Budweiser’s ‘Buddy Cup’ Makes Instant Facebook Friends

by Nate Wooley | April 29, 2013 11:38 am

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD)[1]A new type of beer cup from Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD[2]) aims to make drinkers more friends.

The cups — available from the company’s Brazilian Budweiser arm — makes two people Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[3]) friends when clinked together in a toast, Cnet reports[4].

The new “Buddy Cup” uses Facebook profiles — which have to be synced beforehand to mobile phones — to connect the social media accounts. The cups contain an embedded microchip that records the profiles and shares it with Facebook via the phone.

The new twist on friend-making is called “The More Buds, The More Friends” and purports to help people continue the friendships that begin at parties and bars. By connecting people, the cup helps drinkers remember who they were with the night before.

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  2. BUD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BUD
  3. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  4. Cnet reports: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57581750-71/budweisers-intimate-dangerous-way-to-make-facebook-friends/
  5. Budweiser to Unveil ‘Bow Tie-Shaped’ Can Next Month: https://investorplace.com/2013/04/budweiser-to-unveil-bow-tie-shaped-can-next-month/
  6. Move Over Wine, Young Women Have New Preferred Drink: https://investorplace.com/2013/03/move-over-wine-young-women-have-new-preferred-drink/
  7. Harris Poll: 2013 Best Beer Brands of the Year: https://investorplace.com/2013/03/harris-poll-2013-best-beer-brands-of-the-year/

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