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BuyVia Survey Reveals 63% of Dads Want The Google Glass Versus a New Set of Golf Clubs

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Today BuyVia released our Father’s Day Survey results revealing that 63% of fathers would rather receive the new Google Glass for a gift versus a new set of golf clubs.   Our survey also revealed that 80% of dads would rather receive a new state-of-the-art flat screen TV to watch this year’s NBA or NHL playoffs rather than receive tickets to a championship game.

We found that above all spending time with their families on Father’s Day was most important to today’s dads as half of them said they’d like to celebrate by going on a family outing  including going out to dinner, attend a sporting event, or spend a day at the park.

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Tips For Investing in Home Efficiency

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The biggest energy drain on a household is heating and cooling, but that doesn't mean you have to wear sweaters or bathing suits around the house to save energy. There are a number of ways to invest in home efficiency by reducing energy consumption, starting with your windows. Depending on your situation and investment capability, it is possible to use sunlight to passively heat your home. Skylights can create natural lighting and save on electricity, and Energy Star windows can be placed on south-facing windows to help generate heat and light.

The Energy Star label, an international standard for energy efficient products, is one thing to keep an eye out for when investing in new items or appliances. Computers, for instance, often have the Energy Star label, indicating they are more energy efficient than required by federal standards. You can take your energy efficiency a step further by purchasing a laptop instead of a desktop computer, and keeping them turned off when not in use.

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BuyVia Helps you Find the Perfect Graduation Gifts

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Graduation season is upon us and the BuyVia team came up with our top three gifts for grads this year. Deciding what to get a high school or college graduate is a difficult decision because you want to ensure they can enjoy it now and into the future. Whether the grad you’re shopping for will be enrolling in higher education, beginning a career, or taking some time out to travel we have a few great Graduation Gift ideas that are available at affordable prices.

The Job Seeker

For the graduate who is finishing college and looking to jumpstart their career, help them get their foot in the door with a subscription to LinkedIn’s Job Seeker Premium service. Through this upgraded service their profile will be highlighted as a featured application, they’ll be able to see who is viewing their profile, and they will have access to the Job Seeker Group for support and additional advice. At just $19.95 a month, this service is a great way to help your grad quickly transition from college student to working professional.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Web Surfing, Email and Gaming Are Most Popular Uses for Tablets

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Today BuyVia released our Tablet Survey results revealing that the top three functions consumers use their tablets for are web surfing, email and games.  The three functions consumers use the least are video conferencing, taking pictures/videos and listening to music. As the tablet market continues to expand, it’s interesting to see how consumers are interacting with their devices and which devices they choose for different things.

Our survey found that the majority (65%) of survey respondents own a tablet, including the iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy Note, 23% own an e-Reader, including the basic Amazon Kindle or Nook, and 27% do not own a tablet or an e-reader. To see additional survey results, be sure to check out the official press release.

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BuyVia’s Top 4 Mother’s Day Gifts

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In honor of Mother’s Day, the BuyVia team put together our top four favorite gifts for Mom this year. Although you love and appreciate your mom all year round, why not spoil her a little more one day a year? Whether it’s the businesswoman, the mom on the go, the fashionista, or the bookworm, we have the perfect gift at an affordable price.

 

The Business Mom

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Smartphone Features [infographic]

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Smartphone Deals

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Today BuyVia released our Smartphone Survey results revealing what features consumers want in their next Smartphone. As Apple, Samsung, Blackberry and Windows continually release enhanced devices, it’s always exciting to see what brands, operating systems and feature sets top the ‘most wanted’ lists.

How will the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4 stand up to the iPhone? Does the new Blackberry 10 even stand a chance? Check out the infographic below to see the hottest features, how often people are upgrading, whether or not they plan to switch from Android to iOS or vice versa, and what people do with their old devices.

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More Than Checking Prices — How to Get the Most Out of A Store UPC Barcode Scanner

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Since last 2012, the BuyVia team has had insight into what features our users are interacting with the most.  It quickly became clear that in-store barcode scanners are very popular. These scanning capabilities have literally put the world in your hand by empowering you to quickly compare prices of products you’re searching for to guarantee that you’re truly getting the best deal.

Sometimes when you use a barcode scanner to scan a product, you may experience a scanning error.  We’ve discovered that a large number of UPC scanning errors stem from the various barcode formats available and proprietary products—some of which are specific to certain vendors.

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BuyVia Survey Reveals Consumer Wish List for Apple iWatch and Lower Cost iPhone [infographic]

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Today BuyVia released our Apple Rumors Survey results revealing what consumers want in the rumored Apple “iWatch” and lower cost iPhone. As tech experts, we’re always curious about what products and features will be in the next generation iPhone or what new product Apple will release next. More importantly, we’re always interested in what will resonate most with consumers.

Will Apple’s next products be a hit or miss? The infographic below details the top five most coveted Apple iWatch features, the top features consumers would give up/would not give up for a cheaper iPhone, the price points consumers want the cheaper iPhone to be, etc.

Are you interested in either of these products?

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New BuyVia.com Website Features

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We recently rolled out a large website update!

New Features

Coupon section - Coupons for all the latest discounts from top online stores.

Account unification with our mobile apps.  One account works on all devices.  Save searches from your iPhone/Android and see them on a Tablet or at BuyVia.com.

History is also logged and shared with your devices - If you barcode scan an item in a store, you can see it when you log in to your account on the website. You can then search for a lower price or purchase the item quickly because you are on a much larger screen.

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The BuyVia Two Cents Blog is Here!

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BuyVia App for iOS and Android

By Norman Fong, CEO and co-founder of BuyVia

Welcome to our first BuyVia Two Cents blog post! We are excited to launch our blog.  But we won’t be like just any other blog.  Consider it your very own shopping concierge and advice forum. Now you won’t only find an abundance of daily deals and coupons on our website and via the BuyVia app, but you’ll also get exclusive shopping tips and the latest and greatest shopping resources for both in store and online shopping.

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