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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
Belly Bites is free sampling for local merchants done right

The Commercial Birth of Natural Computing

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Punch card. Keyboard. Mouse. Touchscreen. Voice. Gesture. This abbreviated history of human-computer interaction follows a clear trajectory of improvement, where each mode of communication with technology is demonstrably easier to use than the last. We are now entering an era of natural computing, where our interaction with technology becomes more...
The Commercial Birth of Natural Computing

How Social Security Rescued IBM From Death by Depression

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  << Previous | Next >> In the late 1930s, the advent of Social Security – and collating machines like this one – may have saved IBM from destruction. Image: IBM<< Previous | Next >>View all Seventy five years ago this month, IBM started shipping its IBM Type 77 collators,...
How Social Security Rescued IBM From Death by Depression

Square lets merchants offer first visit deals, reward regulars with digital punch cards (video)

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The great philosopher, Huey Lewis, once mused that it was "hip to be square." And it looks like he might have been right. The nifty geometrically-named payment widget is fast gaining popularity, no doubt thanks to its simplicity and accessibility. The system's had basic loyalty functions for a while,...
Square lets merchants offer first visit deals, reward regulars with digital punch cards (video)

Google60 simulates 'Mad Men' era punch card web searches, BYOB

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If you've ever pondered what Google "web" searching would have been like in the 60s, the Google60 art project has got a pretty natty-looking response. Created by designer Norbert Landsteiner of Google BBS fame, it lets you enter your search term via punch cards of the era, then heads...
Google60 simulates 'Mad Men' era punch card web searches, BYOB
A 3D-printed punch card reader: the first step to a working printed computer

Card-Linked Offers Platform Edo Opens Up To Local Merchants

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Edo, the card-linked local offers platform which just closed its $15 million Series C round this past fall, is today introducing a new service for local merchants, which it’s calling the “edo Marketplace.” The company had previously announced its intention to go after the SMB market at the time of...
Card-Linked Offers Platform Edo Opens Up To Local Merchants

REVEALED! Square's Not-So-Secret Strategy To Win The Small-Business War (EBAY, PAY, INTU)

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Square, the mobile-payments startup that's showing electrifying growth of late, just announced new features, like punch-card-style loyalty programs, for its Square Register iPad app. And those will likely prove crucial for accelerating its growth and fending off rivals. The entry of competitors like PayPal, VeriFone, and Intuit have only...
REVEALED! Square's Not-So-Secret Strategy To Win The Small-Business War (EBAY, PAY, INTU)

Pirq Snaps Up $1.2 Million for Low-Tech Loyalty Program

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Pirq has raised $1.2 million in a second round of funding to launch a new service that’s trying to replace the punch card. Many believe the future of tracking purchases and making payments lies with near field communication technology or smartphone applications, but this Kirkland, Wash.-based company is betting on...
Pirq Snaps Up $1.2 Million for Low-Tech Loyalty Program
A punch-card pinup girl may be the world's first computer art, and the first computer porn

Why I'm mad at everyone involved with Passbook

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Ever since I made the switch to the smartphone three years (and four generations) ago, I’ve always carried around an iPhone. Granted, this doesn’t make me a special snowflake, but for all intents and purposes, I’ve been “that girl” with my phone. I don’t get every new upgrade or shell...
Why I'm mad at everyone involved with Passbook
Square launches loyalty program with digital punch cards
LocalBonus Raises $900,000 To Provide A Universal Loyalty Program For Anyone With A Credit Card

Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?

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Every time the topic of national health care comes up, the prophets of doom put on their black cloaks and start their chants of "Big Brother," "socialism" and "move to Finland," painting a picture of a bleak, Orwellian future where baritone-voiced Death Panels decide your fate on a punch...
Am I Going To Be Required To Get Government Health Care?

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

Can Groupon Rewards Transform Local Commerce?

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That's the plan, says CEO Andrew Mason. A new national loyalty program is one way it's trying. Here's how the deals company plans to go beyond discounts and to "help merchants grow."Yesterday's nationwide launch of the Groupon Rewards customer loyalty program was the latest step in the Chicago company's attempt...
Can Groupon Rewards Transform Local Commerce?
It’s time to KO the punch card

Exclusive: FiveStars Picks Up $14 Million to Challenge the Loyalty Punch Card

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FiveStars, a loyalty program for local retailers, has raised $13.9 million in a first round of funding. The Mountain View, Calif. company is trying to eliminate the need for loyalty punch cards in a very low-tech way — in other words, no fancy iPads or mobile applications. Investors in the round...
Exclusive: FiveStars Picks Up $14 Million to Challenge the Loyalty Punch Card

Exxon’s big bet on shale gas

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America’s most profitable company now produces about as much natural gas as it does oil. CEO Rex Tillerson thinks the fracking party has just begun. By Brian O’Keefe, assistant managing editor Drill pipe ready for use on a rig at Exxon’s Johnson Ranch site outside Fort Worth FORTUNE — For...
Exxon’s big bet on shale gas

Announcing APDB: The World's Fastest Database

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The Relational Database is dead. It had a long, distinguished life that started in 1970 with Dr. Edgar F. Codd, but it has since seen its day. Like the sextant, slide rule, and punch card, relational databases are becoming relics of the past as the industry moves towards better, faster,...
Announcing APDB: The World's Fastest Database
This Is How Don Draper Would Have Searched The Web

Mobile app Pirq expands beyond restaurants, adds new reward system

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Pirq is moving beyond the restaurant business, announcing today that its mobile app now includes real-time deals in categories such as retail, recreation and beauty. It also rolled out a new digital punch card service that allows consumers to compile rewards from local merchants. Like the coupon offering, users of...
Mobile app Pirq expands beyond restaurants, adds new reward system
Square gets into the loyalty game with digital punch cards

Chris Fenton follows up scale model Cray-1A with 3D-printed electromechanical computer, of course

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Fans of the homebrew electronics scene may well be familiar with the name Chris Fenton, he of the DIY laptop and a working scale model of the Cray-1A supercomputer. Now he's back with yet another ambitious project: he's set out to build a fully functional electromechanical computer using a...
Chris Fenton follows up scale model Cray-1A with 3D-printed electromechanical computer, of course
Square builds new loyalty features into its Register and Pay-with-Square apps

Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C

techcrunch.com
Edo, a card-linked local offers platform which targets customers based on their real-world spending behavior, has closed a $15 million Series C round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, and saw participation from Baird Venture Partners and other existing investors, bringing edo’s...
Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C
222 years of the U.S. Census: paper to punch cards, UNIVAC to CD-ROM … to web?
Square Ventures Beyond Payments With Debut Of Customer Loyalty Punchcard Program
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