Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Trevor Parsons, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, AppDynamics Blog

News Feed Item

Mine Launches 'Ownership Directory' of People and their Favorite Purchases

New App Powers Product Discovery By Browsing What Other People Have Bought

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mine today launched the first application for easily creating and browsing user profiles of purchases. The Mine app is a giant leap forward for building a global ownership directory that lets users expand their tastes by discovering new products and stores through people they know or admire. Backed by Palo Alto super-angel Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal Capital with a $600,000 seed investment, the Mine app is available immediately on the iPhone App Store and at http://getmine.com.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/AQ26492LOGO)

Despite the growing volume of public social media updates, tweets and photos related to people's purchases, and the explosion of wants, likes, and wish lists all over the web, no site or app currently focuses exclusively on what people have actually bought recently, on and off-line. This existing sharing behavior was the starting point for Mine.

To create an 'ownership directory' and make sharing purchases faster, easier and more useful for all parties, Mine features three key innovations:

  1. An automatic e-receipt importer lets new users preview their recent purchase history in a single click, by reviving receipts from Amazon, iTunes, Zappos and Etsy saved in their Gmail or Yahoo! Mail inboxes. Users are then free to select which of these purchases they would like to add to their Mine profile for others to discover;
  2. A powerful product search engine lets users add individual purchases, by simply listing them in plain English. Mine then offers up a selection of high quality catalog photos of the item from which they can choose, and asks the user where they bought the item;
  3. An intelligent link-matching technology pairs every item shared to the best link on the web where the item can be purchased.

The result: Mine profiles can be set up in seconds, feature dozens of items from the moment a new user signs up, and offer users complete control over what they want to feature and share on their profile.

And when it comes to browsing the directory and discovering new products through other people, all items feature a large, clear catalog photo, store information, and a direct link to learn more and buy the item.

This link-matching feature is a powerful feature on mobile devices, where a single tap on an app or song listed on someone's profile brings the user directly to the relevant page on Amazon, iTunes or Google Play.

"We already rely on people we know for so many of our purchasing decisions, whether it's books, music, fashion, homeware or electronics. Mine turbo-charges this behavior, so that the next time you're considering buying something, you can instantly look up what your network tends to buy in that category, the brands and specific models they prefer, and the stores where they shop," said Pierre Legrain, Mine co-founder and CEO.

"What have you bought that you love? That's a question that everyone likes to answer and Mine gives consumers the ability to broadcast it to their friends every day," said Michael Dearing, Harrison Metal founder, Mine investor and board member. "The Mine team has done something that is exceptionally hard; created an ownership directory that is technologically elegant yet dead simple to use."

Availability and resources

The Mine application is available immediately on the web and mobile web at http://getmine.com and on the iPhone App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mine./id567558757

A sample Mine profile can be found at http://getmine.com/Mike-Hudack, and Mine screenshots at Mine profile; Start Your Mine.

About Mine

Mine is an ownership directory that connects people and the items they buy to create personalized networks of product discovery. Mine is the first application focused exclusively on ownership; members create, control, update and share information on their purchases using Mine's unmatched database of products and merchants. As a member of the Mine ownership directory, users can tap into the buying choices of friends, family and people they admire to help make informed and inspired purchase decisions.

Sign up to the Mine directory via the web and mobile web at: http://getmine.com; or download the app via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mine./id567558757. You can also follow Mine on Twitter @getmine or like the Mine Facebook page.

Contact:
Merrill Freund
415-512-0770
[email protected]

 

SOURCE Mine

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts, GM of Platform at FinancialForce.com, will discuss the value of business applications on wearable ...
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives aren’t the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There’s a huge opportunity for “industrial IoT” and “Smart Cities” to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action.
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, will discuss how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the data to create additional revenue streams, such as improved warranties or premium features. Or slash...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so they don't have to be replaced and are instantly converted to become smart, connected devices.
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, imple...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and analyzed? As an area of investment, how might a retail company move towards an innovation methodolo...
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Narayan Sainaney, Co-founder and CTO of Mojio, will discuss how the business case for connected car apps is growing and, with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
SYS-CON Events announced today that IceWarp will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IceWarp, the leader of cloud and on-premise messaging, delivers secured email, chat, documents, conferencing and collaboration to today's mobile workforce, all in one unified interface
SYS-CON Events announced today that Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Micron’s broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies – including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash – is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer,...
As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azur...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on demos and comprehensive walkthroughs.
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Expo" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Akana has announced the availability of the new Akana Healthcare Solution. The API-driven solution helps healthcare organizations accelerate their transition to being secure, digitally interoperable businesses. It leverages the Health Level Seven International Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7 FHIR) standard to enable broader business use of medical data. Akana developed the Healthcare Solution in response to healthcare businesses that want to increase electronic, multi-device access to health records while reducing operating costs and complying with government regulations.