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Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends
Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

Experian Automotive's CheckMyRide.com
Love Your Car? Share That Love On The New Social Network, CheckMyRide.com

People are passionate about their cars -- if they weren't, we'd be out of a job. But some people are more enthusiastic than others, and for those folks, Experian Automotive has created a new social network, CheckMyRide.com. The site's premise is pretty straightforward: users create accounts, then...Read More»

Online shopping
Projection: By 2016, 20% Of Auto Sales Will Be Made Online

As more of our lives move to the web, it's only natural that we'll spend more time getting information there, too. And as we acquire that information -- as a growing number of consumers are doing-- more purchases will be made online, too. In fact, one research firm has estimated that within five...Read More»

2012 Infiniti M35h
Infiniti Set To Offer Consumer Ratings And Reviews On Retail Website

As automakers look for new ways to connect with customers, they are becoming more open. Infiniti is about to be the first automaker to provide consumer ratings and reviews on its retail website. This is very ground breaking, and could set a precedent among automakers. This new initiative launched...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
As Blogging Dies, Jeep Gets A Blog

The evidence is everywhere: the weblog's days are numbered. Sure, web magazines and news sites are likely to survive, but for corporations looking to connect with customers, the blog is the equivalent of the boy band: a product of the year 2000. So why would Jeep join the blogging world now? Why...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
Video Sneak Peek: Lexus CT 200h Invites You To The Darker Side Of Talk Shows

Lexus has been working the "Darker Side of Green" angle for months now, hyping the company's new hybrid the Lexus CT 200h. We've talked a good bit about the marketing campaign, its series of odd but entertaining debates, and some of its...less successful elements. Now, a little birdie -- seriously...Read More»

Screencap from CarWoo!
Looking To Buy A Car? CarWoo! Could Offer You An Edge

Buying a new car is many things, but rarely is it fun. Sure, it's nice to window shop, to zip through a few test drives, but there are also loads of important decisions to be made, questions to ask, and often, contentious arguments with a significant other. The new web service CarWoo!* can't help...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
Contest: Kia Teams With Yelp To Give You A Shot At Free Cash

In our world, Thursday is a day for optimism. The weekend's looming, the drink specials are flowing at local theme bistros, and tomorrow's Friday, which is essentially Saturday's little brother. And so, in that spirit of a future bright with hope and caffeine, we bring word of a new contest...Read More»

Splash page for Bump.com
Like That Driver In The Next Lane? Now You Can Stalk Her/Him With Bump.com

So there you are, puttering along, minding your own business, when some hottie rolls up beside you, gives a long, lingering glance, then zips down the road. Finding that gal or guy used to mean posting a "Missed Connections" ad in your local paper, which seemed sad and desperate and potentially...Read More»

NADAGuides mobile site
Attention Car Shoppers: Get Vehicle Values To Go (If You're Lucky) On NADAguides.com

In days of old, research-minded car buyers would toddle into showrooms armed with brochures and Blue Books and printouts of web pages. But for today's savvy shopper, it's all about the smartphone. There are lots mobile apps to help buyers determine the value of trade-ins and purchase models --...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche DNA microsite
Video: Porsche Undergoes DNA Test To Prove Its Babydaddy-ness

It's a fairly quiet week as far as car news goes, what with many folks trying to get in some last-minute R&R before the busy fall season kicks off. That makes it a perfect time for Porsce to launch a new marketing campaign that explores the automaker's high-performance pedigree. The campaign in...Read More»

Screencap from Volkswagen's Remix Road microsite for the Golf
Share The Road -- And Remix It -- With The Volkswagen Golf

Apps for cars are hot, hot, hot, so when Volkswagen announced the winners of its "App My Ride" contest, we were eager to check out the results. Unfortunately, our  excitement was very short-lived. The top apps aren't nearly as interesting as others we've seen -- particularly those developed for...Read More»

Kukunu
Road Trip Assistance: Kukunu Helps Plan That Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Need one more run at the beach before autumn arrives? How about a quick trip to the mountains with your rafting buddies? Or maybe a simple road trip to the nearest outlet mall. There's still plenty of time to do any and all of those things -- but how to begin planning? You could, of course, kick...Read More»

Mint.com's 'Goals' section, powered in part by KBB
Getting Ready For Your Next Car? Mint & KBB Want To Help You Save

When it comes to personal finance, there are three things we know for sure: 1. America's love affair with credit cards has not gone well. 2. By and large, Americans seem to have realized that and are now spending more wisely. 3. Thanks to the internet, there are a number of free tools to help them...Read More»

Fisker Karma
Forget Saving The Planet: The Fisker Karma Will Nab You A Date

Remember the Prius commercials with all those people dressed up like grass and rocks, moving in rhythm to create the illusion of a happy, healthy Mother Earth? Well forget 'em. In fact, forget all that tree-huggery tripe used to sell cleaner-tech rides. According to a new website for Fisker...Read More»

2010 Fiat Uno
Fiat And Formspring Reinvent The Press Conference

Over 25? Chances are good that you're blissfully unaware of Formspring.me, a relatively new service that allows curious types (aka "gluttons for punishment") to receive anonymous questions from folks around the interworld. Users signs up for free Formspring accounts, let the world know they're open...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

Screencap from www.VWWinterWunderland.com
Volkswagen's Winter Wünderland Inspires Wonder, All Right

There's an unwritten rule that every promotional website must include some kind of flash game. That sounds great in theory, but in practice, the integration of product promotion and gaming endeavor usually ends terribly. Volkswagen's latest effort continues that noble tradition -- with identical...Read More»

Cash-for-Clunkers' online buzz (from Nielsen)
Survey: Nielsen Reports Cash-For-Clunkers Online Data

Media metrics powerhouse Nielsen Research spends a great deal of time analyzing TV ratings and buying habits, but the company has also kept its eye on the federal government's Cash-for-Clunkers initiative. New data reveals some interesting insights about the program and its effect on the public. As...Read More»