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Simon expands iBeacon program to outfit more smart malls

August 6, 2014

Mall owner and manager Simon is expanding its use of Bluetooth-enabled iBeacon technology to create 200-plus retail destinations in the United States and help bricks-and-mortar retailers evolve the shopping experience.

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Kansas City merchants leverage beacons for easier in-store customer engagement

August 4, 2014

Dozens of Kansas City retailers have joined the beacon bandwagon to deliver personalized targeted in-store communications and content to customers.

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Dollar General completes coupon rollout, personalizing shopping

August 4, 2014

Dollar General completed the rollout of a new mobile coupons program that personalizes the shopping experience for customers by allowing them to fit a multitude of offers to their individual needs.

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GameStop tackles showrooming via beacon tech

August 1, 2014

GameStop is attempting to fight back against Amazon and other online players by introducing real-time brand promotions, information, ratings and reviews to smartphone users directly in-aisle via beacons.

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Regional banks deploy mobile 2.0 solutions to gain ground

July 31, 2014

Regional and community banks are advancing their mobile capabilities with new features that are helping them catch up to – and sometimes leap past – their larger counterparts as they react to customers’ mobile lifestyles.

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Red Chapter Clothing’s POS platform allows for integrations, future support

July 25, 2014

Fashion brand Red Chapter Clothing has integrated a new source for its point-of-sale platform on iPad for a flexible, a la carte system to flow alongside the business’s growth.

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Office Depot supplies augmented reality experience to increase basket size

July 24, 2014

Office Depot is revisiting the enhanced experience granted by augmented reality with a new back-to-school promotion that integrates bricks-and-mortar stores with an omnichannel shopping experience that taps the growing, loyal fan base of rock band R5.

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Cumberland Farms lures business fleets with mobile fuel payments

July 24, 2014

Convenience-store retailer Cumberland Farms has extended a version of its mobile-payment system with added perks for businesses to use in managing costs for their vehicle fleets.

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Azek builds 3D iPad app for immersive decking shopping

July 22, 2014

Decking 
building manufacturer Azek has launched an augmented reality iPad application for an immersive 3D experience to help consumers bring their ideas to life before making a purchase.

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Pizza Hut, Staples ready rollout of mobile-friendly Visa Checkout

July 17, 2014

Pizza Hut and Staples are among the merchants preparing to accept a new payment option from Visa that promises to streamline mobile checkout by digitizing consumers’ credit cards.

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