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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work