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November 24th, 2012

Pass the mashed potatoes, snap a photo and add a filter like everyone else

“Pass the mashed potatoes please, wait, hold that pose and smile!” That’s what millions of Instagram users across the United States were saying during Thanksgiving dinner. That’s since this year the holiday marked Instagram’s busiest day ever with 10 million Thanksgiving-related words according to this Forbes article among many others.

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November 18th, 2012

Walmart will deliver artisanal food to your house, but is it a service for you or them?

It’s funny. Walmart launches this new food delivery service Goodies, but if you visit the website you’d have no idea it’s a Walmart offshoot. Goodies is the latest food-related monthly subscription service, sending members a box of 5-8 products for $7 month.

It makes sense though that Walmart wouldn’t stick it’s big box branding all over the the homespun-feeling website. How many people do you know who turn to Walmart as a source for new artisanal or ethnic foods?

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November 14th, 2012

Amazon now sells wine, but do the little guys already do it better?

Launched yesterday, Amazon.com now sells wine. Sourced from wineries from across the U.S., inventory is currently at about 1,000 different wines available only to residents of specific states.

But, Wine.com, a seasoned online warehouse, isn’t just sitting back. Instead, the 12-year-old website launched a new “marketplace,” offering rare or hard to find labels to help compete against Amazon’s giant launch. But selling wine is about where the two marketplaces’ similarities end.

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