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BLE Beacons

Posted : Monday, July 07, 2015

BLE beacons emit a signal containing an ID code that can be picked up by a BLE-enabled device within a range of 150m, although 50m-100m is a more realistic expectation. Developers can build apps that cause events to be triggered within an instant of a device coming within the detectable range of a particular beacon. What is more

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Bitcoin

Posted : Monday, June 06, 2015

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Peer-to-peer means that no central authority issues new money or intended transactions. These tasks are managed collectively by the network. It is a cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money. Conventionally, the capitalized word "Bitcoin" refers to the technology and network, whereas lowercase "bitcoin" refers to the currency itself.

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Why Taxis Only Accept Cash and Other Weird Practices in Payments

Posted : Monday, May 08, 2015

Despite the many advances in credit-card and mobile payment technologies in the past decades, many industries cling to archaic, non-consumer friendly payment methods - case in point: Why do taxi drivers often insist on cash payments? Here's a look at why you can't always whip out your credit card or smartphone to pay a bill, or why some customs associated with credit cards

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Loyalty program

Posted : Monday, April 08, 2015

Customer loyalty is viewed as the strength of the relationship between an individual's relative attitude and repeat patronage. The relationship is seen as mediated by social norms and situational factors. It is all about attracting the right customer, getting them to buy, buy often, buy in higher quantities and bring you even more customers. People are emotional creatures, so if you treat them well, they in turn will treat you the same

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QR code

Posted : Monday, March 08, 2015

QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. A QR code uses four standardized encoding modes (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, and kanji) to efficiently store data; extensions may also be used

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