CONNECT: How to get your app into the hands of millennials

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Millennials will only keep 20 apps on a phone so the challenge is creating one that makes the cut.

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CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

Three components are necessary for a successful mobile experience.

2 experts, 7 points about emerging social media for your restaurant

When should you incorporate emerging social media channels into your restaurant marketing strategy? Where do you start and what if it goes wrong?

Why restaurants should up their mobile games

Restaurants are looking for ways to harness the benefits of social media and digital technologies that benefit both customers and restaurants, which can be achieved with mobile gamification strategies.

Is mobile the key to digital ordering success?

Mobile expert discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

How to engage Millennials on social media

Understanding what makes Millennials tick will determine the direction a restaurant should take in capturing their attention on social media.

Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Jared Miller, CTO for the Atlanta Falcons, discusses how mobile can be used to create personalized experiences even when the customer isn't using their device.

NRA: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram execs share 3 social media myths

Social media myths dispelled by Facebook, Twitter and Instragram experts.

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

Lock it up: 5 ways to protect customers using mobile payments

There are plenty of cost-efficient mobile payment processors designed to fit the budget needs of small businesses, but ensuring sensitive data customers that your business is secure is just as important as the convenience factor mobile payments offer.

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NetWaiter releases new consumer site

The customer-centric site allowing visitors to view local restaurant info, find locations that deliver to them and get updates from their favorite places.

NRA announces alignment with Zip Schedules

Zip Schedules provides a stream-lined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

NRA: Restaurants serving opportunity for America’s youth

As summer winds down and students head back to school, the NRA is highlighting the restaurant industry’s role in providing job opportunities to millions of young people.

Mobile payments startup PaidEasy raises $2 million

PaidEasy gives its users the ability to open, view, split, tip and pay their bills in real time.

Survey: Restaurateurs believe technology generates increased revenue

Survey reports that restaurants are relying on technology as a way to create revenue and improve efficiency.

Groupon launches ‘Groupon To Go’

The Internet coupon service will expand into the takeout and delivery markets

TripAdvisor app integration expands customer engagement capability

The new TripAdvisor integration is the latest addition to Enplug’s app portfolio geared toward boosting customer interaction via social networks

Homebase, Square partner to help restaurants solve scheduling challenges

Homebase, which provides free software for managing their hourly employees, has partnered with Square to help restaurant owners better mange their businesses.

First Data launches 'all-in-one' payment solution for restaurants

First Data Clover Mini is designed to provide business owners an "all-in-one" solution to streamline operations, expand business and customer intelligence, improve the customer experience and facilitate payments in a secure environment.

PizzaRev launches mobile app delivery

The fast casual pizza concept recently launched the delivery of online and mobile orders through Postmates, an on-demand delivery service that will ensure PizzaRev customers a flat $4.99 delivery fee.

Webinar registration open: 'How to Deliver a Stellar Site Search Experience'

The free webinar will teach business owners how to craft a user-friendly site search experience.

Paytronix upgrades mobile-app features for restaurants

The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.

Study: Restaurant customers ready for mobile payments

Customers are more comfortable with mobile payments, a fact restaurants should embrace, according to study published today by Harbortouch, a supplier of point- of-sale systems.

3 for 1: Olo, LevelUp launch ordering, loyalty, payment solution

Olo and LevelUp have launched the restaurant industry's first fully turnkey mobile commerce solution with built-in ordering, loyalty and payment in one user experience.

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