If you are an American Express cardholder you may be aware of your multiple opportunities to earn rewards points that can be cashed out for a wide range of discounts and purchases. In a recent partnership with McDonald’s, AMEX is now allowing cardholders to use their rewards points to pay for their purchases at the fast food giant.
AMEX cardholders can either swipe their card through the inside card reader to cash in their rewards for payment, or pay through their AMEX mobile app. On top of this mobile option, it is expected that McDonald’s will also accept Apple Pay once it goes live.
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The moment of truth in mobile payments is here for Apple.
On Monday, Apple’s effort to transform mobile payments took shape as the company officially rolled out the availability of Apple Pay.
As a result, customers can begin making payments with the touch of a finger.
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With quick mobile and online payment options now readily available and accessible across the vast Internet, carrying cash is becoming less and less necessary when purchasing just about anything today.
Now, with mobile payments becoming a huge industry in and of itself, it comes as little surprise that a company the magnitude of Facebook wants in on the action.
Recently, Stanford Computer Science major Andrew Aude took a closer look at Facebook Messenger’s code and found that Facebook is positioned to allow Facebook friends to send and receive payments between one another.
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There is still much buzz about Facebook’s new ad platform and steps are already being taken to take things to the next level.
In a recent announcement, Marin Software confirmed its new partnership with Facebook’s Atlas. The effort is geared toward boosting search engine marketing (SEM) to further optimize and improve the results of Atlas ad campaigns.
This partnership, we’re told, will not only improve overall digital marketing success rates, but it solves more than a few multi-platform marketing challenges. Marketers will now be able to merge their ad campaigns on multiple devices as well as access more in-depth keyword and de-duplicate conversion data.
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We may not all be naturals at taking selfies, like Kim Kardashian is, but that doesn’t mean our self-snapped pics can’t be worth some marketing gold for an interested company or brand.
At least, that’s the thinking of the folks at Opera Mediaworks.
“Advertisers can now integrate high-quality selfies into their mobile ad campaigns,” the ad platform recently announced.
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Capping off a full stretch of recent cloud-related news, Equinix — a global interconnection and data center company — tells MMW that it has just reached an agreement with a leading mobile app-tech and monetization company.
Equinix is now in business with Tapjoy, which will pursue a hybrid cloud deployment within Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Washington, D.C.
According to a provided statement, Tapjoy will leverage the access and multiple connectivity options that Equinix provides for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service.
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Google has gobbled up yet another company — this time, it’s Jetpac.
If you’re not familiar, Jetpac is an innovative app that culls interesting informational gems from public Instagram data.
“Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its Instagram-driven data on its iphone app, ‘Jetpac City Guides,’” Sarah Buhr of TechCrunch confirms.
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