Category Archives: Mobile

Starbucks Launches Mobile Payments App

Big news this week as Starbucks coffee drinkers can now use their smartphones as a payment method at nearly 6,800 of the Seattle-based coffee shops nationwide. The app allows users to attach Starbucks giftcards to a user’s Blackberry or iPhone … Continue reading

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eBay Reports 233% Growth in Mobile Sales

This weeks sign of the times has to be the news that eBay saw their sales via mobile devices rise from $600mm to over $2b in 2010. The apps, which are available for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone … Continue reading

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Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Check-In Rewards Mobile App

CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s, has an iPhone/Android app that allows people to check-in at their local fast food locations to be rewarded with a chance to win free stuff. The interface is very clean and at … Continue reading

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Google Rounding Out Mobile Strategy With Stealth Startup

It was announced this week that Google acquired Zetawire, a Toronto-based mobile payments-focused startup, in August. This is important and revealing news for anyone trying to understand the long-term mobile strategy for the Silicon Valley search engine behemoth. It’s widely … Continue reading

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Foursquare, PepsiCo and Safeway Form LBS Loyalty Program

Safeway launched a pilot customer loyalty program this week at 300 of its Vons grocery stores in Southern California, combining location based services  from Foursquare and special offers from PepsiCo. The results of this trial will have very important implications … Continue reading

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Bi-Lo Text Message Campaign Wins Big

Last weekend Bi-Lo sent out a College Football-themed text message promotion to 6,000 shoppers in Columbia, SC, prompting them with ways to throw a great tailgate or house party before the big University of South Carolina vs. University of Alabama … Continue reading

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iPhone Organizes Customer Loyalty Cards with scanaroo App

iPhone owners with $.99 can now consolidate all of their loyalty, membership and insurance cards in one place – their smartphones. Scanaroo is available in the iTunes Store and lets users shed the majority of the plastic cards in their … Continue reading

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