• Openings and New Hires at Amazon, Swipely, and SweetIQ

    … Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.) John Valentine – Swipely John Valentine, recently left LevelUp to join Providence-based Swipely as the company’s new director of national sales…

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  • 5 Hyperlocal Platforms With Acquisition-Based Pricing

    … its own algorithm. Mobile users who view these ads are directed to landing pages that include incentives to engage with the business. Globus determines the cost that businesses can expect to pay to acquire each new customer based on location and demographic information. 3. LevelUp: Capture data from customers who pay with mobile. LevelUp…

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  • Apple Made Its Move into Payments — Here’s What’s Next

    … could potentially impact everything from the advertising industry to the point-of-sale market. A number of companies have already started to work with Apple to integrate the payment technology as well as develop applications for the new watch. Here’s a rundown of a few. LevelUp: The payments and loyalty company plans to ship a handful of updates…

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  • How Innovation in Payments Can Drive Local Marketing

    … In December 2011, Seth Priebatsch laid out a dire vision for the future of the payments industry. In a post in Inc., the founder of LevelUp argued that the Internet would eventually drive the cost of moving money, the interchange, to zero, hollowing out a $50 million payment processing industry in the same way that the web had broken apart…

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