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Google Wallet releases version 2.0

Out with the old and in with the new. Google has released version 2.0 of their Google Wallet service which allows a prepaid credit card of your choice to be stored in a completely secure environment.  The prepaid card simply [...]

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Boston’s LevelUp continues to secure major funding within the mobile payments arena

August 14, 2012 | Uncategorized

LevelUp, the Boston based mobile payment service provider and sister company to SCVNGR, has announced that they have raised an additional $9 million to up their total funding to a whopping $21 million. The latest investment comes from T-Venture, who [...]

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Apple moving in on mobile payments technology with AuthenTec purchase

August 7, 2012 | Uncategorized

The first important bit of news is that Apple’s foray into the mobile payments world will begin this fall with the release of their Passbook software. We mentioned two weeks ago  that Passbook would be delayed, however it was recently announced that it [...]

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Is ViVOtech closing its doors? CEO Mick Mullagh says no

July 31, 2012 | Uncategorized

The NFC (near field communication) software and POS systems company ViVOtech is reported to be shutting down its operations, despite securing nearly $100 million in funding over the past ten years. However CEO Mick Mullagh says otherwise: “ViVOtech’s business fundamentals are [...]

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Costco enhancing customer experience with their new mobile app

Members of Costco who are also Android and iPhone users will now have access to a free app that will greatly enhance their shopping experience. Costco has successfully tied many of their in-store services with the accessibility of the mobile [...]

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In-store mobile game launched by Aldo to increase end-consumer engagement

June 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

In an effort to further connect with consumers while they are shopping in-store, Aldo has launched an interactive gaming platform. The basic crux of the game is to allow shoppers to engage with the Aldo brand, remain in the store [...]

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Shaping the future of POS

May 31, 2012 | Payment, POS, Technology

Mirroring the introduction long ago of magnetic stripe technology to point-of-sale systems, the payments industry is now experiencing another important evolution; the dawn of mobile smart devices and our hyper-connected world by virtue of the Internet. Leading theory on the future [...]

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How speeding up your website can increase sales

May 26, 2012 | Uncategorized

Strangeloop, an interesting value-add website optimizer for high volume e-merchants, reduces web page load times in order to drive more turnover and consequently increase transactions. Located on the landing page of Strangeloop.com, visitors can toggle a slider and position it [...]

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Marketing Spotlight: SMS 8 times the response rate of e-mail

May 22, 2012 | Uncategorized

A recent report published by Cellit has home noted that retailers are seeing high success rates and ROI from targeted SMS campaigns that continue to drive new in-store traffic and mobile commerce. An expansive review of 1,180 campaigns was developed and [...]

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Plastic Jungle changes the scope of how money is perceived

May 17, 2012 | Uncategorized

U.S. Bank and Plastic Jungle Inc. have partnered to change the game on how balances of closed-loop gift cards can be used and treated as currency. This latest initiative has been launched to allow the ability for gift cardholders to [...]

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