June 19, 2012 |
Square has add new features to both of its mobile payment apps, allowing merchants to offer customers loyalty benefits through its service. The San Francisco start-up announced the update to its Square Register and Pay with Square apps Tuesday. Among the new features are tools letting merchants offer first-visit specials as well as punch cards that can be customized. On the other side of the transaction, customers can now also collect loyalty cards from merchants they frequent and track rewards.
March 7, 2011 |
Dance, monkey, dance. That's what the United States has long shouted at immigrants and ethnic groups suspected of being disloyal. The nation asks its newcomers to perform in meaningless ways to "prove" they belong here. The dancers change, but not the dance. Because the U.S. is continually incorporating immigrants, the perceived threat of betrayal is constant. This week, Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) will call the tune on Capitol Hill, with hearings meant to test the loyalty of American Muslims.
October 14, 2009 |
His buddies had taken over all the television sets. It was game day in the NFL, and Michael Turner was scrambling to keep up with his Angels. His only option was his computer. He was hunched over the screen, reading that Vladimir Guerrero had put the ball in play, watching an arc that represented the ball flying from home plate toward center field. "I started yelling, 'Drop, drop, drop!' " Turner said. "Finally, it did." Guerrero had gotten the game-winning hit. The Angels had vanquished the Boston Red Sox. Turner could go to sleep with a smile on his face.
October 22, 2013 |
This post has been updated; see below for details. The Arcade Fire keeps on burning. Hot on the heels of two small-scale warehouse shows in New York, the Canadian indie-rock band on Monday released a new song from its upcoming album, "Reflektor. " Like the title track that appeared last month, "Afterlife" layers frontman Win Butler's vaguely apocalyptic ramblings over a sleek disco groove presumably honed by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, who's credited as a producer on the album, due Oct. 29. RELATED: Best albums of 2013 so far | Randall Roberts It's one of two songs Arcade Fire performed Monday night on "The Colbert Report," along with " Normal Person ," for which the group did a version of the misdirection prank it pulled off in Brooklyn.
October 23, 2010 |
Listening to Kirsten Gebhardt talk about the first time she went to the Container Store is like listening to someone talk about falling in love. "My breath was taken away," she said. "I was overwhelmed. " Gebhardt is a 39-year-old mother of two from Cary, N.C., and is normally busy running errands and carpooling. But when it comes to the Container Store, everything else takes a back seat. When the catalog comes, it's at the top of her reading pile. And the opening date of the first North Carolina store was circled on her calendar for months.
October 8, 2011 |
Al Davis was an early bloomer and a late riser. The NFL icon, who became the Oakland Raiders' head coach at 33, was known for keeping very late hours and making middle-of-the-night phone calls to football confidants and team employees. Agent Leigh Steinberg remembers getting those calls. "If my home phone would ring after midnight, I knew it would be Al," Steinberg said Saturday, hours after learning that Davis, 82, had died. "He would ask questions about every player I represented, every other team in the league, every college player I knew anything about.