0070291710 Wireless communication system Abstract A processing system is described that includes a wireless communication interface that wirelessly communicates with one or more wireless client devices in the vicinity of an establishment. The wireless communication interface receives a remote order corresponding to an item selected by at least one of the wireless client devices.
Google Wave As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave. Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only -- January 31, 2012 Blogging Innovation » Combining Internal and External Innovation Interview – Stefan Lindegaard I had the opportunity to interview Stefan Lindegaard, author of “The Open Innovation Revolution” recently. Here is text of the interview: 1. Starbucks seeks to patent loyalty card High performance access to file storage Patent sleuth Theo DP writes, "Looks like Microsoft and Amazon may have some competition in the worst-Seattle-patent-ever contest." That's a tall latte, because when it comes to fatuous patents, Amazon.com and Microsoft have raised the bar very high.
frog design: Openness, Or How Do You Design For The Loss Of Control? The power of pull So what can they do besides just bemoaning this loss and passively observing how the new centrifugal forces of the Social, Real-Time Web are disrupting their traditional business and engagement models? Li lays out how business leaders can and (must!) embrace the new rules of openness. 0050080672 Creating customer loyalty Abstract A system for rewarding the loyalty of a payment cardholder comprises a dual card for facilitating credit transactions associated with a credit account and further facilitating stored value transactions associated with a stored value account. The system further comprises a computer-implemented loyalty program for calculating a loyalty value based on the credit transactions of the dual card, the loyalty value being used to load the stored value account of the dual card.
0050077350 Dual card Abstract A dual card, which facilitates payment for goods or services from either a credit account or a stored value account, operates on both an open network and a closed network. The dual card is a payment card that integrates the ability to provide credit privileges and stored value privileges to a cardholder of the dual card. The features, benefits, and advantages of a stored value card are integrated with the credit card aspects of the dual card. The benefits, features, and advantages of a credit card are integrated with a stored value card. Next step for Wikileaks: Crowdsourcing classified data - Computerworld News Analysis July 26, 2010 05:33 PM ET Computerworld - WASHINGTON - The release on Sunday by Wikileaks of more than 90,000 documents about military operations in Afghanistan may just be the start of problems for the U.S. government. The online publication of the documents, which offer an inside -- and potentially embarrassing -- look at the war in Afghanistan between 2004 and the end of 2009, represent a failure by the U.S. to control its classified data from insider threat. And it throws open to the whole world a chance to crowdsource the information the documents contain. With that in mind, Wikileaks' Editor-In-Chief Julian Assange on Monday urged intrepid researchers to cull the documents for information that the group -- and three publications given access to them -- have yet to uncover.