Earlier this week I scribed Why Retailers Need To Get Comfy And Cozy With Brand Ambassadors This Holiday Season which spoke directly to the need for those in the retail marketing space to engage and relate
Last year, payments processing giant First Data quietly acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed mobile payments startup Clover to help the company expand into point of sale for small businesses. Today, First
We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way. MyCheck has raised $6.1 million from investors to enable waiter-less
Not to freak everyone out, but there are six fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. For shoppers, that means a tighter timeframe in which to negotiate parking lots and mall
If you read VentureBeat regularly, you may have learned about Shopify last month, when the e-commerce company announced a $100 million funding round to bridge the gap between physical and digital retail.
The stolen credit card numbers of millions of Target shoppers took an international trip—to Russia. A peek inside the malicious software that infected Target’s POS (point-of-sale) terminals is revealing
Less than 10 seconds. That’s how long it took for me to walk out the door after eating my last bite of dinner last Thursday. The newest addition to the OpenTable app allows diners in a closed beta to their
Hey do you like Bitcoins? Yeah. I thought you might. Well you can use all those coins to buy things at stores running Revel Systems-powered point-of-sale terminals starting right now, as the company has
Guest author Josh Breinlinger is a venture capitalist at Sigma West. I am constantly fascinated by the gift card industry. It’s a case study in behavioral economics. Every year, US residents turn $110B
Tuesday has been a busy day for Silicon Valley point of sales systems. Square, the IPO-bound startup run by Jack Dorsey, announced a new national partnership with Whole Foods that is billed as its second
eCommera, a software company that helps retailers use their customer purchasing data and more to improve the retail experience, has secured $41 million in Series C funding led by Dawn Capital together
Square is announcing an acquisition today — BookFresh, an online scheduling service aimed at small business owners. We’ve described it as an OpenTable for everything but restaurants. Terms of the deal
Somewhere in the old Cincinnati-Dayton Defense Area that spans Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana sits a $1.5 million “man cave.” I made my way to the site on a warm fall morning with Google Maps and
Evolution is a nice, big idea. It connotes the glacial pace of an unmeditated act unfolding upon species, concepts, and ecosystems. It certainly doesn’t usually get branded as a feeling. But a couple ago
When Rahm Emanuel took office as Mayor of Chicago in 2011, he asked his constituents for advice. What should he change about Chicago’s notoriously opaque government? How should he balance the budget? technologies
The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google’s NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me. This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity. Normal height, slender build; her eyes
Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth... cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his
In March nearly 7,000 people traveled to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, to spend the weekend at RootsTech, a yearly technology-focused genealogy conference sponsored by FamilySearch
2003 was an important year for American culture: Baghdad fell, the Human Genome Project was completed, Britney and Madonna French-kissed at the MTV Music Video Awards. And no less significantly, at least
“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked
Ever since he was 18, when Omar Danoun started med school, they’ve called him “doctor.” Friends and family, cousins and neighbors — everyone in Rantis, the West Bank village he’s lived in his whole life.
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around
The Enlightenment sages who wrote the First Amendment into the US Constitution in 1791 created the most secure legal foundation for a real democracy in history thus far. By refusing to grant government
How internet abuse works: she displeases him and he tries to punish her. He posts doctored photos of her to the web. In one, a noose is near her head. In another, her children appear to be performing acts.