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Spring's More Than 700 Fashion Brands Are Setting Up Shop On Android

Spring, the fashion shopping application that launched on iOS several months ago, is now available on Android devices as well. The service isn't focused on social sharing, instead billing itself as an e-commerce and aiming first and foremost to make it easier to shop 700+ men's and women's fashion brands. It has exclusives, sales (sometimes), an easy check-out experience, and it handles customer service for orders instead of directing you to the brands.

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Yerdle Launches On Android So You Can Give Away Your Old Stuff And Get Other Stuff For (Almost) Free

Do you have a bunch of stuff that you don't need? You could try to sell it, but it might not be worth the piddly sum you'd get. Yerdle aims to help you get something out of such items by letting you give them away. In return, you can get other things from Yerdle users for free (sort of).

To list something on Yerdle, you simply take some pictures and add a description.

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Amazon App Updated With Lollipop Support And An Android Wear Component

Now that Amazon has consolidated most of its Android offerings into a single Play Store app, the company will need to keep it updated and relatively interesting to remain relevant to users. The first major update since the redesign does just that, making sure that the Amazon app is compatible with the new Android 5.0 devices and software builds. But wait, there's more! The updated app now includes support for Android Wear.

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Amazon 5.1 Update Introduces Dedicated Voice Search, Possible Credit Card Scanning [APK Download]

Amazon's Android app has received an update to 5.1 that's all about reducing how much typing you need to do to use the app. We've spotted changes to the search UI that make it possible to perform inquiries using your voice. We've also come across strings hinting that credit card scanning is either already included or on its way.

What's New

When you hit the magnifying glass in the action bar to begin a search, the screen that appears will now contain a microphone for voice searches.

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Shazam Integrates Google Play Music Track Streaming And Purchasing Into Its Android App

Shazam, the app that makes identifying songs and TV show sound bites simple, also makes acquiring said content easy as well. Now the company has announced that it's adding Google Play Music to the app's list of supported streaming services and is integrating it directly into the experience. It's even giving Google's offering top placement.

The latest version of the Android app shows the store alongside Rdio, Beats Music, and Spotify. The option to stream is available in a drop-down arrow next to the play button.

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Twitter Begins Testing Its Own Integrated Shopping Experience, Now Lets People Purchase Products Directly From Tweets

People talk on Twitter, they crack jokes, they share pictures, and they even try to sell things. Just as users used to have to link out to images before the service started offering that service natively, users will soon be able to make purchases without having to hop out to another site. Twitter is currently testing a feature that will embed a buy button directly into tweets.

When a user decides they want to buy something, Twitter will prompt them for their shipping and payment information.

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Shopping Assistant Slice Gets Acquired By Japanese Online Retailer Rakuten

If you're a frequent online shopper, Slice is the ultimate tool you can install on your Android (and iOS) device. By crawling through your email inbox, Slice grabs all the details of your purchases, tracks shipments and your spendings, organizes everything into categories, deduces your shopper profile, and even monitors items for later rebates and recalls. The app has been available for over two years and has made enough of a splash that it just got acquired by Japanese online retailer Rakuten for an undisclosed amount.

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Report: Google Is Spending Half A Billion Dollars To Expand Shopping Express To Cities Across The Country

Some of you have probably been coveting Google Shopping Express, the service which delivers groceries and other items from local retailers directly to your door on the same day, ever since it launched. But with an extremely limited rollout in only certain areas of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, it's not exactly widespread. A report in ReCode says that Google plans to spend a huge sum of money, as much as $500 million, to give the shopping service a true nationwide rollout, covering major urban areas from coast to coast.

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Amazon Update Adds Flow Scanning Features To The Shopping App, Among Other Things

Remember Flow, Amazon's augmented reality shopping aid that kinda sorta worked? Well now you don't have to, because the functionality has been rolled into the main Amazon shopping app. Now you can scan barcodes and even full products (at least some of the time) to compare their prices to everyone's favorite online megamart. And incidentally, you don't need a second app to do it.

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The Flow features work best with a barcode, but the camera scanner will try to identify anything.

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Amazon Launches Sunday Delivery In 15 New Cities Following Successful Tests In NYC And LA

When a product on Amazon says it takes two days to arrives, Sunday typically doesn't count. Hey, that's no jab against the company, as this is standard practice in the shipping industry. But now Amazon is expanding Sunday delivery to fifteen cities, giving millions of customers the chance to see this new delivery date show up at checkout.

The lucky metropolitan areas are as follows:

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Austin, TX
  • College Station, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Waco, TX

The cities are concentrated in only a handful of states, with six of them situated in Texas alone.

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