Target will launch its own mobile payments system this year
Target’s CartWheel application has grown to some 27 million shoppers who have used it over the past three years following its debut to save over $600 million at checkout. Now, the retailer hints it may be adding mobile payments to the app, and potentially its main Target application, as well. The company ..
Google Maps’ Foursquare-like lists feature is getting closer to launch
A feature that will allow Google Maps users to make lists of places is getting closer to public launch. A number of Google Maps users this month have uncovered a new addition to their Google Maps mobile application — a way to make lists of starred and favorite places, as well as create buckets lists ..
Quixey alums launch Sigma, a platform to bring merits and certifications online
A new company named Sigma, founded by alumni of mobile app search engine Quixey, aims to take records and certifications currently trapped in the analog world and bring them online. To do so, the company has raised $4.35 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz and other investors. The idea ..
Four reasons you shouldn’t launch your crowdfunding campaign at CES
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How a former model decided to launch an app to tackle mental illness
Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid Cudi, Cara Delevingne and others saying that they would be open to sending their children to counselling. One in five people have suffered from ..
iHeartRadio will launch two paid, on-demand music services
iHeartRadio could be getting more competitive with on-demand music services like Apple Music and Spotify next year. Launched by the radio and media company Clear Channel (which has since rebranded as iHeartMedia), iHeartRadio gives users the ability to listen to broadcast radio on their computers and phones, ..
Former Facebook engineers launch Fabric, an automated personal journal of your life
Technology has made it simple to record and archive our digital memories through posts, snapshots, videos and more, but it can sometimes be a struggle to surface our past – our memories, activities and other experiences – in an easily accessible way. A new mobile application called Fabric, built ..
Pok\u00e9mon Go crosses $200M in global revenue one month into launch
While bugs and feature complaints are still causing a decent amount of negativity among users, Pokémon Go continues its upward trajectory in terms of overall revenue. App analytics platform Sensor Tower reveals that the game now have over $200 million in net revenue from players based on their estimates. ..
The Apple Maps launch fiasco led to the iOS public beta program
In an interview with Fast Company, Apple executives looked back at the launch of the Maps app and its current state. The company has been hard at work on improving the mapping app, and it’s interesting to see the learnings from the launch fiasco. In particular, Apple Maps bugs led to today’s public ..
Square quietly sets up for a UK launch, now takes payments in pounds on Square Register
The UK is sometimes called a nation of shopkeepers, and soon mobile payments company Square may be putting that to the test in the search for new business. Square Register — the company’s point of sale app used by merchants to manage their inventory, make invoices and take payments from customers ..