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It’s all about convenience.

MacRumors is reporting that 7-Eleven announced yesterday that Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted at nearly all of its 10,000+ locations across the United States.

The company also highlighted some of the technology improvements that it has introduced recently including the 7-Eleven NOW app for placing on demand orders with Apple Pay, the 7Rewards loyalty program that allows customers to earn points for purchases, and the 7-Eleven Bot on Facebook Messenger to allow customers to get quick answers to questions.

Those all-critical questions that often arise at 2 AM, like: “Do you have any hotdogs left?”

To use Apple Pay at 7-Eleven stores, customers will need an iPhone 6, 6s, 6, 7, 8, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus, SE, or X, and/or a compatible Apple Watch model.

Written by turbotodd

September 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

Posted in 2018, apple, payments, retail

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I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday…

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Yesterday, Cisco announced plans to acquire San Jose-based startup Perspica, a company that specializes in using machine learning to analyze streams of data.

According to a story from NetworkWorld, Cisco intends to integrate the Perspica technology into its AppDynamics product, which provides network and application monitoring and analytics.

If you’re on the lookout for a better word processing and spreadsheet mousetrap in the cloud, former Googler Alex DeNeui has launched a private beta of Code, writes The Verge.

Here’s the pitch:

“It’s a document so powerful you can build apps in it.” Open it for the first time and you’ll see a blank canvas that will be familiar to anyone who has ever used Google Docs or Microsoft Word. But drop in a table, add a few rows and columns, and you’ll find a powerful engine underneath. Coda wrote its own, modern formula language design to integrate other services into your spreadsheets. Enter “GoogleDirections” into a formula, for example, and Coda will insert a Google Map with directions from an origin location to a destination.
– via The Verge

And if you’d rather pay someone Tuesday to grab a hamburger today, check out the new PayPal capability in Facebook Messenger.

TechCrunch is reporting that PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Messenger, and this new integration will also include PayPal’s first customer service bot for handling customer questions and requests for help.

No word yet on whether the Messenger bot gives change.

Written by turbotodd

October 20, 2017 at 11:12 am

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