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To Change the World, You Have to be Relentless

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Since the beginning of time, humans have been relentless in every imaginable pursuit. Our never-give-up attitude applies equally to fending off large animals and to creating new technologies that push the boundaries of our own knowledge … and yes, even to persuading the girl or guy who has turned you down a hundred times. As …

I’m a Millennial Who’s Sick of Distracting Technology

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It might sound weird that the “pitch man” for an innovative technology company looks forward to being disconnected from technology once he leaves work, especially on vacations. But it’s true.  It’s not a new thought – like others have opined, technology is a double-edged sword.  With the good, comes the bad.   When I played …

Your Phone Is A Sensor: Imagine a Seamless Daily Transit

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Our last post under “Your Phone Is A Sensor” discussed how mobile is improving the airport experience. This time, we imagine how our mobile phones can simplify the daily transit and remove these pain points commuters face: Long waits to purchase transit cards, tickets or tokens Dealing with broken or malfunctioning machines The need to …

Evolution of the Mobile App: How the Internet of Things Will Shape Retailers’ Engagement with Customers

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The business and tech community is obsessed with accessing the real estate on our mobile devices. Why? Because whether we are consuming content or creating content, be it through direct communication or the posting of our life story on social platforms, we are highly engaged and this engagement creates a very valuable channel for brands …

Highlights from the 2015 NACAS Conference in San Antonio (#NACAS15)

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We had the pleasure of attending the 2015 NACAS Conference in San Antonio, Texas last week to showcase CampX, alongside our friends at Heartland Payment Systems. Here are some observations and images from our Director of Business Development, Ara Ehamparam. Students and campuses are looking for cool, convenient and innovative technology on school grounds in …

The Futuristic Society We Saw in Movies is Happening Now

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The notion of the futuristic society we’ve long wondered about, while watching movies like Back to the Future and Bladerunner, seems like it’s just around the corner, when in reality we’re already well into “the future.”   Walking up and down the streets in 2015 is drastically different than it was 10 years ago. Sure, …

Most Millennials Interested In Using Mobile Payment Technology

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Millennials, generally categorized as those currently between 18-34, represent about 25% of the  US population at 80 million. It’s not just sheer size that they dominate, they also represent a large cohort of consumers with a purchasing power of $200 billion annually. Given their economic influence, it’s in the best interest of brands to understand …

Campus Students Are Quick To Adopt Mobile Payments

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October 20th will mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Apple Pay. With the initial release came a lot of hype and expectations about the future of mobile payments and what the customer adoption would look like.  A year in, the results show that mobile payments adoption remains low. There are various reasons …

Convenience Doesn’t Get Better Than Hands Free Mobile Payments

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Speed and convenience are two things which customers value in North America. Given our busy, on-the-go schedules, removing time-wasting pain points go a long way in improving our shopping experiences. We’ve gone from cash, to cards, to tapping devices – but the ultimate form of managing a transaction is for customers to have to do …