Seattle Startup Delivers Low-Income Families Discounted Local Produce

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The Seattle startup Pacific Coast Harvest , which connects local farms and home delivery, is now offering a discount program to assist low-income families, GeekWire reported Sunday (Sept. Delivery delivery ecommerce farms low income News Pacific Coast Harvest Seattle Startup What's Hot

Seattle Seahawks Chalk Up An Authentication Win With Biometrics

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Deep Dive: Keeping Online Gaming Age-Appropriate. This is especially true as online games grow in popularity, and as real-world currencies are used to make in-game purchases. Seattle Seahawks Score a Biometrics Win.

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Amazon Delivers Housing to Seattle’s Homeless

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Amazon, the nation’s largest online retailer, is taking home delivery to the next level : instead of just delivering goods to customers’ homes, the company will now be providing actual homes for the homeless at its new six-story headquarters in downtown Seattle. Seattle non-profit Mary’s Place was already using space in Amazon’s existing headquarters, a converted Travelodge motel, purchased last year.

Seattle Utility Customers Privy To Confidential Data

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But that’s what happened to customers of Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities on Sunday (Sept. The City of Seattle was busy trying to fix a glitch that sent links to over 3,000 people in error. The mailings marked the launch of Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities’ new billing system. And the system was back online Monday evening. Security & Fraud News Seattle Utilities What's Trending

Snapbot Sends Seattle Residents Into A Frenzy

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Seattle locals dropped everything once word started to spread online that the yellow vending “Snapbot” was spotted at Dick’s Drive-In restaurant. GeekWire interviewed some of the of Seattle residents waiting in line, like Ian Atianza, who came down from the Capitol Hill neighborhood and was one of the first people in line. It didn’t take long before a massive line formed, with people waiting an hour or more to get a pair of the much-coveted Spectacles.

AT&T Plans Concept Store In Seattle With Cafe

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To provide a new shopping experience for wireless products, AT&T is opening a new 3,000-square-foot concept store in Seattle. AT&T recently launched a new product, the LTE-M button, which allows users to place orders online in one click. The store, which is scheduled to open on Saturday (Sept. 29), is intended to be “part retail store, part coffeehouse and part hangout space,” the company said in an announcement.

Is Amazon Building A Drive-Up Grocery Store In Seattle?

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Amazon appears to be behind the construction of a new drive-up grocery store being built in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, at least, according to an online report citing city permitting records. Now, GeekWire is reporting that a post-issuance submittal for the project on file with the city of Seattle contains this project description: “storage racks insulation plans on main floor for Amazon.”.

Online Retail Pumps New Fuel Into Warehouse Growth

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Online retail has had a tremendous impact on logistics, further evidence of which emerged on Monday (June 3). and other retailers to fulfill orders from online shoppers.” based online supermarket operation.

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Alex Carriles, Head of Online and Mobile Banking at BBVA Compass, to Speak at Bank Innovation Ignite

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Alex Carriles, Head of Online Banking, BBVA Compass will speak at Bank Innovation Ignite in Seattle in March 2019 on the Natural Language Banking panel. Daily Post 2 Exclusive Innovations Mobile Online Open Fintech BBVA Compass natural language processing

Walmart Lets Customers Pick Up Online Orders Via Vending Machines

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The Tower holds, retrieves and dispenses online orders by scanning a barcode displayed on the customer’s smartphone screen. The Pickup Tower basically works like a huge, high-tech vending machine for online order pickup. said on the company’s blog that the new technology allows customers to retrieve their online orders in less than a minute. When online grocery shoppers arrive at the kiosk, they can key in an access code to trigger the machine to retrieve their order.

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AmazonFresh Goes Click and Collect

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The online retail giant announced that AmazonFresh is getting a physical pickup option , starting with two brick-and-mortar locations in Seattle, Washington. Once open to the public, customers can order groceries online and retrieve them up from pickup locations.

How Spin Plans To Bring Dockless Bike-Sharing To The US

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Spin is a San Francisco-based bike-sharing service that announced news that it is going online for the first time this week in the Bay Area — after previously having launched in Seattle and Dallas. The firm’s Seattle launch, Euwyn Poon told Webster, was greatly boosted by the fact that one of those publicly owned docked bike solutions, Pronto, was folding just as they were launching in the city earlier this year. “In In Seattle, it was an interesting experience.

Catch the Early Bird Rate for Bank Innovation Ignite Before It Flies Away!

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Interested in joining us for Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 on March 11-12 at the Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle? In Seattle, you’ll see four Ignite Ideas sessions from the following fintech innovators: Lisa Frazier, Head […].

Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself Online (Video)

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Want to protect yourself online - and protect your family - from data compromise and identity theft? FICO's Doug Clare, vice president for cybersecurity solutions, offers some advice in this interview with NBC King 5 News in Seattle.

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Cybersecurity: How to Protect Yourself Online (Video)

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Want to protect yourself online – and protect your family – from data compromise and identity theft? FICO’s Doug Clare, vice president for cybersecurity solutions, offers some advice in this interview with NBC King 5 News in Seattle.

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You May Kiss The Bride — After You Shop Online

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That arguably describes the recent acquisition of Seattle-based Blueprint Registry , an online universal gift registry, by David’s Bridal , the privately held wedding retail chain that traces its roots back to the first years after World War II. The trouble for the retailer comes amid widespread industry change, not the least of which is the increasing tendency of brides, grooms and guests to go online for their wedding day products and services. Online Advantages.

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QSRs Battle For US Sales With Online Delivery And Payments

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Already, a cashless store concept is already up and running in a Seattle pilot. billion in domestic sales — To expand its delivery reach, Taco Bell — along with KFC — has recently tapped Grubhub to provide delivery and online ordering. Taco Bell is living más as it pulls ahead of Burger King as the fourth-largest quick-service restaurant (QSR) brand with new delivery options and, yes, nacho fries. But McDonald ’s Corp.

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Toronto-based Neobank Koho Amps Up Billpay with a Bot

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The Toronto-based startup, which demoed at Bank Innovation 2015 in Seattle […]. Exclusive Innovations Mobile Online PFM Premium Retail billpay direct deposit Koho Malauzai mobile photo billpay picturepay

FLEXE’s Next-Day Delivery To Help Online Retailers Compete With Amazon

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Seattle startup FLEXE looks to enable online retailers to compete against Amazon’s logistics capabilities. Earlier this month, the online retail giant dropped its free shipping threshold to $25 in a move to better compete against Walmart — the second such price drop in the past three months.

Amazon Pushes Further into Retail with Payments at the Point of Sale

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Brick-and-mortar retailers view the Seattle-based commerce giant Amazon as a direct competitor, so this move […]. Cards Commerce Daily Post 1 Exclusive Online Payments Premium Retail Amazon Amazon Pay Apple Pay Mobile Payments

Amazon And Alibaba Have Already Conquered Online Retail. Now They’re Coming For Offline.

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The Seattle-based giant also opened its cashier-less Amazon Go store to the public in January 2018, after reported delays. Alibaba, meanwhile, has publicly announced a strategy to combine online and offline commerce, dubbed “new retail.”

Remitly secures $220m to add services beyond remittances

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Remitly, a Seattle-based online international money transfer service, announced $220 million of new financing on Wednesday to expand its global custom.

Zillow Enters Mortgage Space — and Stock Tanks

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Online real estate company Zillow has entered the mortgage space. On Monday the Seattle-based company purchased Mortgage Lenders of America for an undisclosed amount. Exclusive Newswire Online Premium Wealth Management acquisitions digital mortgages lending underwritingThe move solidifies the company’s effort to simplify and streamline the home buying process, according to a company-issued statement.

Biometrics Beats Blockchain at Bank Innovation 2016

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SEATTLE – In the end, it came down to biometrics versus blockchain. Innovations Mobile Online Security Startups Technology Virtual Currency Bank Innovation 2016 biometrics BlockChain Raistone SayPay

IBM Signs On to Sponsor Bank Innovation Ignite

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Bank Innovation Ignite, March 11-12 in Seattle, offers high-level discussions and networking around the future of what’s next in banking.

Remitly secures $220m to add services beyond remittances

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Remitly, a Seattle-based online international money transfer service, announced $220 million of new financing on Wednesday to expand its global customer reach and stretch beyond remittances into other areas of financial services.

INV Opens Demo Day to FI Attendees at Bank Innovation Ignite

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Previously, only INV Fintech members were permitted to attend Demo Day on March 11 in Seattle. INV Fintech, the technology accelerator run in partnership with Fiserv, has opened its Demo Day event to financial institution executives attending Bank Innovation Ignite.

Amazon Go Stores Will Not Have Checkout Counters [VIDEO]

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For now there is just one store and it’s in Seattle and only open to Amazon employees, Read More. Cards Commerce E-Commerce Marketing Mobile Online Payments Technology amazon Amazon Go Marqeta Mobile Payments

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Innovating With Cashierless Checkout In The UK

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Data: 2018: The year the first Amazon Go location opened in Seattle. Today In Data amazon go Buy Button Cashierless checkout ecommerce News online shopping Retail Today in Data

Checkout queues: Soon to be a thing of the past?

