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Croissant: Reserve Your Seat Then Charge You by Minute

iBeacon in coffee shop

Three co-founders from local deals startup Perq presented their project, which uses iBeacons installed at local businesses, like coffee shops or co-working spaces, to allow customers to reserve a spot and then be automatically charged for the exact number of minutes they worked at the venue. Business owners could also view a map ...

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Mobile Payment is Coming This Year


Mobile money providers are providing products that go beyond simple peer-to-peer payments and retail. Farmers in Zimbabwe can insure their crops against drought or excessive rainfall through EcoFarmer, an insurance service offered by Econet Zimbabwe, which lets them pay back the $10 premium for the season using EcoCash Mobile Money. ...

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Marketing Tools from Wrap that Works on Mobile Web


A company called Wrap Media, which now has $3.5 million in Series A funding from FF Angel LLC and Raine Ventures, is working on developing an alternative with what it’s calling “wraps” –   smaller stories delivered as card-based, swipe-able content that arrives by way of the mobile browser. Potential use cases include everything from being able ...

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Internet of Things Strategy Launched by IBM


The Internet of Things refers to the growing network of sensors on everything from smartphones to jet engines. Instead of an Internet of connected computers, it’s an Internet of connected devices (or things) broadcasting loads of data about the devices. The intent of the new initiative is to put IBM at ...

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