3 Things: Video Helps Plug Owners into Car Repairs


A company is giving the gift of stocks, interior designers and homemakers alike can ‘like to know’ where to buy decor in Instagram photos, and car dealerships gain more trust from car owners with the help of technology. 

Many car dealerships are now using video technologies for car owners to watch technicians work on their cars. This was added in belief that it hides the mystery behind a car tune up or an oil change. A handful of dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area use iPhones or iPads to record and send video to car owners, showing what they find and when they find it. The Star Telegram has more about how video is being used as a transparency tool.

A popular Instagram tool, called LIKEtoKNOW.it, is now launching LIKEtoKNOW.it.HOME. The Dallas-based fashion technology startup rewardStyle created the tool to help fashion bloggers monetize their posts and make shopping for things in photos simpler for their audiences. Now, that concept will be applied to interior design. Amber Venz Box told D Magazine that her company will host takeovers on the new Instagram account of home and office redesign reveals and behind the scenes DIY design tips. Read about rewardStyle’s newest product here

Stockpile, a discount broker/dealer based out of Palo Alto, California, will be offering stock gift cards to retailers nationwide in the fall. For increments of $25, $50, or $100, you and a loved one can own shares of big time companies, such as Google or Facebook. The cards don’t expire, and work as a regular stock would. The Star Telegram has more about the cards and where to find them in DFW here

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