Microsoft Dropping Cookies & “Showrooming is Growing!”

Microsoft may be about to do away with cookies…sounds good, doesn’t it? Well of course there’s a catch…they are planning to replace them with a new tracking system that will follow you across desktops, Windows Mobile, and X Box.

Twitter is apparently exploring personalized breaking news notifications. That is the idea behind an account called @eventparrot, tailored to you by your apps. It will direct message you with news aimed at you…naturally, it’s also another way to sell your data.

The practice of ‘showrooming,’ where people shop for items at a store, then buy them over the web, has gone mainstream in just a year. Mobile marketing firm Vibes surveyed a thousand shoppers and found a 156% jump in the practice in the last year.

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