Category Archives: Technology

Layoff, the Game

Using a simple casual game paradigm to comment on the current state of the US financial crisis, both friends and strangers face tough times in an unstable economy. Part dark humor, part grim portent, in the game players play from the side of management needing to cut jobs, and match types of workers in groups in order to lay the workers off and increase workforce efficiency.

http://tiltfactor.org/layoff/play.html

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Forward Thinking

Citibank has introduced a new card “Citi Forward” that:

  • lowers the purchase interest rate by a quarter percent when cardholders use credit wisely
  • rewards points for paying on time and staying under the credit line
  • Spend Tracker: online resource that lets you know how your spending compares to others like you
  • “ThankYou Points” for completing socially responsible acts, such as donating to a local food drive, going paperless, switching to energy efficient light bulbs and volunteering

iCharge It

A new App called ProcessAway allows you to accept credit cards anywhere, anyplace, anytime on your internet connected iPhone. Never pass on a charge only opportunity or sale again!

ProcessAway is your complete mobile processing solution for accepting credit card payments both in and out of the office. Swap meets, street fairs, antique shows, mobile detailing, on-site consultants, taxi cab drivers, tour guides, the list is endless on who could benefit by offering the convenience of accepting credit cards on the spot and the peace of mind getting immediate authorization for the charges.

Contact-less Purchases

With the release of the Blaze Mobile Wallet, iPhone and iPod touch users will be able to purchase movie and event tickets, manage bank accounts at more than 8,000 supported financial institutions, view electronic receipts, and quickly and easily create expense reports all from the palm of their hand.

Get it at the AppStore: www.itunes.com/appstore/