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Saturday, August 29, 2009

iPhone app for textbook comparison shopping

An interesting new iPhone App for textbook comparison shopping has been released. The app is called Bigwords and it utilizes a process called “Multi-Item Price Optimization” to search 30 sources to determine the best deal for a student’s textbook shopping list. The sources include sites such as Amazon, CourseSmart, textbook.com, and sellbackyourbooks.com. According to a posting on the Gadgetwise blog, the company says that utilizing the app can save students over 35 percent compared to buying online without the search engine.

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