Retail Sectors


US Bank tests iPad app for credit card applicant acquisitions

July 30, 2014

U.S. Bank is testing a new mobile application in partnership with the Minnesota Twins that leverages the camera on an iPad to speed up credit card applications for baseball game attendees.

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LiveDeal gets faster with launch of redesigned iOS application

July 30, 2014

LiveDeal has sped up its discount-serving engine to meet consumers’ growing demand for fast restaurant offers.

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IKEA creates omnichannel shopping experience from favorited items in app

July 29, 2014

IKEA is embracing omnichannel shopping with new mobile functionality that allows users of its mobile catalog application to save their favorite items as a shopping list to be used on the Web site or in-store, and also allows for the creation of shopping lists compiled from multiple publications from the home-furnishings retailer.

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Lord & Taylor unites beacons, popular apps and brands for in-store appeal

July 29, 2014

Lord & Taylor is partnering with brands such as Michael Kors and Alex and Ani to deliver content and offers to in-store shoppers via iBeacon technology on their smartphones when they are nearby different departments.

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Hilton lets guests control their own experience via mobile

July 29, 2014

In a continuation of its quest to deliver greater choice and control for guests, Hilton Worldwide has unveiled new mobile advances such as the ability to check-in and choose exact rooms from digital floor plans, make a purchase upgrade and submit special requests for room service.

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Starbucks and Apple: Mobile payments’ sleeping giants?

July 28, 2014

With Starbucks looking to bring its mobile payments platform to other retailers and the rumor mill around an Apple mobile payments solution kicking into high gear again, the mobile payments wars may just be beginning.

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Rue La La app’s card-scanning feature allows for speedy purchases

July 28, 2014

Ecommerce boutique retailer Rue La La has implemented a credit card scanner on its mobile application to further simplify the payment process for members.

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Mobile Marketing Summit New York Sept. 10: NYT, Amazon’s Zappos, Beyond the Rack, GameStop, Bloomberg, Pandora

July 28, 2014

Registration is open for the fifth annual Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 New York conference Wednesday, Sept. 10 featuring speakers from Amazon’s Zappos, Beyond the Rack, GameStop, New York Times, Bloomberg, Pandora, DigitasLBi and LivingSocial. Must-attend New York event for brands, marketers, retailers, agencies and publishers.

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Payfriendz seeks to innovate P2P payments with messaging, social features

July 28, 2014

Newcomer Payfriendz wants to innovate mobile peer-to-peer payments with a unique messaging feature, but whether social is enough to compete against the likes of PayPal is questionable.

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Visa bolsters tokenization to calm security concerns around mobile payments

July 25, 2014

With recent surveys showing that security concerns are one of the biggest holdups in mobile payments adoption, Visa is hoping a soon-to-be released tokenization service will resonate with both consumers and merchants.

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