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Learn About Amazon Local

Amazon Local is a growing market of businesses who promote daily deals and special events for their customers. The service was designed to help local businesses grow by being able to reach out to their existing customers and new customers, alike, from an online environment. Amazon markets the business towards different channels on their site, including through their mobile app and through e-mail services.

Offers and daily deals from participating businesses are shared with interested customers based on their location and their personal preferences, helping businesses to reach customers they want. Amazon Local also presents a variety of tools to businesses to help them measure their success with the deals and special promotions that they are offering.

Research has shown that Amazon visitors spend 88% more money online than the typical Internet user. Amazon is ranked #1 in customer service and customer satisfaction. They have a dedicated support team that is a phone call or click away at all times. It's a trusted, reputable brand that people know. This means that businesses wish to participate in the Local program are in good hands!

Learn more about the service by visiting the Amazon Local site at: https://local.amazon.com

Square Will Soon be Accepting Apple Pay

The founder of Square, Jack Dorsey (also the individual who launched Twitter), said that he wants businesses to be able to accept all forms of payment, including Apple Pay. In recent weeks, industry experts have claimed that Square and Apple Pay are competitors in the mobile payment field, but Dorsey doesn't see it like that.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay beginning in 2015. Currently, Square lets users accept credit card payments via iPhones, iPads, and so on with the use of a tiny "square" device. However, the square is not currently able to accept Apple Pay. The hardware within the product will need to be altered so that it is compatible with the new payment method.

Apple Pay is currently only available in the U.S. and only at large retailers, including Macy's and McDonalds.

Square announced last Friday (11/21/14) that it would begin launching its app globally in over 100 countries.

Read more by visiting the original article here: http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/21/technology/mobile/apple-pay-square-payments/index.html

The Top Apps in the Tech World Right Now

Last week, at the GigaOm Conference, leading figures in the tech industry picked their favorite tech products and apps. Listed below are their picks.

1. SLACK

This is an app that connects people worldwide, and it functions as a mini-forum for discussion between coworkers. It can be used for group discussions about projects, product and site launches, and more. It is designed to make communication easier between colleagues who may not be in the same location at the same time.

2. SONGZA

This is a music streaming app that recommends playlists based on your mood. Users can enter a subject, mood, artist, or song and be presented with special playlists that are geared towards their search.

3. AUDIBLE

This app makes reading books and magazines far easier. Listen to celebrities and other individuals read popular novels while you drive, work out at the gym, work, and so on.

Read more by visiting the original article here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/24/tech/social-media/industry-insiders-hottest-apps/index.html

Improving Our Clients' Sites

Over the last year, Garrow Media, LLC has been making tremendous strides in converting websites into the newest form of Joomla that is available on the market. We have also been keeping ourselves updated with the latest algorithm changes being made by Google. Our clients' websites are now much faster and more responsive when being used on a smart device, including iPhones, tablets, and Android phones. We are also in the process of adding in social media posts for some of our clients to test and see if adding Google+ posts can have a positive influence on ranking.

Garrow Media Hires New Employees

In the last couple of months, Garrow Media, LLC has expanded to include three new employees: Steve Bloemer, Lewis Mendez, and Takeshi Tawarada. The employees come to us from recommendations from instructors in the area, as well as from some of them reaching out to Garrow Media to join our team to learn more about our field and how they can be of a benefit to our company and client base. They each have the ability to fully understand search engine optimization strategies and put them into practice. We are looking forward to seeing what our newest additions can provide for our team and for our clients.