rewards program

rewards program

FiveStars raises $13.9M for turning paper punch cards into plastic
Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash
Microsoft to pay Japanese Xbox owners with Points for a million hours playtime
Marqeta raises $14M to bring 'Starbucks-type loyalty to every merchant'
Social curation site Fancy to compensate users for their influence

BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’

www.geekwire.com
BigDoor execs Keith Smith, Matt Shobe and Jeff Malek at the company's offices in the South Lake Union neighborhood There’s so much content clutter on the Web these days that it can be tough for online publishers to keep their readers or viewers engaged, coming back each day for more....
BigDoor closes $5M, touts new ‘gamified rewards program’

SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save

techcrunch.com
SimpleTuition, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on education-related expenses, is announcing this morning that is has acquired ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace that offers discounts on rentals as well as new and used textbooks. Launched in 2006, SimpleTuition...
SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save
Groupon goes after loyalty with nationwide rollout of Rewards

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

Amazon's Prime and punishment

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Is the retail giant's rewards program profitable? Probably not. Is it a vital part of the company's future? Almost certainly. FORTUNE – Launched in 2005, Amazon Prime aimed to get customers to spend more. For $79 a year, members got free two-day delivery on an unlimited number of items. Amazon...
Amazon's Prime and punishment

Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

thenextweb.com
Nuji, the firm that aims to make shopping more social, has launched a self-service platform for retailers so that they can control and manage their stores on the site more easily. The firm now has more than 30,000 retailers and 500,000 curated products on offer. Customers can browse the range...
Nuji launches self-service platform for retailers to manage their store pages

Cyberlocker Burden of Proof Should Be Reversed, Anti-Piracy Group Says

torrentfreak.com
As previously reported, the Megaupload shutdown sent shockwaves right around the world and prompted a huge rethink by many cyberlocker file-hosting services. The Megaupload indictment focused on several issues including alleged payments of cash rewards to known uploaders of infringing material. This prompted some rival services to cancel their affiliate/reward...
Cyberlocker Burden of Proof Should Be Reversed, Anti-Piracy Group Says

Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome

thenextweb.com
Making sure that you have the most secure browser on the web means that you need a whole lot of people doing continual security audits and QA. While Google surely has this experience and capability in-house, the company like to challenge outsiders to find holes in its Chrome browser, and...
Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome
GamesBeat Weekly Roundup
Dynamics launches its ePlate battery-powered credit card to create 'payment apps'

U.S. Cellular unveils first LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

www.bgr.com
U.S. Cellular on Wednesday unveiled the company’s first two 4G LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S Aviator 4G smartphone. The carrier plans to launch its 4G LTE network next month, and it will cover 25% of the company’s current subscriber base. “With 4G LTE...
U.S. Cellular unveils first LTE devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program

techcrunch.com
Mobile shopping app shopkick is announcing a partnership with MasterCard today which will allow cardholders to earn “kicks” (shopkicks’ in-app rewards) by linking their card with shopkick’s Buy & Collect program and making qualifying purchases. These kicks can later be redeemed for things like gift cards, music downloads, movie tickets, and other...
Location-Based Shopping App Shopkick Partners With MasterCard On Rewards Program

Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store [iOS Blog]

www.macrumors.com
Passbook enabled apps have begun making their way to the App Store, with major corporations like Major League Baseball, Ticketmaster, Fandango and Lufthansa offering event and flight tickets via Passbook, and Walgreens offering access to its rewards program via the service. The Next Web has details on how Passbook...
Passbook Enabled-Apps Start Arriving on App Store [iOS Blog]
Gigya helps Boyd Gaming casino firm gamify its loyalty program (exclusive)
MVNO Voyager Mobile launching with no-contract plans starting at $19

500 Startups, Seedcamp-endorsed accelerator GSF India reveals inaugural intake of 15 hot startups

thenextweb.com
It’s been an exciting past month in India where US-based 500 Startups and Europe’s SeedCamp stepped up to endorse the inaugural GSF India accelerator, a first-of-its-kind pan-national initiative arranged and managed by noted VC firm GSF Superangels. Founder Rajesh Sawhney told us that the 7-week-long accelerator program would run simultaneously in Delhi,...
500 Startups, Seedcamp-endorsed accelerator GSF India reveals inaugural intake of 15 hot startups

Marriott, Best Western, Hilton, Aria and Holiday Inn among most popular hotel brands on Facebook

www.insidefacebook.com
Marriott, Best Western and Holiday Inn are among the most popular hotel pages on Facebook. This is based on information from our PageData tracking service. # Name Total Likes  Daily Growth Weekly Growth 1 Marriott Hotels & Resorts 531,409 +4,820 +13,195 2 Best Western 507,242 +293 +1,624 3 ARIA Resort...
Marriott, Best Western, Hilton, Aria and Holiday Inn among most popular hotel brands on Facebook

Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

www.macrumors.com
Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit...
Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

Apple's six-part bond offering could be largest in history

appleinsider.com
Apple could sell as much as $20 billion in debt in its first bond offering since 1996, as the company borrows funds to fuel its $100 billion capital rewards program.    ...
Apple's six-part bond offering could be largest in history
Nest unleashes the power of its smart thermostat with data-driven services

Groupon's Restaurant Tools Get A VP Of Sales

www.fastcompany.com
Two of Groupon's recently acquired products for restaurants now have the same VP of Sales, moving the company's strategy of leveraging its salesforce to sell multiple products a step forward. Groupon wants to be more than a marketing tool. Over the past couple of years, the company has launched...
Groupon's Restaurant Tools Get A VP Of Sales

An Apple luminary’s next big thing

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Lars Albright helped build the tech giant’s innovative mobile ads. Now, he’s turned to something very different: making apps more fun. By Sierra Jiminez, reporter FORTUNE — The app gold rush continues. Gross revenues in the mobile app market hit $3.6 billion in 2011. By the end of this year,...
An Apple luminary’s next big thing

FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

thenextweb.com
FiveStars, a startup offering a loyalty card program for local businesses, kicked off its first expansion outside the US today via a new partnership with Canadian telecommunications company Rogers. The new program, which is dubbed Vicinity, will be run by Rogers and powered by FiveStars’ proprietary technology, which integrates with point-of-sale (POS)...
FiveStars takes its loyalty program out of the US, landing in Canada in partnership with Rogers

Four Reasons Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Investing $10 Million in Belly

allthingsd.com
Andreessen Horowitz has invested $10 million into Belly, a Chicago-based company that is building a loyalty network for retailers that will replace punch cards with a mobile rewards program. Since launching in August, Belly has signed up 1,400 merchants in eight markets and is adding an average of 100 more merchants each...
Four Reasons Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Investing $10 Million in Belly

Listia Just Announced a Loyalty Program for Your Unwanted Goods

www.businessinsider.com
Listia, a trading marketplace where users get in-house credits instead of cash for items sold, is now making selling your old stuff a lot more interesting with a loyalty program, Listia Rewards. Founded by Gee Chuang, the online auction-style barter site originally awarded credits based on how much stuff you...
Listia Just Announced a Loyalty Program for Your Unwanted Goods
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?