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Amazon has been a source of stiff competition for online retailers around the world of many years. And, with the launch of its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle last year, the online giant brought itself out of the cloud and into direct competition with brick and mortar stores

How Hointer Remade In-store Shopping In The Image of Online

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Better merchandising, more personalized experiences, high-tech upgrades, order ahead, buy online/pick-up in store, retail events, mood lighting, robots — there are innumerable whiz bang ideas for building the customer experience of the future. Hointer got its start in apparel sales in Seattle and has now moved on to grocery with its unique showrooming model and a specific set of problems to solve: Grocery stores are too big with too much overhead. “If

LendingTree Will Buy Google Compare Clicks

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SEATTLE — LendingTree will “buy the clicks” previously pointing to Google Compare, now that the search giant is shuttering the service, a top LendingTree official said. Cards Insurance Lending Mobile Online Retail Bank Innovation 2016 Google Google Compare LendingTreeNikul Patel, the chief operating officer and chief product officer of LendingTree, said last week at Bank Innovation 2016 here that the purchasing of Read More.

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Amazon Said To Roll Out PillPack Service To Employees

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News of Amazon ‘s acquisition of online pharmacy startup PillPack have had analysts assuming the eCommerce conglomerate is ready to introduce an online pharmacy to its suite of services.

Microsoft’s Blockchain Guru Marley Gray Joins Speaker Faculty

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Gray will discuss corporate banking and blockchains on March 1 in Seattle with JP Jolly of Citigroup and Deva Annamalai of Fiserv. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Azure BlockChain Microsoft

Amazon Sues Counterfeit Sellers

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Along with Boulder-based company Nite Ize , a maker of specialty lights and phone mounts under the STEELIE brand, the eCommerce giant filed a lawsuit on Wednesday (June 26) in a Seattle federal court, accusing a group of counterfeiters of selling fraudulent Nite Ize products.

BI Ignite 19: People Want People, and AI-enabled Functionality

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Customers increasingly expect banks and other financial institutions to meet them where they are with full functionality, said panelists at Bank Innovation Ignite 2019 in Seattle on Tuesday.

Amazon Launches Pop-Up Stores In UK

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Amazon , the Seattle, Washington eCommerce giant, is expanding in the U.K., small businesses, to launch Clicks and Mortar, a new program that helps small businesses grow in-store and online. The events are aimed at helping small businesses have success online and boost export sales.

Second Amazon Go Store Comes To NYC

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comes after the online retailer opened one of the concept locations in New York City in a mall, CNBC reported. The retailer has been experimenting with the offering through an arrangement with Starbucks in Seattle.)

The Call for ‘Trust’ in Fintech Startups

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SEATTLE — The Silicon Valley model for its startups is well-known. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables Dyme Lending Club LendKey Remitly SoFi Square Stripe Student Lending VenmoHeck, there’s a Wikipedia for it. It centers on a simple principle: build a business that scales, no matter the initial profitability.

Why Grocers Are Providing Fresh Options For Digital Omnicommerce Shopping

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Find out how grocers are tackling omnichannel options in the digital age with the following roundup: Ninety percent of customers shop and purchase groceries in a physical store: Online sales may be skyrocketing, but eCommerce is still just scratching the surface when it comes to groceries.

Hacker Arrested In Capital One Breach Affecting 100M+ 

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Seattle-based Thompson was charged with one count of computer fraud and abuse following her arrest on Monday (July 30). “I’ve noticed her activity on a Meetup she organizes called Seattle Warez Kiddies, which is for people into “hacking, cracking.” Online, she used the name “erratic.”.

DEMOvation Finalists for Bank Innovation 2016 Announced

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After a difficult deliberation, 10 early-stage fintech companies were selected by a team of judges to compete in this year’s DEMOvation Challenge, to take place in Seattle on March 1. Capital Cards Commerce Compliance Corporate Innovations Insurance Lending Marketing Mobile Online Operations Payments PFM Retail Risk Security Slider Social Media Startups Technology Virtual Currency Wealth Management Wearables DEMOvationMany applied, few were chosen.

For Omnichannel, The Revenge Of Brick-And-Mortar

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Sondhi said that, when looking at omnichannel in practice today, it consists of consumers researching an item online, then going into a store and talking to salespeople, or just using their smartphones in the store to research the item there. They check the prices of what they want (showrooming), then buy the item online because it’s cheaper there. I think it’s ironic that Amazon bought Whole Foods , and has opened physical stores in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.