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Will Uber, HotelTonight welcome Bitcoin after adoption by PayPal’s Braintree?

PayPal’s decision to accept Bitcoin through its Braintree payments system could lead to more widespread opportunities for the virtual currency, given Braintree’s established database of clients.  While worldwide consumer usage of Bitcoin is still lagging, PayPal may be giving it the jumpstart that it needs. As Paypal continues to be an operator for a large percentage of the world’s online ... Read More »

NFL teams with Ticketmaster to offer easy ticket-buying

The National Football League has teamed up with Ticketmaster to offer football fans a slew of digital and mobile ticket-buying features designed for easier purchasing. Both the NFL and Ticketmaster offer the extensive buying options through their applications for Android or iPhone. The companies claim this is to make the purchasing process more convenient for fans. “For heavier ticket buyers, ... Read More »

Tilly’s streamlines shopping via visual-search technology

Tilly’s is streamlining shopping while building its customer base with visual search technology that lets customers snap a photo of a desired item in the clothing and accessories maker’s catalog, and buy the item. Users open a mobile website on their smartphone, snap photos of desired items within any of Tilly’s seasonal collection catalogs, and purchase the item directly at ... Read More »

Las Vegas app makes buying of show tickets seamless for visitors

The buying of tickets for Las Vegas events ranging from Penn and Teller’s magic show to a Grand Canyon tour is being streamlined with a mobile application that lets visitors obtain tickets from any mobile device. The app, called Vegas (the app), lets users browse events based on location, category, type or price, then use an issued mobile voucher along ... Read More »

Unilever ropes in mobile pre-roll engagements via touch-enabled mini-game – Mobile Marketer

Receive the latest articles for free. Click here to get the Luxury Daily newsletters. By Staff reports Click here to sign up for Mobile Marketer for free Unilever ropes in mobile pre-roll engagements via touch-enabled mini-gameUnilever is addressing the inclination to skip pre-roll ads on mobile with a mini-game that leverages touch-screen capabilities to encourage engagement.Please click here to read ... Read More »

Net-A-Porter exec: when consumers click, they should see everything instantly – Luxury Daily

Model seen in Net-A-Porter’s mobile effort Net-A-Porter exec: when consumers click, they should see everything instantlyNEW YORK – The online purchase funnel is rife with places for consumers to abandon carts, according to an executive from Net-A-Porter at Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus Sept. 9.Click here to read the entire article on Luxury Daily Winning luxury consumers requires a human ... Read More »

Twitter’s Buy button unlikely to be a big revenue driver

Twitter’s testing of a “Buy” button gives social shopping a boost, although the move is not likely to significantly enhance revenue, given the social-media site’s strength is handling quick, fast information rather than ecommerce. Coming six weeks after Facebook announced it was testing a “Buy” button, Twitter said giving users exclusive access to offers and merchandise they can act on ... Read More »

Mobile shopping officially trumps desktop: report

Fifty-one percent of visits  to retailers’ Web sites are made via mobile devices, making the mobile channel the majority source of online shopping, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand’s recent Mobile Commerce Index report. Since consumers are more likely than ever to make a purchase via mobile devices, retailers and brands prepping for the 2014 holiday season are likely ... Read More »

Whole Foods increases grocery-shopping convenience with 1-hour delivery

Whole Foods Market is making grocery shopping more convenient by allowing customers in 15 United States cities to use a mobile application to have groceries delivered to their door within an hour in a move into the growing mobile grocery-delivery space. By ordering at or through San Francisco-based Instacart’s mobile app, Whole Foods customers select their ZIP code, add ... Read More »

Red Cross launches app for blood donors with retail rewards

The American Red Cross is launching its first mobile application for blood donations today to better communicate with its donors, with a retail rewards system that will seek to drive increased frequency. The Washington-based nonprofit organization had launched its first mobile app in 2012 focusing on first aid, and has since expanded with a suite of apps for disaster preparedness ... Read More »