— Cassie Slane

Cassie Slane is a technology and consumer products expert and appears as an electronics guest on QVC and Philly's Fox 29 Channel. She has been a producer and writer for major media outlets including Bloomberg News, CNBC, and CNN.

Fab Announces Hem, Customizable Home Furnishings
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Fab Announces Hem, Customizable Home Furnishings

Online retailer Fab announced that it will be launching a new brand called Hem for “private label furnishings."  Similar to the company's recent refocus on selling its own products instead of other brands, Hem will … [Read more...]

How Clutch Is Turning Loyalty Programs On Their Head
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How Clutch Is Turning Loyalty Programs On Their Head

The problem with loyalty programs is that they aren't always loyal to the right people.  The customers that spend the most money and are the most loyal to the brand aren't always the ones that get the best discounts. … [Read more...]

TicketLeap Focuses On Experiences to Fend Off Competition
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TicketLeap Focuses On Experiences to Fend Off Competition

The idea that you could get a ticket from someplace other than Ticketmaster was a novel concept ten years ago, but today there are dozens of online ticketing services to choose from including EventBrite and Brown Paper … [Read more...]

Delectable Update Allows Instant Image Recognition of Wines
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Delectable Update Allows Instant Image Recognition of Wines

Wouldn't it be great to walk into a wine store and immediately know what wines were good and which ones were a rip off?  Delectable, a wine app for iOS,  has released 4.0, allowing users to take a snapshot of a wine … [Read more...]

Automatic Updates iOS Alerting Drivers When They’re Low on Gas
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Automatic Updates iOS Alerting Drivers When They’re Low on Gas

Automatic, the smart driving assistant that gives drivers information about fuel economy and car problems, has updated its iOS app to give users even more information about their car including notifications when they're … [Read more...]

Artisan Updates Platform To Allow Campaigns, Push Notification
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Artisan Updates Platform To Allow Campaigns, Push Notification

Artisan Mobile, which has changed the app landscape by allowing non-techie product managers to publish changes within their native app without having to resubmit them to the app store or write code, has updated its … [Read more...]

UrbanSitter Adds LinkedIn Platform and Nannies
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UrbanSitter Adds LinkedIn Platform and Nannies

UrbanSitter, which recently raised $15 million in Series B funding, is expanding its reach to include nannies as it continues to grow to more than a dozen cities across the U.S.  The online service for parents and … [Read more...]

VA Hospitals Use Outdated MS-DOS Operating System
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VA Hospitals Use Outdated MS-DOS Operating System

Veterans hospitals are still using an outdated computer system to do much of their clinical care, financial functions and infrastructure.  MS-DOS, the forerunner to Microsoft Windows that was mostly abandoned in the … [Read more...]

Automatic Releases Android Version of Its Smart Driving Assistant
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Automatic Releases Android Version of Its Smart Driving Assistant

Automatic, the smart driving assistant that gives you information about fuel economy, driving safety and more, is releasing the Android 1.0 version of its app.  The new version for Android devices, which has been … [Read more...]

Voxel Lets Users Test-Drive Apps Before Downloading Them
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Voxel Lets Users Test-Drive Apps Before Downloading Them

One of the biggest and costliest challenges for developers and advertisers is trying to convince users to download a particular app.  Users, on the other hand, have the dilemma of deciding which apps they want to … [Read more...]