Amazon quietly releases a digital wallet

Amazon has introduced a test version of an Amazon Wallet app focused on shopping for Android and Fire phones as it gets ready to ship the Fire Phone.

BlackBerry names Marty Beard COO

Mobile communications retailer BlackBerry announced former LiveOps CEO Marty Beard as COO on July 21.

Quiznos uses gamification to build mobile loyalty

Of all the retailers to score big on mobile, struggling sandwich chain Quiznos may not be the first you'd expect to have a breakthrough campaign at the moment. But its recent "Feed Us, Quiznos!" campaign demonstrates that the fast-casual restaurant knows how to get more than just raw engagement out of gamification.

Target's BTS includes new app, YouTube campaign

Target is introducing a new mobile app, In a Snap, and a YouTube back-to-school campaign to increase focus on millennial shoppers.

Starbucks to test mobile ordering

Starbucks is once again exhibiting leadership in mobile as the coffee chain readies to test an app that will allow customers to order ahead. 


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