Retrevo Introduces Twitter and SMS Based In-Store Gadget Advice for Shoppers

Automated Consumer-Electronics Shopping Advisor Gives Real-Time Recommendations and Pricing

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – December 2, 2009 – Retrevo, the consumer electronics shopping and review site, introduces RetrevoQ, an automated in-store shopping advisor designed to help gadget shoppers make smart, confident decisions about what to buy, when to buy and where to buy.

RetrevoQ is a mobile shopping advisor that sends instant product-specific advice to a shopper’s cell phone via SMS text messages or Twitter. Shoppers send a text message (SMS) or Tweet to Retrevo’s service with the make and model of the gadget they’re considering.RetrevoQ instantly sends back a response that tells them three pieces of shopping advice:
·      Real-Time Recommendation - Whether or not it’s a good product to buy
·      Fair Price - How much this product is worth relative to other selling products in its category
·      Online Price Range - The price range available on the Internet for the product
·      A link to the product’s full review on Retrevo.com

“In-store gadget shoppers often need a second opinion,” says Retrevo CEO, Vipin Jain.
“Sorting the deals from the duds across the ever-growing and ever-changing market of consumer electronics has become a task beyond the capability of humans. Retrevo’s Artificial Intelligence Engine constantly crawls the web for product information, sorts through it, and presents it on Retrevo.com so shoppers can make confident decisions. Now, that same mountain of information is condensed into easy-to-read, real-time recommendations that shoppers can access in a store.”

How-To Use Retrevo’s New Services
To use RetrevoQ, from a mobile phone send a text message to 41411 with RetrevoQ followed by the product make and model. For example, text “retrevoq Canon 500D” to 41411.

To access @retrevoq from Twitter, Tweet @retrevoq and the product make and model. For example “@retrevoq Canon 500D”. For a private, direct message exchange, follow http://twitter.com/retrevoq and then direct message the product make and model. For example, DM: “Canon 500D”. Shoppers will instantly receive a response: “Canon 500D: Strong Buy if you want high end, Fair Price: $842, Range: $689 - $899. http://bit.ly/1wSds2”

About Retrevo
Retrevo http://www.retrevo.com is one of the top three consumer electronics review and shopping sites in the world, helping people decide what to buy, when to buy, and where to buy. Retrevo uses artificial intelligence to analyze and graphically summarize more than 50 million real-time data points from across the web to give shoppers the most comprehensive, unbiased, up-to-date product information they need to make smart, confident purchasing decisions for electronics such as TVs (http://www.retrevo.com/samples/TV.html) , Digital Cameras (http://www.retrevo.com/samples/Digital-Camera.html), GPS (http://www.retrevo.com/samples/GPS.html), Laptops (http://www.retrevo.com/samples/Laptop.html), and even Monitors (http://www.retrevo.com/samples/Monitor.html). Retrevo is a Silicon Valley based company that was founded in 2006.

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