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Atlanta’s Midtown merchants enlist beacons for mobile loyalty program

November 20, 2014

A handful of merchants located in Atlanta’s Midtown district are participating in a new beacon-based mobile rewards and payments program to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s young, tech-savvy residents.

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Domino’s serves up easy order-tracking with wearables integration

November 17, 2014

Domino’s is allowing customers to easily track orders from the time they are taken to the point of delivery by integrating its Domino’s Tracker application with the Pebble smartwatch.

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Restaurants embrace wait-list apps for added convenience

November 17, 2014

Mobile applications such as The List are lending convenience to customers met with long wait times at restaurants with updates via text message when their table is ready.

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WeDeliver serves up easy payment with mobile commerce app

November 13, 2014

WeDeliver, an online delivery service based in Chicago, is aiming to streamline the payment process with the launch of its mobile commerce application WeDeliver Locally ahead of the busy holiday season.

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New Seasons Market leverages iBeacons for customized in-store checkout

November 12, 2014

Natural foods grocer New Seasons Market is updating and customizing its in-store checkout experience, a strategy that will include the rollout of iBeacons next year.

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Budweiser, Discover tie context to commerce

November 6, 2014

NEW YORK – Budweiser and Discover executives at the ad:tech New York conference discussed how their brands reach consumers at the point of sale using contextual experiences, which may include digital interactivity and social conversations.

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Burger King bets on PayPal, digital cards for mobile payments, offers

November 5, 2014

In a bet that near-field communications mobile payments may still not be ready for prime time, Burger King has opted to power its application with PayPal’s cloud-based, PIN-driven solution.

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Domino’s crowdsourced menu app creates 100,000 new pizzas

November 4, 2014

Australia’s Domino’s Pizza Enterprise has seen thousands of sign-ups for its crowdsourcing application enabling local consumers to design their own pizzas, advertise them on social media sites and receive a part of the sales.

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How Starbucks is leveraging mobile to drive holiday foot traffic

November 3, 2014

As holiday shopping continues to evolve away from malls and bricks-and-mortar retail locations to mobile-enabled online shopping, Starbucks is fighting back with a new holiday strategy that includes a big emphasis on gift cards and the opportunity to win Starbucks for life.

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One-third interested in paying for restaurant meals via mobile: report

November 3, 2014

More than one-third of consumers are more likely to access technology-related functions in restaurants than they were two years ago, according to new research from the National Restaurant Association.

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