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Coupons.com Now Lets You Ditch The Printed Coupon By Linking Discounts Directly To Payment Cards | TechCrunch

Coupons.com Now Lets You Ditch The Printed Coupon By Linking Discounts Directly To Payment Cards | TechCrunch | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Fresh off its strong March IPO, digital coupon provider Coupons.com is revealing its next product for consumers: card-linked offers. Now, shoppers will be..
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In the future, Coupons.com may expand the service to CPG (consumer packaged goods) by enabling CLiQ at the SKU level

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Few Investors Have Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

Few Investors Have Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Only 19 percent of affluent investors have healthy lifestyle programs available to them at work.
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employers get back almost $4 in improved work performance for every $1 spent on wellness programs for employees.

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TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator W14 Demo Day | TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator W14 Demo Day | TechCrunch | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
While today saw Paul Graham officially pass the torch to new Y Combinator president Sam Altman, the bigger buzz at Demo Day was about how most investors..
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CVS Sued Over Controversial Wellness Program

CVS Sued Over Controversial Wellness Program | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
A CVS employee is suing the pharmacy chain over its controversial health-screening program.

CVS cashier Roberta Watterson claims the company made her disclose personal information, including her weight and level of sexual activity, threatening t...
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It’s more common to offer smaller rewards, it’s less common to say you have to pay $500 bucks if you don’t participate.

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Aether Cone is a Stylish, 'Thinking Music Player'

Aether Cone is a Stylish, 'Thinking Music Player' | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Cone is a Wi-Fi speaker which promises to learn what type of music you like, create a personalized music experience, and get better over time.
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The device uses machine learning software across music and content services to learn your music preferences

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Underbanked Hot? How’s a cool $89billion? | Bank Innovation

Underbanked Hot? How’s a cool $89billion? | Bank Innovation | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Four years ago I tried to size the underbanked market.  We knew it was lots of people, but weren't sure if they are "underbanked" because they're
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Elon Musk and Tesla Plan World’s Biggest Battery Factory : Greentech Media

Elon Musk and Tesla Plan World’s Biggest Battery Factory : Greentech Media | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Announcement coming this week: The Tesla-Giga-Factory-SolarCity-Storage nexus
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'Details Matter': Apple's Tim Cook on Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday - NBC News

'Details Matter': Apple's Tim Cook on Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday - NBC News | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it

Marking what would've been Steve Jobs' 59th birthday, Apple CEO Tim Cook recalled his company's founder on Twitter, posting that We honor him by continuing t...

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"Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right."

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IBM, AT&T collaborate on connected cities

IBM, AT&T collaborate on connected cities | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
The two companies will combine their technology to help city governments monitor traffic patterns and utilities.
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Plan to combine their technology to help cities and midsize utilities analyze large volumes of data, collected from databases and physical sensors.

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Chevron offers free pizza to Pa. residents rocked by explosion

Chevron offers free pizza to Pa. residents rocked by explosion | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
The small, rural town of Bobtown, Pa., was rocked last Tuesday after a Chevron fracking well exploded, presumably killing one worker and igniting a large fire that burned for several days.
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Basis Fitness Company May be Apple Buyout Target - The Mac Observer

Basis Fitness Company May be Apple Buyout Target - The Mac Observer | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
The wearable fitness tracker company Basis Science may be up for sale and both Apple and Google are said to be in talks to snap it up. Apple is already rounding up fitness and health related specialists to work on secret projects -- presumably wearable tech -- which makes Basis an enticing purchase option for the iPhone and iPad maker.
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Basis is known for the accuracy of its fitness trackers

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For CPAs, Workplace Wellness Programs Transcend the Fiscal Bottom Line | AccountingWEB

For CPAs, Workplace Wellness Programs Transcend the Fiscal Bottom Line | AccountingWEB | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
A recent study by RAND Corporation revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of programs that reduce costs and lower net savings. However, many accounting firm leaders say their workplace wellness programs do not have costs or savings in mind. Instead, they are designed to keep employees engaged, healthy, and happy.
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revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of programs that reduce costs and lower net savings


found that efforts to help employees manage chronic illnesses saved $3.78 in health care costs for every $1 invested in the effort.

