Jason Del Rey

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How Will the Isis Mobile Wallet Stand Out? For Now, With Free Smoothies.

Isis, the mobile wallet backed by several mobile carriers, is expected to launch nationwide before the end of the year. And when it does, up to one million people who use its NFC-enabled app at any of the more than 70 percent participating Jamba Juice locations in the U.S. will get a free small smoothie as part of a joint marketing campaign between the two entities. Isis is going to need to give shoppers all of the incentives it can to overcome the lack of adoption for NFC payments in the U.S.


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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