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Wal-Mart explores the (scan-and-checkout) future of shopping

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Wal-Mart is testing a scan-and-go technology that could potentially transform the way we shop at brick-and-mortar stores at a recently opened store outside Houston. This Austin dad who travels to Space City constantly for my teenage son’s soccer games decided to…
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Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Taylor Tompkins

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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Mastercard’s ‘Open Tab’ makes it easier to close out

Brady Porche

Paying your tab at a packed, understaffed bar can be a drag on a fun outing, but Mastercard wants to change that. The payment network in February announced a new feature in its Qkr! with Masterpass mobile payment app that…
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Masterpass Grammys campaign hits sour note with viewers

Jeff Herman

The Masterpass Grammys promotion seemed like a grand play to get people to try mobile wallets, but it fell flat with viewers when the giveaway ended early. Citing “overwhelming interest,”  the payments giant pulled the plug on the ThankTheFans campaign…
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Girl Scout Cookies: How do YOU pay for them?

Jeff Herman

Thin Mints, Caramel deLites or Trefoils – what’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? And what’s your preferred method of payment – cash, check, plastic or mobile payment? Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of cookie sales in 2017, and girls…
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