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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik