Amazon Gets Appy With Daily Deals

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app.jpgADOTAS – The same day Groupon made it official it had raised $950 million in funding, a badly kept secret, Amazon introduced a daily discount app called Amazon Deals.

The iPhone app is connected to the Gold Box daily deals website and features browsing by categories as well as reminders. Users will be able to purchase through immediately through the app.

In addition, the app will feature time-constricted Lightning Deals — which sadly are not good prices on thunderbolts you can throw a la Zeus — that users will be notified about in advance.

Although the app has nothing to do with Amazon’s recent investment in Groupon rival Living Social, it’s still a pretty nifty development considering the blossoming m-commerce market — eBay reported $100 million in gross merchandise value moved across U.S. mobile devices during the holiday season, a 134% jump over the year before.

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