Mobile payments present opportunity for brands to engage customers

Now that Apple Pay is here, marketers have to figure out what to do with it. While mobile payments will likely be a good thing, there's a lot of potential value for customers and brands beyond the transaction.

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

Networld Media launches Bitcoin, virtual currencies website

B2B communications provider Networld Media Group has launched a new website, Virtual Currency Today, that will serve as an online resource for businesses wanting to understanding how to incorporate virtual currencies such as Bitcoin into their payment systems and daily operations.

Thanx launches customer loyalty program nationwide

Thanx Inc., a loyalty solution provider, has officially launched nationwide today. The company announced direct relationships with MasterCard and Visa, as well as $5M in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital for its rollout. According to a news release, Thanx...

Service remains priority for restaurant patrons even as technology usage increases

The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...

TouchBistro, Merchant Warehouse team up for mobile payments

TouchBistro will use Merchant Warehouse's Genius Customer Engagement Platform to process payments made via the TouchBistro POS solution.

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

OpenTable adds Apple Pay integration

OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced its integration with Apple Pay. "With Apple Pay, OpenTable diners can skip the step of adding a card to their profile and simply settle their check with a single touch using...

Mahana releases tool for mobile payment benchmarking

Restaurants can benchmark their implementation, use and acceptance of emerging mobile payment technologies against the industry using Mahana's Payment Experience Evaluation Report

NCR mobile POS adds remote pay, order ahead with Apple Pay support

The NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses is now offering remote payment and order ahead capabilities that are compatible with Apple Pay. These capabilities will be offered for free to merchants until Jan. 1.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

OpenTable’s pay feature extends to DC metro area

OpenTable has announced that Pay with OpenTable is now available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants are prompted to add a credit card in the OpenTable iPhone app before they...

Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform

Sourcery, a San Francisco-based startup that helps restaurants, caterers and corporate kitchens to order and pay for food from local suppliers on a single platform, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from angel investors.

PieZoni selects LevelUp loyalty and mobile payments app

Rhode Island-based PieZoni's, a 16-location pizza brand, has announced a partnership with LevelUp to release its new loyalty app. According to a press release, the app will enable mobile payments, including a PieZoni's "Pass" card that customers can store in...

Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago

Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app.

Square Order testing proximity tagging for line-busting ordering feature

Customers can pre-order menu item, and when they are within a zone timed to food and beverage preparation, a 'proximity tag' is triggered alerting the restaurant to start prepping.

Lavu iPad POS now accepts PayPal

Customers can pay for purchases using PayPal's mobile app.

LevelUp CEO to outline mobile payments at Restaurant Innovation event

Seth Priebatsch, founder and CEO of LevelUp, will be a featured speaker at the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Innovation Summit Oct. 28-29 in Atlanta. "This year's Restaurant Innovation Summit will challenge our industry's norms and incite some creative thinking.

Starbucks, Dunkin' rank high for digital gifting experience

RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...

Former FBI executive assistant director to keynote ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming event in Washington, D.C.

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