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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald