SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's official Chinese website. A total of 28 brick-and-mortar retail outlets are named in the campaign, including supermarkets and restaurants such as 7-Eleven, Watsons, Burger King and Starbucks, while 16 online merchants such as JD.com are also participating, with discounts varying ...
SOURCE:macrumors.comPunchh today announced that Quiznos, Smashburger, MOD Pizza, and select other restaurant brands in the United States will soon accept Apple Pay integrated with its cloud-based loyalty program for customers. At participating restaurants, Apple Pay users will supposedly receive a push notification at checkout prompting them to add the restaurant's loyalty program to Apple's Wallet app. Once added, customers will automatically begin earning points and receiving specialized offers, which can be redeemed during future visits. A spokesperson for Punchh said existing members of a restaurant's loyalty program can add it to their Apple Wallet as an NFC pass. When a customer taps on the push notification, she will be presented with a form with pre-populated enrollment data, ...
SOURCE:TORI.NG A Coalition of 15 Political Parties has formed an electoral alliance tagged “Mega Coalition” to adopt and field candidates at Governorship and Presidential elections in Nigeria. The electoral alliance which the parties said is not a merger would see the participating registered political parties fielding separate candidates for Councillorship, Local Government Chairmanship, House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senatorial elections, but collaborating at the gubernatorial and Presidential elections. “At the governorship elections, the winning party shall form a Government of State Unity (GSU) while at the Presidential election the winning party shall form a Government of National Unity (NUG) with a view to accommodating participating parties in the coali
SOURCE:techcrunch.comThis is the first year that Netflix will have movies premiering at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival — and it might be the last. The source of the tension is Netflix’s relationship with theaters. Theoretically, the company has said it’s not opposed to bringing the movies it funds into theaters — as long as they premiere on the streaming service at the same time. However, that resistance to the traditional window means most Netflix movies get a minimal or nonexistent release in theaters. This, in turn, has stopped some filmmakers from selling their movies to the streaming service. (Amazon has been more amenable to a windowed release schedule.) So when Cannes announced that it would be screening two Netflix films, Okja (directed by Bong Joon-ho) and The Meyero
SOURCE:TORI.NGLeader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on Friday signed the bail bond of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, The Nation reports. It would be recalled that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday granted Kanu’s bail on health grounds. The IPOB leader was granted bail after part of the charges filed against him and three others – Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi – were struck out by the court. Justice Binta Nyako while ruling on the bail application barred Kanu from granting press interview while on bail. She also warned the IPOB leader against participating in any rally or found in a crowd of more than 10 persons during the course of his bail. Kan
SOURCE:latest.com Posted on April 21, 2017 at 1:40pm Georgia Republicans are trying to stop newly registered voters from voting in a special runoff election between John Ossoff (D) and Karen Handel (R), Huffington Post reports. Yesterday, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a complaint in the federal district court in Atlanta, saying Georgia is violating the National Voter Registration Act. The Act says 30 days before a federal election is the earliest cutoff for voter registration. The Act was followed by Georgia in a special election held this week, but because no candidate won 50% of the vote, there will be a second runoff between the top two finishers, Ossoff and Handel in June. Georgia Republicans say that June 20th election is a continuation of the election h
SOURCE: lindaikejisblog.comMoney comes and money goes and the pursuit of wealth has become even more fierce in this economy. Because the capital you may need to accomplish you entrepreneurial passion may not be readily available, here are a few tips which can help you grow or multiply your cash at hand.1. Real EstateNow you know you can’t get any ‘Real Estate’ deal for N10,000… or can you? There are very lowbrow areas where rent payments are made monthly, some weekly and some even daily. This is a steady way to grow income. Imagine renting out a part of your room space (all depending on variable circumstances) on a weekly N10,000 naira to a working-class individual who needs a place close to his office? That’s roughly N250,000 in a few months. Now imagine you had extra rooms…A
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Kendall Jenner's new Pepsi commercial -- in which she joins a protest or rally of some sort and then hands a policeman a can of soda -- is being torn to shreds online.After pumping up the excitement for her new role as a Pepsi spokesperson, the model unveiled her debut ad on Tuesday and quickly became the target of backlash, as did the soda company.In the ad, Jenner is seen participating in a photo shoot and becomes distracted by a group of protestors. She decides to join them, and toward the end, comes face-to-face with a stoic police officer.She offers him a Pepsi and he accepts the drink before cracking a smile.The ad has been accused of appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement and using social justice to sell soda.The imagery was also thought by...
SOURCE:mashable.comAn Amazon warehouse in Germany.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesBy Patrick Kulp2017-04-03 23:21:25 UTCYou no longer need a credit or debit card to shop on Amazon. The online shopping giant just launched a new way for customers to pay cash for items on the site. Amazon Cash lets shoppers add money to their account balance by simply scanning a barcode — either on a smartphone screen or printed on paper — at a participating brick-and-mortar store. SEE ALSO: Food stamps can now be used for online grocery shopping The list of available retail chains includes CVS Pharmacy, Speedway, Sheetz, Kum & Go, and D&W Fresh Market. The service is aimed at the substantial segment of the population that might not have access to a bank account or credit card. Around 7 percent of
SOURCE:macrumors.comAmazon today announced a new way for its users to add funds to their Amazon accounts, called Amazon Cash. By visiting a participating retailer, Amazon users will be able to show a barcode to a cashier, choose an amount between $15 and $500, and pay the amount in cash to see it transferred digitally and able to be spent on Amazon.com. As TechCrunch reported, Amazon Cash is aimed at "cash customers" who don't shop online as consistently as everyone else, including people who are paid in cash, who don’t have a bank account or debit card, and who don’t use credit cards. The entire process doesn't require any sort of fee to be paid by the user. This "cash customer" (the unbanked or "underbanked") accounts for around 27 percent of consumers, said a 2015 report from the F