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Amazon Launches a Portal Dedicated to Customizing and Selling 3D-Printed Products

By Ben Woods

Amazon has introduced a new portal on its site that is designed to bring together and highlight 3D-printed products for sale on the platform.

The company said that the marketplace is home to more than “200 unique print on-demand products” – including toys, fashion accessories and home furnishings – most of which can (thanks to the nature of the manufacturing process) be customized by material, size, styles, colors. You can also personalize them with your own images or text if you like.

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Mobile Location-Based Marketing Presents A Golden Opportunity for Brands

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By Marisa Moody

This week, Asif Khan, President of the LBMA, visited the Digital Lab to demonstrate how brands and marketers are leveraging the power of location-based marketing. In particular, Asif noted how marketers’ recent obsession with data has overlooked the fact that much of that data contains location-based information.

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10 Ways to Help Transition Brands to a More Global, Mobile, Software-Driven World

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By Marisa Moody

Last week, content marketing platform, Percolate, hosted over 400 marketing professionals at their “Transition” conference to demonstrate how technology is reshaping the marketing world. The conference explored the myriad challenges that brands face as the number of Internet users doubles over the next five years — from three to six billion across the globe. Here are ten takeaways from a few of the startups and century old brands that came together to discuss transitioning to a more global, more mobile and software-driven world.

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The Strategy Corner’s Digital Trends of the Week: July 21st

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By James Mullally

A recap of this week’s digital trends, brought to you by BBDO’s Digital Strategy team. This week’s recap examines NYC’s proposed conversion of payphones to Wi-Fi hotspots, Reddit’s live thread feature and Google Maps’ cyclist routing initiative.

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At Long Last, a Universal Shopping Cart for the Web

By Issie Lapowsky
This article originally appeared on Wired

The abandoned shopping cart is an e-commerce entrepreneurs’ nightmare. More often than not, shoppers browse an online store, load up their carts, then ditch them. Some studies estimate around two-thirds of shopping carts are abandoned just before the transaction is complete. In some cases, shoppers never planned on buying in the first place. In others, steep shipping prices or a long checkout process put them off. Sometimes, they wander off to other sites and forget about the stuff they wanted just minutes before. And, I’ll confess, I’ve had dreadfully lazy moments when I’ve given up on a pair of boots just because my wallet’s in the other room.

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Johnson & Johnson Partners with Organovo to Consider 3D-Printing Living Tissue

By Signe Brewster

Janssen Research and Development, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, is looking into 3D printing living tissue for drug research, according to a document filed with the SEC Thursday. The company will partner with Organovo, an expert in bioprinting.

Organovo has 3D-printed everything from blood vessels to thyroid tissue, and has long-term plans to print entire organs. Later this year it will begin offering liver tissue to drug companies for testing the toxicity of drugs — its first commercial product.

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Yeti Is Like Tinder For Places

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By Cat Zakrzewski
This article originally appeared on TechCrunch

Sometimes searching for the perfect bar or a challenging hiking trail can be like searching for a mythological creature.

Unless you’ve already found Yeti.

The new app from the makers of At the Pool aims to help you discover new things and converse with people of similar interests nearby.

Yeti looks a lot like the Tinder dating app with the topics organized into photo cards — except that on Yeti, you run into a lot fewer Myspace-style mirror selfies. Users are presented with related topics based on their location, and just like Tinder, they can swipe left to pass on a topic or swipe right to join in a conversation.

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LittleBits’ New CloudBit Device Adds Your Dumb Gadgets and Household Appliances to the Internet of Things

By Roberto Baldwin

The magnetically connected littleBits electronics library got a new internet-connected addition. The new Internet of Things cloudBit module connects all your projects to internet-scripting service, IFTTT.

The new cloudBit module connects to your Wi-Fi network and creates a connection between any littleBit projects your smartphone, IFTTT, and nearly any Internet of Things devices you may own.

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