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A big local win for XIPWIRE: the company announced by email that Stephen Starr’s Pod restaurant is accepting payments from the mobile payment platform. Customers can pay for their meals at the restaurant with their mobile phones.
GIVE A GLANCE
Cashless vendor payment technology company USA Technologies says in a press release that it in the first fiscal quarter ending in September, the company processed 14 million transactions, a total of $25 million, across its 1,200 clients.
Beyond.com has acquired local social media tool provider Orbius. The deal will allow Beyond to provide social media platforms to its business customers.
TicketLeap announced this week that it has launched further internationally in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. More to come, the company tells us.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Last Friday, Kenexa completed its previously announced acquisition of Salary.com, according to a press release.
Poptent notes its community of videographers that Texas Roadhouse has acquired one of the company’s commercials.
RailBandit has officially launched the iPhone version of its RailBandit transit application, as we previewed last week.
StarCite will begin providing industry-specific meeting tools for Life Sciences companies. Having worked closely with healthcare phrmaceutical and life sciences clients, the company developed ways to incorporate regulatory demands of expense tracking, it says in a press release.
In our humble opinion, there’s no shame in promoting once again Switch, our tech demo presentation event that happens tonight. After all, we think that its event like this that will help make Technically Philly a sustainable news resource that can keep that tech coverage comin’. But what the writer of this column is most excited about is the great startups presenting: Don’t miss Azavea, Orpheus Media Research, P’unk Ave, PackLate and Zecovi. And if you can’t make it out, catch the livestream at SwitchPhilly.com.
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