Groupon set to introduce reward scheme

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Social shopping group Groupon is poised to roll out a new product called Groupon Rewards that aims to give participating retailers a way to increase customer loyalty, according to TechCrunch. Under the scheme, a business offering a regular Groupon deal will be able to follow up with another reward that gets unlocked after the customer spends a certain amount of money. The scheme will be open to retailers this week with consumers starting to see the rewards in October.

With speculation mounting over the imminent launch of the iPhone5 on October 4, TUAW looks at the fate of two of Apple’s older products, the iPod Classic and Shuffle, warning that the models face the axe later on this year.

Sprint Nextel will launch its own 4G LTE network in early 2012, CNET reports. The US mobile telecoms company has already installed LTE equipment and has been field testing the network in several areas, according to CNET.

The Scottish government is supporting moves to set up a ‘.scot’ suffix for domain names, CBR says. Alex Neil, the Scottish infrastructure and capital investment cabinet secretary, has called on UK communications minister Ed Vaizey to back not-for-profit company Dot Scot Registry in a bid to create a ‘.scot’ internet identity.

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