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Mobile for a Good Cause: Full Society’s App Feeds You and Those in Need

Mobile for a Good Cause Full Society’s App Feeds You and Those in NeedHow many times have you been at a bar or restaurant and getting the check can take just as long as getting your meal? With Full Society’s new app, that can all change, while at the same time help those less fortunate.

Finishing up funding through an Indiegogo campaign, Full Society hopes to have this app (yet to be named) out in full mainstream distribution soon.

The personal benefit of this app is eliminating the stress of having to wait for the bill, especially if you are running late for an engagement. However, the greater public benefit to the app is that it also allows you to donate to charity organizations to help those who are hungry.

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Supercuts’ New Mobile Features Make You ‘Ready to Go’

Supercuts New Mobile Features Make You Ready to GoThe folks at Supercuts have made some new upgrades to their online presence in addition to creating a mobile app. The new features now let customers make appointments online and to check-in upon arrival. The app even allows customers to manage same day service.

Along with the check-in option, Supercuts, like some other popular hair salons, has added a hot towel treatment.

“Supercuts has introduced a new complimentary Hot Towel Refresher as a finishing touch to every haircut,” the company says. “At the end of each cut, an expert Supercuts stylist uses a hot towel infused with soothing tea-tree oil to wipe away hairs from the guest’s hairline and neck so guests feel clean and ready to go.”

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Google, Yahoo Taking Serious Steps to Mitigate Online and Mobile Ad Fraud

Google, Yahoo Taking Serious Steps to Mitigate Online and Mobile Ad FraudHow many times have you accessed an online ad only to have it take you to something completely different? Or even worse, steal your information? Well, if this has happened to you, you are not alone.

Fear not, however, Yahoo and Google are taking action to stop it. These two powerhouse companies are attempting to have all of their online ads HTTPS encrypted. In this way, you would know the ad you’re clicking on is legitimate.

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Mobile Convenience Comes Home: Get Ready to Ship Packages from Home Via App

Mobile Convenience Comes Home Get Ready to Ship Packages from Home Via AppImagine this scenario: you’re at home or work and have a package you need to mail out, but don’t have the time to leave your other chores. No need to worry – with just a couple taps and a picture from your smartphone or tablet, Shyp can do it for you.

Shyp is an app that sends a delivery person to you to pick up an item that needs to be mailed. Don’t have a box? No worries. Shyp will package the item for you and figure out what shipping method is most cost-effective. All of this for just a flat $5 fee per item.

Currently Shyp services are only available in San Francisco, New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Miami, and Los Angeles. However, they will ship across the United States and around the world. In addition, Shyp is working on a deal to allow consumers to return items to popular retailers such as Amazon, Gap, J. Crew, and Nordstrom.

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Dominos Plans to Give Mobile What Online Ordering Lacks

Dominos Plans to Fix for Mobile what Online Ordering LacksHow many times have you been at a gathering and you discover there isn’t enough food to feed everyone? Naturally, many people grab their phone and order in a few pizzas to provide for their guests. Now, imagine what happens if you go to the Dominos web page and you have difficulty ordering from their site? You can either download the app, or move on to a web page that is willing to work with you.

Dominos has noticed this trend. More people have been using the Dominos app and not their website. This switch has caused Dominos to fall lower in Google’s search rankings, and has affected their profitability.

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Marketing for Connected Vehicle Systems to Accelerate

Marketing for Connected Vehicle Systems to AccelerateIn today’s world, automakers are focusing on making cars both environmentally sound and cost efficient. To reach these goals, many new cars have been implanted with the V2X chip. This chip has become a vital part of hybrids and other electric vehicles.

In addition to its “green” reputation, the V2X chip also provides many safety features. Connected to satellites and other electronics, the V2X chip can see everything around your car in a 360 field of vision. It can detect road hazards, if car accidents in your vicinity, and even if a pedestrian is about to run out in front of you. All of this information is communicated on the dashboard where your GPS and radio are installed.

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Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the World

Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the WorldWhen aid goes to someone in need halfway around the world, how does one know if the payment truly got there? This is a concern to many not-for profit organizations providing aid worldwide. According to The Guardian, in the past public health schemes relied, “heavily on cash: to make payments for medical services, to pay health workers, to buy drugs at pharmacies. Yet it is becoming increasingly apparent that digital payments in rural, remote areas settings are quicker, easier, and safer.”

As the report notes, the chance of fraud taking place is significantly reduced merely by virtue of money being passed through fewer hands. Best of all, by cutting out all the middle-men, the cost of actually getting that money to where it is needed is simultaneously reduced.

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