Shopycat recommends presents for friends using data mined from their profile and what they get up to on the social network.

Walmart is developing a Facebook app called Shopycat, which it plans to roll out this holiday season. With the permission of a Facebook user and their family or friends, Shopycat uses data from activity and profiles on the social network. Based on this information it provides a list of gift suggestions, with different ideas depending on budget, and helps you find them online or in-store. Ravi Raj, vice president of product at @WalMartLabs, said:

With your permission, we create a profile of you and your friends, based on what they Like, talk about, call out in their profiles. And then we make gift recommendations, all with their permission. It takes the pressure out of gifting and makes it a fun and exciting experience.

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