loyalty programs

loyalty programs

PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service

techcrunch.com
PayPal is rolling out a number of payments pilots this week in international markets, showcasing the company’s mobile payments technologies. We’ve seen PayPal test out payments technologies before larger rollouts–the company recently did this with their in-store payments technology at Home Depot and a deal with McDonald’s. In Australia, four...
PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service

Wal-Mart Latest To Try Smartphone Solution To Long Checkout Lines

www.readwriteweb.com
Wal-Mart is testing a mobile app checkout system that will let customers scan items where-ever they find them in the store - hopefully reducing the length of checkout line at the giant retailer. The trial program is the latest in a series of mobile-based solutions designed to cure the dreaded...
Wal-Mart Latest To Try Smartphone Solution To Long Checkout Lines

Loyalty platform Belly launches a freebies rewards program called Belly Bites

gigaom.com
Digital loyalty and rewards startup Belly is experimenting with a marketing concept as old as the supermarket: the free sample. It’s recently introduced a new program called Belly Bites, which allows local businesses to offer complimentary samples of their wares – whether it’s a donut, a manicure or free admission...
Loyalty platform Belly launches a freebies rewards program called Belly Bites
VeriFone goes after Square with Sail mobile credit card reader
Boku unveils mobile payment service issued through carriers

Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty

www.fastcompany.com
If 2012 is the year of Big Data, it will likely be the year vendors and consultants start to over-promise, under-deliver, and put processes in motion that will generate insights and potential risks for years to come.This year will be the year of Big Data. The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)...
Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty
Lemon targets Passbook with mobile wallet API

With Mobile App Cardify, The Founder Of Ad.ly Takes On His Next Challenge: Improving Customer Loyalty

techcrunch.com
Earlier today, David Lee of SV Angel said that one of the hottest areas to watch in tech right now is the area of mobile commerce and companies that can “close the loop” between online and offline transactions. Today sees the launch of Cardify, a mobile app and merchant dashboard...
With Mobile App Cardify, The Founder Of Ad.ly Takes On His Next Challenge: Improving Customer Loyalty
California bill would require companies to tell you what personal data they're storing or selling
The gamification brain trust: intrinsically motivating people to change behavior (part 2)

Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees

www.readwriteweb.com
One of the basic tenets of the modern financial system is that it takes money to move money. In its most basic form, that means that when you make a transaction with your debit or credit card, the processing companies, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, are taking some...
Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees

Gamification Platform BigDoor Raises $5 Million From Foundry Group

techcrunch.com
White label gamification platform BigDoor has raised $5 million in new funding led by existing investor Foundry Group, bringing BigDoor’s total funding to $13 million. BigDoor’s gamification platform essentially allows online publishers to add game mechanics to web interactions and engagements. BigDoor helps companies build game-like mechanics and loyalty programs...
Gamification Platform BigDoor Raises $5 Million From Foundry Group

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

www.insidefacebook.com
Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding
More Talent Leaves Zynga: Curtis Lee Joins Groupon As VP, Consumer Products
Funding Daily: Sofas, security, and a dash of physics

Follow-Up: MasterCard Is Killing U.S. Credit Card Magnetic Strips, While Pushing NFC Tech

www.fastcompany.com
MasterCard has revealed it's finally pushing the EMV system (aka chip-and-PIN) across its U.S. credit card infrastructure. Developed well over 15 years ago, the technology is ubiquitous in Europe to the extent some card readers have issues with visiting American tourists' old-fashioned plastic. Its main advantage is security, as a...
Follow-Up: MasterCard Is Killing U.S. Credit Card Magnetic Strips, While Pushing NFC Tech
Five reasons you should be using SMS based marketing
500friends gets $5M to tell you who your best customers are -- online and in-store
Funding daily: Charge you electric car
Drawing The Line Between Clever And Creepy With Customer Data

Upcoming tech and media events you should know about [Discounts]

thenextweb.com
Every two weeks, The Next Web helps you keep track of interesting technology events around the globe by bringing you a list of upcoming tech conferences, meetups and get-togethers. As the end of the year approaches, we’ve already added a few of next year’s events. For most of these events...
Upcoming tech and media events you should know about [Discounts]
Facebook profiles: now cross-referenced with retail purchases!

Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform Belly Expands To San Francisco

techcrunch.com
Belly, the Chicago-based loyalty platform, is announcing its expansion to San Francisco today. For background, the startup allows customers to check-in to a location using a physical loyalty card or mobile app which they scan via a consumer-facing iPad installed at point-of-sale. Customers can then collect points that can later...
Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform Belly Expands To San Francisco

Discover will start accepting PayPal payments in 7 million stores next year

www.theverge.com
A new partnership between PayPal and Discover is another step towards merging online and offline payments. PayPal has announced that in 2013, Discover will work with it to let merchants who take Discover cards accept PayPal as well. According to AllThingsD, buyers will be able to use PayPal charge...
Discover will start accepting PayPal payments in 7 million stores next year
Bob on Twitter, Bo on Facebook, and BJ on Pinterest are all one guy. CrowdTwist helps you sell to him

Retailers plan mobile payments app

www.washingtonpost.com
The mobile payments space is getting more crowded. Major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Target, have created a new mobile payment company called Merchant Customer Exchange. The service will provide coupons, rebates and loyalty programs on smartphones, the Associated Press reported. Read full article >>...
Retailers plan mobile payments app

It's Time For eBay To Make A Bid For Groupon (EBAY, GRPN)

www.businessinsider.com
eBay has had a fantastic run lately, as CEO John Donahoe has pulled off the unlikely feat of turning around an Internet giant. Its stock is up about 50 percent this year. Groupon, meanwhile, has seen its stock crater by two-thirds. So here's a modest proposal: Having turned around eBay,...
It's Time For eBay To Make A Bid For Groupon (EBAY, GRPN)
Big-name U.S. retailers join forces to create mobile payment solution

Google shreds plans for physical Google Wallet credit card

9to5google.com
Earlier this week Google confirmed that its head of Google Wallet will leave later this year, and today AllThingsD reports that the company is scrapping its plans for a physical credit card that would accompany its mobile payment service. Google CEO Larry Page reportedly canned the physical card just last...
Google shreds plans for physical Google Wallet credit card
Sweden's Tictail gets Europe's small business owners set up online
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?