A group of researches at the Free University of Berlin found that people who are prone to seeking rewards (like food and sex) are more likely to be active on Facebook.
Quirky loyalty startup Belly has raised $12 million in the first tranche of its second round of funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Lightbank, Cisco Systems, and 7-11′s venture arm, 7-Ventures.
Causora is a social giving platform that rewards donations with gift cards. It launched today and announced a round of angel funding.
Ticketfly unveiled its latest product Fanbase, a suite of customer analytics products that founder Andrew Dreskin said is a first of its kind. Venues and event promoters can use Fanbase to identify their top fans and offer them rewards for loyalty.
Seattle-based Everymove has closed $3.5 million in funding for its health care mileage program. The company also just launched its Android app, which follows an iPhone app that lets employees gain points for eating nutritious meals and going to the gym.
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As if watching TV on the couch is not tempting enough, Viggle has made it even more alluring by rewarding viewers for checking into a show from their smart device.
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Kiip released its own app today, charmingly called “Kiipsake,” which acts as a digital wallet where people can store all their Kiip rewards.
Editor's Pick Rewards network Kiip announced today that it closed $11 million in a second round of investment. The funding will go towards expanding Kiip’s rewards system beyond gaming, infusing ‘moments of happiness’ into everyday life.
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When Jesse Schell talks, the game industry listens. A talk he gave at the Dice Summit in 2010 garnered hundreds of thousands of views as he talked about the logical extension of spreading game rewards beyond games. This year, the professor of entertainment technology at Carnegie Mellon University has elaborated on that vision in talks on a topic he calls The Pleasure Revolution.
Kiip and GameSalad are announcing a partnership today that could ensure lots of new mobile games will have ad-based rewards baked into them from the start.
Small businesses need an easy way to deploy rewards programs for their customers, and Points.com is trying to achieve that with its new Magento storefront application.
Mobile rewards startup Shopkick has partnered with credit giant Visa to incentivize purchases made within a brick and mortar retail store, the companies announced today.
Gowalla, one of the earliest and best-known services that lets you share your location with friends, today released the newest version of its Android application, dubbed Gowalla 3, according to the company’s blog.
Badgeville, a white-label platform for publishers looking to integrate social rewards into their websites, announced today that it has raised a $2.5 million round.
Scvngr, the check-in application that asks users to complete activity challenges, just announced a strategic partnership with major drink distributor Coca Cola. The two have joined forces to give users who check-in to certain Simon Malls across United States the opportunity to earn points and rewards like gift cards and other Coke-branded merchandise.
Popular mobile check in application Foursquare today launched a new pilot program with Pepsi and Safeway that integrates check ins with loyalty rewards, reports business magazine Fast Company.
Millions of consumers use location-based mobile apps to check-in to locations every day. But CheckPoints, a new mobile shopping application, is looking to take check-in services to the next level by asking you to check into products within stores. Each check-in rewards the user with points that can be redeemed for prizes like gift cards, miles or gadgets. The iPhone app is expected to be approved today or tomorrow by Apple.