Sacramento Kings take a swing at checkout-free tech

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Bitcoin Daily: CoinFLEX Takes Bets On Libra Launch; Germany’s Finance Minister Speaks Out Against Private Currency

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And the Sacramento Kings has announced the NBA’s first blockchain-powered reward program through a partnership with Blockparty. “We We have only just begun to see the benefits of blockchain technology as it transforms the way business is conducted worldwide, ensuring secure transactions across multiple sectors and customers,” Sacramento Kings Chairman, CEO and Governor Vivek Ranadivé said in a press release. “We

California bank bets on two new markets to reverse lending slump

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Sierra Bancorp in Porterville has formed dedicated lending teams in Sacramento and Greater Los Angeles in its bid to accelerate loan growth following a sluggish 2019.

Morning Brief 10.8.19: EU presses Facebook for detailed answers about Libra's risk

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Today: EU regulators question Libra; Payment startup pulls huge IPO; Sacramento Kings add blockchain; Stripe expands to Malaysia. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web.

Bank of the West Adds ATMs for Young Customers on the Move

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Bank of the West recently added 143 ATMs across the Denver and Sacramento metro areas through an agreement with ATM operator Cardtronics. One target? Millennials, actually.

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Banks Get On Their St. Patrick’s Day

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Bank Tower in #Sacramento lit up green tonight for St. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, some banks flaunted their green (no, not greenbacks) on Twitter today. Some highlights below: U.S. Paddy’s Day. StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/0w2xXIuQRP — Ian Schwartz (@SchwartzTV) March 18, 2015 Happy St. Patrick’s Day from US Bank Read More. Marketing

Uber Eats Introduces Group Ordering

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The promotion rolled out in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Washington D.C., Uber has introduced a group ordering option, the company said in a blog post. .

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9.12.18 Your morning briefing

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Today: eBay pursues hands-free tech; Sacramento Kings text tickets; NFC reaches 7-Eleven; Hong Kong's 'bay area' gets UnionPay mobile; Ripple and R3 settle legal fight. The information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the Web. Briefing

Uber, Postmates To Meet With CA Judge To Argue Against AB5

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Drivers who shuttle passengers from airports in Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs can charge as much as five times more than the price set by Uber on the ride. To put a stop to legislation that would transform gig workers from contractors to employees, Uber and Postmates Inc.

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Grocery Stores Shutter In-Store Pharmacies

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Pharmacies in regional chains, like Sacramento, CA-based Raley’s Supermarkets, are downsizing, and the aforementioned Lunds & Byerly has shuttered all its pharmacies. Supermarket pharmacy counters are closing across the U.S. as they struggle to keep customers coming back.

Zippin Raises $12M To Accelerate Cashierless Store Launches

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The company also recently introduced an autonomous concession stand in the Golden 1 Center, where the Sacramento Kings play NBA basketball. Zippin, a cashierless checkout technology company, has raised $12 million in a Series A funding round, according to a release.

Bitcoin Daily: Crypto Startup Kadena Introduces Public Blockchain, NBA’s Kings Auction Jersey Using Blockchain

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In other news, NBA team the Sacramento Kings have announced that they’re going to auction off the jersey of starting guard Buddy Hield using a blockchain-powered marketplace, according to a separate report Wednesday by Coindesk. .

Amazon Grocery Delivery Expands To 3 New Cities

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As of today, according to an announcement from Amazon , three more cities are joining the Prime Now grocery delivery lineup: Denver, Sacramento and San Diego. “We’ve We’ve been delighted with the customer response to free two-hour delivery through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our customers in Denver, Sacramento and San Diego,” said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market EVP of Operations.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

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Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia; Orlando-Daytona, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; St.

Uber Eats Rolls Out Pickup Feature Nationwide

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The promotion is rolling out in Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Washington D.C., Uber Eats announced that it has launched a new pickup feature nationwide.

Uber To Expand Bike, Scooter Investment With European Focus

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Uber said that eBikes and scooters are used the most frequently in Paris, followed by Sacramento and Seattle. Uber is planning to ring in 2020 with increased investment in electric bikes and scooters, with an emphasis on Europe, CNBC reported on Monday (Dec.

California BanCorp Launches Treasury Management Consultancy

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Jeff Mills will also be coming onboard as a Treasury Management sales consultant with a focus on the Sacramento and North State region.

Uber Pilot Lets Some CA Drivers Set Rates In Response To New Employment Law

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Drivers who shuttle riders from airports in Palm Springs, Sacramento and Santa Barbara can charge as much as five times higher than the Uber-set fare on the ride per an unnamed source cited in a report by The Wall Street Journal.

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Amazon And Its Real Estate Effect

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Among those initiatives: Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sacramento, California, are changing workforce development programs to develop talent in the technology realm. The WSJ stated Sacramento’s postmortem call was somewhat complimentary. But Barry Broome, who serves as president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council said his city is “now restructuring all of our workforce programs in the area,” with an eye on tech training.

Instacart Loosens Availability Requirements For Shoppers With New On-Demand Option

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The service launches Thursday (April 11) in Boston, Austin and Rochester after a pilot in Sacramento and Buffalo, among other places. Grocery delivery startup Instacart has introduced a new option for its workers, according to reports : on-demand shopping.

SAFE Credit Union Brings Targeted Marketing To An Increasingly On-Demand World

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It catered exclusively to Sacramento Army Air Corps employees when it started in 1940, but the world has changed significantly since then — as have members’ expectations. Meeting customers’ expectations and desires is a key goal for all enterprises, and credit unions (CUs) are no exception.

