Punchh brings Apple Pay to Restaurant Loyalty Programs

Punchh brings Apple Pay to Restaurant Loyalty Programs

Punchh — a cloud-based technology platform that builds “engagement, loyalty and superior, customized experiences in the restaurant industry” has announced that Apple Pay users visiting participating restaurants will soon be able to not only pay for their purchases, but earn and redeem rewards and loyalty points using Apple Wallet.

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ACCC denies Australian banks the authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay’s NFC tech

ACCC denies Australian banks the authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay’s NFC tech

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has denied the country's biggest banks — Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, National Australia Bank, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank — authorization to collectively negotiate access to Apple Pay NFC technology. The banks sought authorization to bargain with Apple on two key issues:

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AWT News Update: June 17, 2016

AWT News Update: June 17, 2016

As is typical with Fridays after big Apple events, today was a very slow news day. But we have a few stories for you to listen to in less than three minutes:

  • The "Apps for Earth" campaign that Apple and the World Wildlife Fund ran back in April made a tidy sum for the conservation group
  • Have the urge for luxury leather Apple Watch bands? Coach has released its bands to its online and brick-and-mortar retail outlets
  • Politico is trying a unique way to send out breaking news and poll results on the impending "Brexit" vote - using Apple's Wallet app
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Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate Certification expires today

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate Certification expires today

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Relations Intermediate Certification expires today. Developers who provide passes for Apple Wallet, deliver Safari Push Notifications, or create Safari Extensions need to download the renewed certificate, and take the action described here.

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