Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles


Bookmark and Share   Feed

Wednesday, 2nd August 2006

Cool: Shopping Research Engine Become.com Adds "Find Nearby" Brick and Mortar Store Feature

Become.com, a very useful database that we like and use a lot for not only purchasing items but also for researching them is out today with a new feature called, "Nearby Stores" that's powered with data from Yahoo Maps and info for more than 30,000 retail locations in the U.S.

Example: To find a local merchant(s) selling a product of interest:
1) Search for a product. Let's try iPod Shuffle.
Note: Make sure to click the "Shop" search button.
2) Click Compare Prices
3) Enter Zip Code
Review Results
4) In this case, you can see that some of the merchants have brick and mortar locations in the NYC area. Click the link (let's try J&R Music World) and a Yahoo Map appears along with directory info, store hours, and a link to get driving directions. Perhaps one day, in some metro areas, they will also offer public transport directions or at least links to get that info.

Nice work by Michael, Yeogirl, and the rest of the Become.com team.

Almost forgot, Become.com now looks great on Smartphones with mobile browsers. Adding the local store data makes this feature even more valuable. Use http://www.become.com and your mobile browser should be automatically recognized and the page optimized. Btw, Yahoo is beta testing Yahoo Shopping for Mobile. Other mobile shopping services:
+ Froogle via SMS
+ Smarter.com via SMS

Views: 1077

« All ResourceBlog Articles



FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »

FeedLatest FreePint Content:

  • Click to view the article Information Support in the Product Lifecycle
    Friday, 25th July 2014

    Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a strategy which integrates people, processes and business systems into the workflow. It allows disparate communications systems access to product knowledge and to integrate the results of related research; contributing the enabling technology for information to serve as a central hub for collaborative design and development. Author Michael Smith also considers organisational barriers to collaboration, and how these can affect the timeliness and relevance of design decisions and their effect on deliverables and cost models.

  • Click to view the article Changing Compliance Culture in the Financial Sector
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In a speech at the annual Thomson Reuters Compliance & Risk Summit Tracey McDermott of the UK Financial Conduct Authority spoke about the change in focus of the regulator towards corporate culture and the enforcement of personal liability by management. The shift from rules-based regulation to the harder to measure compliance culture may require information managers to review the compliance information in their organisation and who receives it.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Reg-Track (Sources - Content & Coverage)
    Thursday, 24th July 2014

    In the second part of his review, Chris Porter looks at content coverage in Reg-Track, a regulatory tracking service aimed at compliance professionals focused on the financial services industry. With a focus on the largest financial markets, such as those within North America, the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Reg-Track is also expanding its coverage to additional regulators.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »

A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.

FreePint Testimonials

"FreePint is timely and responsive to topical issues. The service offers a really good catch-all for news and pointers on sources that you would ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »




Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »


All Archives »