No, this is not a repeat of 1998....but according to toy industry experts, one of the biggest toys this holiday season is . . . the FURBY. Yes, the same creepy, talking Furby that the media claimed kids loved back in the late '90s.
Hasbro released an updated Furby this year . . . with less-creepy eyes . . . and of course, a companion iPhone app. And even though the Furbys are absurdly priced at $54 and up, they're already sold out at Walmart and running low on Amazon.
Facebook and Apple deepened their alliance on Monday, as Facebook Gifts is starting to sell iTunes digital gift certificates. Upon purchase, Facebook users can suggest what music, video, or apps their friends should spend their $10, $15, $25, or $50 credit on. By adding one of the world’s most popular presents to its Gifts store, Facebook Gifts could boost sales and split the 30% margins with Apple. What the actual revenue split is remains a secret. We do know there’s no shipping costs for either partner to pay for, and Apple typically taxes content and app creators a 30% to be sold in iTunes. [TechCrunch]
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