Verizon And Samsung Target 2019 For U.S. Release Of 5G Smartphones

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Verizon recently launched a commercial 5G service in October with an offering called 5G Home, which is so far available in Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Indianapolis. Verizon and Samsung announced on Monday (Dec. 3) that they would launch U.S.

Nearly 100 Pizza Huts To Test Beer Delivery

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The new rollout will include cities such as Tucson, Prescott and Winslow in Arizona, and Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Santa Barbara in California. As restaurant operators seek to bolster sales in the face of weak traffic growth, Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut is bringing beer delivery to approximately 100 of its restaurants in California and Arizona. The restaurant chain had begun testing the service in Phoenix back in December, Reuters reported.

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Amazon’s Whole Food Discounts Are Rolling Out Across Dozens Of States

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For some very select customers — in Austin, Dallas, Sacramento and San Francisco — Whole Foods-shopping Prime members can combine their discounts with free two-hour grocery delivery on orders of $35. The Prime rewards are coming; the Prime rewards are coming. Such is the hue and cry set to go off in about a dozen states, as Amazon is starting to ramp up its discounting for Prime members in Whole Foods locations nationwide.

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Amazon Rolls Out Whole Foods Curbside Delivery In Two Markets

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Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday (August 8) the launch of curbside grocery pickup in Sacramento and Virginia Beach. In a press release , Amazon said the service will come to more cities throughout the remainder of the year. With curbside delivery, Prime members can shop at Whole Foods Market online and pick up their order in thirty minutes without having to get out of their car.

Waze Carpool Now Available Nationwide

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The carpooling service was first tested in San Francisco, Sacramento and Monterey, then expanded across California, Texas, Massachusetts and Washington before the nationwide rollout announcement. Waze Carpool, the Google-owned app that connects people with rides, announced Wednesday (Oct.

AmazonFresh Continues To Expand

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These new cities will join the AmazonFresh family cities/regions of Northern Virginia, Boston, Baltimore, London, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Stockton. Amazon announced yesterday (Oct. 26) that its grocery delivery platform, AmazonFresh, is continuing its march toward national domination with the addition of two new cities : Chicago and Dallas.

Credit Card E-Filing Fees Capped In California

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The coalition was led by Sacramento lobbyist Mike Belote who negotiated with the Judicial Council and Assemblyman Mike Gatto to carry the bill. The high fees charged by private firms that are hired by the courts to operate e-filing systems and that are often passed onto consumers who pay with a credit card have been capped by a bill approved by California Governor Jerry Brown on Sept.

2018 Recap: The Year In Grocery Innovations

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In August, Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced the rollout of a curbside pickup service for groceries in Virginia Beach and Sacramento.

An Unattended Way To Keep Business Running And Employees Healthy

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We place our Byte fridges primarily in businesses around the Bay Area and Sacramento, and also in universities, hospitals, gyms — anywhere people spend time away from home,” Mokri told PYMNTS in a recent interview.

Macy’s Is Hiring 80,000 Employees For The Holidays

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These positions are located in Goodyear, Arizona; Cheshire, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Portland, Tennessee; and Martinsburg, West Virginia, as well as in product-specific fulfillment centers in Sacramento, California; Stone Mountain, Georgia; Secaucus, New Jersey; and Joppa, Maryland. Macy’s announced it is hiring 80,000 temporary workers for the holiday season, as well as adding more employees to handle online orders. Macy’s, Inc.

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Pizza Hut Turns To Beer And Sports To Draw In Younger Customers

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The new rollout was to include cities such as Tucson, Prescott and Winslow in Arizona, and Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Santa Barbara in California. To attract younger diners, Pizza Hut has a new strategy: The quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain has partnered with the NCAA to seek an audience of 21-year-olds, and has also brought beer delivery into its lineup. The idea is to reach consumers in segments such as Gen Z, Bloomberg reported.

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California Kroger Subsidiary Says No To Visa

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The move will affect six San Francisco Bay area stores, four stores in the Sacramento Valley, and seven stores serving the Central Valley, from Bakersfield to Fresno. Foods Co, a subsidiary of grocery giant Kroger , has announced that 21 of its grocery stores and five of its gas stations in Central and Northern California are officially through with Visa branded credit cards as a form of payment, effective August 14, 2018.

Nordstrom Partners With Anthropologie To Offer Home Collection

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The Nordstrom stores that will feature Anthropologie Home include Arden Fair (Sacramento, Calif.); Nordstrom has announced a partnership with Anthropologie that will feature more than 200 items from Anthropologie Home at 15 Nordstrom locations, as well as online. The new Anthropologie Home collection will be available starting March 19. Products will include everything from kitchen, dining and entertaining to bed and bath textiles, room décor, stationery and hardware.

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What’s The Reward For Early 5G Deployment? Asia Will Soon Find Out

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Verizon launched a commercial 5G service in October with an offering called 5G Home, which is so far available in Houston, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Indianapolis. South Korea is taking an early lead in deployment of 5G , with three of the country’s telecoms recently deploying the service.

Amazon Loading Whole Foods With Its Own Executives

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For some very select customers — in Austin, Dallas, Sacramento and San Francisco — Whole Foods-shopping Prime members can combine their discounts with free two-hour grocery delivery on orders of $35 or more. Whole Foods Chief Executive John Mackey may still maintain his role following last year’s acquisition by Amazon — but he is far from independent, reporting to executives from his new parent company.

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