captain Planet to help the environment.

According to the group Green Halloween, if half the kids in the U.S. who celebrate Halloween swapped costumes, rather than buying new ones, the nation’s annual landfill waste would be reduced by 6,250 tons. That’s about the weight of 2,500 mid-size cars.

To help achieve those impressive numbers, Kiwi Magazine teamed up with Green Halloween and Swap.com to organize the First Annual National Costume Swap on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The swaps are organized at various swap meets around the country where people bring in gently worn costumes, Sarah Smith from Kiwi Magazine said on “Good Morning America” today.

If there’s no swapping site close to you, Smith said kids can go online at thredUP.com. There you can learn how to swap costumes with kids across the country for only $5 plus shipping. ( abcnews.go.com )

A 90-year-old Austrian woman had the wrong leg amputated by doctors, according to prosecutors

A 90-year-old Austrian woman had the wrong leg amputated by doctors, according to prosecutors – The operating surgeon and a second doctor, who allegedly made the mistaketrial in November. when planning the operation, have been charged with bodily injury caused by negligence. They are expected to go on


The now 91-year-old woman, who suffered from vascular disease, had gone into hospital in the Tyrolean town of Sankt Johann on June 16 to have a leg amputated.

After the procedure however, the doctors realised they had removed the wrong limb.
The Austrian hospital said human error as well as a breakdown in safety measures were to blame for the mistake, and the surgeon who handled the procedure was suspended after 25 years on the job.
The elderly woman finally had the correct limb amputated in a second operation a few days later. ( telegraph.co.uk )