New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart
Geege Schuman stashed this in Activism
Stashed in: Mobile!
Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen. Scan a box of Splenda sweetener, for instance, and you’ll see its parent, McNeil Nutritionals, is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson JNJ -0.22%.
Even more impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.
Well, maybe I re-predict 2013 to be the year of boycott apps....they didn't quite take off in 2012.
Can't tell what Buycott is. Nonprofit or for profit?
If for profit, how do they make money?
How do any app makers make money?
In-app purchases and advertising.