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Why Americans love prepaid cards

Why Americans love prepaid cards | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Prepaid cards are booming in popularity, and many consumers are flocking to them for a similar reason: to gain more control over their spending.
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Fees used to be a big problem with prepaid cards, and still are in many cases. But as demand grows, more affordable options are entering the market -- and some are even less fee-heavy than traditional checking accounts

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GE Capital Retail Bank and American Eagle Outfitters Extend Long-Term
Consumer Financing Program

GE Capital Retail Bank and American Eagle Outfitters Extend Long-Term <br/>      Consumer Financing Program | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
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“GE Capital Retail Finance understands our business and has the expertise and willingness to evolve with us and bring innovative programs that build loyalty our customers appreciate,”

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Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1 | TechCrunch

Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1 | TechCrunch | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed..
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Pros and Cons of Using Fitness Trackers for Employee Wellness

Pros and Cons of Using Fitness Trackers for Employee Wellness | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
The number of organizations using fitness trackers, such as Fitbit, for corporate wellness is expected to skyrocket. Before diving headfirst into a high-tech employee wellness initiative, companies should be aware of the potential benefits and risks.
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Virtual reality devices need to sell 1 million units before Ubisoft gets interested

Virtual reality devices need to sell 1 million units before Ubisoft gets interested | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Executive Lionel Raynaud says VR devices like Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus need to put up big sales numbers to be "viable for development."
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MediaPost Publications Why People Don't Use Smartphones to Shop 02/27/2014

MediaPost Publications Why People Don't Use Smartphones to Shop 02/27/2014 | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Why People Don't Use Smartphones to Shop - 02/27/2014
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13 Video Games That Are Even More Frustrating Than Flappy Bird

13 Video Games That Are Even More Frustrating Than Flappy Bird | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
There was you thinking a 2D side-scroller was infuriating. Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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Companies increase spending on wellness programs | Wichita Eagle

Companies increase spending on wellness programs | Wichita Eagle | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Corporate employers will spend an average of $594 on employee wellness programs this year, according to a new employer survey by the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments.
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The amount is a 15 percent increase from 2013 and is more than double the amount spent five years ago, according to a news release.

 
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Startup Cuff Bridging Style, Safety With New Wearables

Startup Cuff Bridging Style, Safety With New Wearables | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Wearable computing gadgets are usually super ugly. A startup called Cuff is looking to change that.
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E*Trade alumni launch their next big thing

E*Trade alumni launch their next big thing | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Stock-trading site Kapitall woos investment-shy millennials with its online 'playground.'
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5 Things You Didn't Know About How Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep (And Health)

5 Things You Didn't Know About How Your Mattress Affects Your Sleep (And Health) | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
You wouldn't run a marathon or hike a mountain without the right gear. And yet, despite spending a third of our lives sleeping, many of us haven't adequately prepared in the bedroom -- when it comes to mattresses, that is.

Not that we don't recogn...
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The new beds resulted in "a significant decrease in stress,"

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Apple Meeting: Will iPhone Maker Buy the Electric Car Company?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Apple Meeting: Will iPhone Maker Buy the Electric Car Company? | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
Apple may be considering acquiring the electric car giant.
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Apple is looking to put a hand in medicine, exploring sensor technology that could help predict heart attacks.

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How Amazon Prime Is Driving Up Shipping Costs

How Amazon Prime Is Driving Up Shipping Costs | Prepaid Visa Card Incentive Opptys | Scoop.it
E-commerce is changing the way we shop, ship, creating inefficiencies that never existed.
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For every dollar of revenue the company earned in 2013, it paid out $0.09 for shipping up from $0.07

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