Welcome!

iPhone Authors: Michael Shaulov, Shelly Palmer, Elizabeth White, Kevin Benedict, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

looped in(TM) Mobile Pay App and Sneakerbox Mobile Retail Truck Kick Off National Road Trip, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Thurs. at Rime in NYC

Mobile Pay for Mobile Trucks Campaign Signals Revolution in Shopping, Control for Consumers and Small Businesses, Champions Disruptive Innovation

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- looped in™, the first full featured, geolocation-based mobile payment app and digital wallet provider, and Sneakerbox, Boston based mobile retail truck, will kick off their joint national tour this Thursday at The Revolution event at Rime, a sneaker store in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Revolution event, a collaboration of Rime, Female Sneaker Fiend, and Sneakerbox celebrates women in the sneaker industry with music, live art, networking and cocktails.

Sneakerbox is part of a retail culture that seeks to innovate the recycled idea of "brick and mortar" sneaker and apparel retailing. Simply put -- think of a food truck minus the food and throw in the kicks, apparel, and accessories. Tiffany Crews and Angela Schipano, co-owners of Sneakerbox, were former employees of Nike and have embraced the mobile innovation model to allow them to reach a variety of customers, catering to both men and women, and provide the freshest in street fashion.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised mobile pay for mobile trucks tour will visit college campuses, skate parks, local sneaker retailers, and other surprise venues. To follow the tour and get a list of locations, check out Facebook, at Sneakerbox and looped in™, and follow us on Twitter @sneakerboxtruck and @areyouloopedin.

"When it comes to the entire mobile revolution, for all trucks, food and retail, and control for consumer for all purchases, the looped in™ pay by phone app is the best option on the market," said Angela Schipano, co-owner of Sneakerbox. "looped in™ is second generation mobile pay and is truly ready for prime time. For our tour, looped in and Sneakerbox go together like peanut butter and jelly. Who wants to deal with cash in the mobile business? No one. looped in™ makes it simple, much safer, and so much less expensive than accepting cards or using other mobile card processors."

PIN protected, the looped in™ mobile payment app is safer than cash, debit, or credit cards, is completely free, offers instant and ongoing rewards, and makes paying for anything as easy as texting. People will be able to test drive the pay by phone experience on the Sneakerbox truck at the Rime event and throughout the national tour, by downloading the looped in™ app and paying for retail items at an exclusive looped in™ discount.

Susan Boyle, owner of Rime Brooklyn, promises a wide selection for men and women sneakerheads and a great time. A wide selection for women is a rarity in the sneakerhead world. "Both Sneakerbox and Rime have similar ideas, that the sneaker industry needs to cater more to women's needs rather than 'pink and shrink' them."

Like an ATM on your phone, geolocation-based looped in™ ups the ante for all mobile payment systems and the user-merchant experience. For consumers, it means free and seamless payments and rewards from an app, not a gimmick replacement for credit card processing. Consumers can transact both online and offline with PIN security, redeem offers as part of a transaction, send friends deals they're not using. For merchants, there is no need for any new hardware. The merchant app works on any smart phone, iPod touch, computer, integrates with POS systems, and settles through the ACH in a closed loop, encrypted system.

To use looped in™, consumers simply download the app onto any iPhone or Android, instantly load money from a debit or credit account, and then use accordingly. Aside from paying at hundreds of merchants and restaurants, looped in™ app users can send money to any friend or family member in the United States, in less than 10 seconds, absolutely free -- just by keying in their friend's phone number. It's like texting, plus your money.

Consumers can also pool money, online or offline. Instead of throwing down four debit cards at a restaurant to pay, three friends simply send money to the fourth friend's looped in™ app -- by keying in their phone number and hitting send inside the app. Pooling money online revolutionizes consumer ability to collectively make shopping cart purchases. Any group can send money to one person's phone. Then that person keys in their phone number in the shopping cart. Never before have groups of people been able to group-shop online. So if there's a buy one get one free situation, or bulk discounts, consumers can now take advantage of it online or in a store.

Consumers can move money in and out of their looped in™ account, to and from bank or credit card accounts. Unique to mobile payments, when money is loaded into a looped in™ account, there is absolutely no personal data or banking data stored, captured, or sent. To send money back to a bank or credit account, just click on Withdraw money in the app, enter the amount, PIN. Please visit areyoulooped.in

ABOUT looped in™:
Safer than cash, credit, or debit cards, looped in™ enables consumers to find and share deals, pay for purchases, send money instantly to friends, pool money for group-purchases on and offline, all for free. Founded in 2004 as a smart debit card payment system, looped in™ parent company PXT Payments has been processing smart debit transactions daily since 2006. The company operates its independent platform using secure, end-to-end 3DES encryption, eliminating the threat of identity theft. To complete settlement among all parties involved, PXT uses the Federal ACH payment system. The looped in™ app is the evolution of PXT's payment system. Download looped in™ for iPhone® or Android™ from the App Store™ or Google Play. visit areyoulooped.in and pxtpayments.com

ABOUT SNEAKERBOX:
Founded in 2012, Boston-based Sneakerbox is part of a retail culture that seeks to innovate the recycled idea of "brick and mortar" sneaker and apparel retailing. Simply put -- think of a food truck minus the food and throw in the kicks, apparel and accessories. The Sneakerbox mission is to spread the word on Sneakerbox, looped in™, and the mobile retail phenomenon. Look out for Sneakerbox in a city near you and be sure to follow us on all social media @sneakerboxtruck.

HASHTAGS
#snkrbxXcountry #goingorilla #bos2pdx #truckinit #loopedin #getloopedin #rimenyc #rimebrooklyn #nyc #jersey #philly #dover #dc #charlotte #mrytlebeach #miami #tallahassee #neworleans #houston #austin #dallas #albuquerque #phoenix #vegas #sandiego #longbeach #santamonica #la #sanjose #sanfran #portland

URLS:
areeyoulooped.in
sneakerboxtruck.com

INSTAGRAM:
http://instagram.com/areyouloopedin
http://instagram.com/sneakerboxtruck

FB:
http://www.facebook.com/AreYouLoopedIn
http://www.facebook.com/Sneakerboxtruck

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/areyouloopedin
https://twitter.com/sneakerboxtruck

You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/sneakerboxtruck

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have spoken with, or attended presentations from, utilities in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. This session will provide a look at the CREPE drivers for SmartGrids and the solution spaces used by SmartGrids today and planned for the near future. All organizations can learn from SmartGrid’s use of Predictive Maintenance, Demand Prediction, Cloud, Big Data and Customer-facing Dashboards...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.
Whether you're a startup or a 100 year old enterprise, the Internet of Things offers a variety of new capabilities for your business. IoT style solutions can help you get closer your customers, launch new product lines and take over an industry. Some companies are dipping their toes in, but many have already taken the plunge, all while dramatic new capabilities continue to emerge. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director, Developer Evangelism at salesforce.com, to discuss real-world use cases, patterns and opportunities you can harness today.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an “Independent Thinker” from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of “Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities.” Over his career, Joseph di Paolantonio has worked in the energy, renewables, aerospace, telecommunications, and information technology industries. His expertise is in data analysis, system engineering, Bayesian statistics, data warehouses, business intelligence, data mining, predictive methods, and very large databases (VLDB). Prior to DataArchon, he served as a VP and Principal Analyst with Constellation Group. He is a member of the Boulder (Colo.) Brain Trust, an organization with a mission “to benefit the Business Intelligence and data management industry by providing pro bono exchange of information between vendors and independent analysts on new trends and technologies and to provide vendors with constructive feedback on their of...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...