Restaurant POS Specialist Toast Nails More Funding

Restaurant POS Specialist Toast Nails More Funding

Restaurant POS specialist, Toast, has nailed $30 million in second round funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with help from GV (formerly Google Ventures), and private investors. Toast experienced exponential growth this past year. The company recently announced the signing of 1,000 customers in five quarters, and its deployment to fast casual restaurant chain Costa…

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Crowdster Offers Fundraising via Apple Pay

NY-based Crowdster has unveiled a unique mobile donation capability based on ApplePay that enables donors to complete transactions as easy as making purchases on iTunes. Crowdster, is a provider of easy-to-use and low cost online fundraising platforms for non-profits. The Apple Pay application allows donors to use their smartphone to make donations using ApplePay, wherein…

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IoT Specialist KORE Powers DipJar’s Tips/Donations

IoT Specialist KORE Powers DipJar’s Tips/Donations

KORE, the world’s largest managed wireless network services provider specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, inked an agreement to provide connectivity for DipJar’s electronic tip and donation jars. Through the KORE network, DipJar will securely and reliably process wireless gratuity and donation payment information without the need to interface with…

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Holiday Spending

Holiday Spending

More than a fifth of all holiday shopping is now occurring online, based on transaction data from 1.3 million U.S. merchant locations. First Data’s Holiday 2015 SpendTrend Report revealed retail sales are up 3.3% for the full holiday season. The sales growth was a marginal increase over 2014’s year-over-year growth of 3.2%. First Data says…

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Blackhawk Acquisitions

Blackhawk Acquisitions

Blackhawk Network has acquired GiftCards.com, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card U.S. website, and OmniCard, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients. The deal is valued at $120 million. GiftCards.com offers differentiating features, including its GiftLocal product which uses the open…

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