At an event shrouded in secrecy, Facebook unveiled 14 new retail partners for Facebook Gifts and said that the online shopping app, available as a trial to selected users since its launch in October, is now available to all Facebook users in the U.S. and Canada. Among the new participants in the e-commerce platform are Brookstone, babyGap, L'Occitane, Lindt
, Dean & DeLuca
, Mondavi, Chandon, Fab, ProFlowers, Random House, Inc., and NARS cosmetics....
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If you buy a pair of socks from Betabrand and then lose one of those socks (within a year), the clothing company will replace the missing sock at no charge — provided you upload a funny photo to Betabrand's site and Facebook page. The campaign, or "sock insurance" as the brand calls it, is a way to interact with consumers on Facebook and a great customer service effort. In order to be eligible for sock replacement, consumers must buy a pair of Betabrand insured socks and have a Facebook account to upload the funny photo of their sock.