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United Airlines deploys iPads for airport purchases funded by miles

November 19, 2014

United Airlines is offering consumers the option of using mileage redemption to pay for in-person purchases at Newark Liberty Airport’s Terminal C restaurants and stores.

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Walmart taps image recognition for holiday photo cards

November 18, 2014

Walmart is attracting tech-savvy consumers this holiday season by giving them an option of using image recognition technology when building their annual photo cards.

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Kahuna introduces RevIQ to combat mobile shopping cart abandonment

November 18, 2014

Marketing automation company Kahuna is introducing RevIQ to brands and marketers looking to implement a solution that combats mobile shopping cart abandonment by determining the right type of push notification to send to consumers.

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Lord & Taylor expands iBeacon program to all US stores

November 17, 2014

Following a successful pilot of iBeacon technology, Hudson’s Bay Co. will be rolling out the program to 50 Lord & Taylor stores in the United States and 90 Hudson’s Bay locations in Canada by the end of the month.

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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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Walgreens’ new Android app exemplifies benefits of Lollipop for retailers

November 13, 2014

Walgreens stands out among retailers in leveraging the best features of Android’s new Lollipop software, such as interactive push notifications.

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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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US brands overcoming challenges to start rolling out beacons

November 7, 2014

NEW YORK – Beacon executives at the ad:tech New York conference claimed that although the United States has been slower to roll out beacon technology compared to some countries, more brands and retailers will begin introducing the technology, with nearly five million beacons expected to be deployed over the next few years.

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Amazon voice search leads the way in mcommerce despite flawed experience

November 3, 2014

While Amazon’s introduction of voice search in its iPhone application is an important example of where mcommerce may be headed, the solution falls short at providing a strong user experience with too many irrelevant results.

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Local merchants receive free beacons to boost Perka loyalty program

October 24, 2014

Approximately 1,000 street-level merchants who have the Perka mobile loyalty solution will receive a free beacon this week, enabling customers who opt into the program to automatically check in, get credit for their purchases and earn loyalty rewards.

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