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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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VOUCHR is a new shopping application that allows customers to collect and redeem discount shopping coupons directly through their iPhone. The Australian developed app is compatible with a variety of retail partners including Domino’s Pizza, Oxford, Cookie Man and Moochi.

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eBay has announced a name change for its former price comparison service, Shopping.com. The website has been re-dubbed the eBay Commerce Network (ECN) to reflect its new focus as an advertising network business. Should consumers care?

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Beleaguered group deal provider Groupon has come under the ire of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for sending multiple email newsletters to people without their consent. Affected customers found they were unable to completely unsubscribe from the service despite making attempts to do so.

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Coupon sites are great, aren’t they? Some tempting offers mixed in with dubiously exaggerated deals, they are the ultimate impulse buy one-stop shop. I’ve bought various offers over the years, everything from cupcakes (but not from Cudo) to rounds of golf. Maybe I've just been very lucky, but I haven’t encountered any problems when redeeming a coupon. Until now. And not just a problem. This is the first time I’ve encountered outright deceit.