Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Chrome App Wages War Against Amazon's Price Check

By Rachel Swan
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 9:20 PM

A few days ago Marcus Books launched a petition against Amazon's Price Check app, the little piece of software that turns consumers into mercenaries by allowing them to scan barcodes and gather "price intelligence" at brick-and-mortar stores. Now, Chrome has advanced the war by making a clever app of its own, also meant to curb the powers of Price Check — symbolically, at least. The new Chrome extension clicks into gear every time your browser lands on Amazon.com, reminding you to get off the computer and go to a real bookstore.

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