Lauren Goode

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LevelUp Payments App Rolls Out in Four More Cities

LevelUp, a mobile application that combines loyalty rewards with NFC-free mobile payments, is launching in four new cities, bringing its current footprint to eight cities across the U.S. The app, introduced by location-based platform SCVNGR in March of last year, will now be available for consumers and merchants to use in Atlanta, San Diego, Seattle and Chicago.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus