Want a disruptive UX? The NU! project aims to provide it with its innovative food market. This “green & technophile” area should offer an atypical shopping experience on a “grab-and-go” mode.
The idea: You choose what you want to buy and leave. Thanks to the wristband you wear, the captor placed and the products weight analysis, no need to spend time to pay, the checkout is automatic. You can then follow your expenses from the dedicated mobile app.
Detected via SoonSoonSoon
Soon was an “innovative” mobile bank service provided by Axa since 2014. It included all the standard bank account management & a Visa debit card.
When the historical companies are transforming to propose convergent & simplified offers to its customer, the French market also has to consider the new arrival Orange bank. To face it, Axa chose to stop the Soon commercialisation (planned for September) and migrate all corresponding customers (30.000) to its Axa bank account offer.
This kind of rebranding will include new services manageable from the app directly (e.g. card lock/unlocking, amount limitation) & a multi-channel support.
Detected via ITespresso
Merging, Singular (mobile marketing analytics firm) & Apsalar (mobile app attribution and audience management firm) are now providing businesses with an end-to-end marketing analytics platform.
The goal: to capture data from any source (ad networks, marketing clouds, data warehouses, social channels & marketing analytics systems) & report on its ROI, i.e. providing a multi-touch attribution and cross-device analysis.
Among its customers can already be noticed companies as Lyft, Yelp, Walmart, Zynga, N3twork, Match Group, and LinkedIn.
Detected via VentureBeat
No more need to present N26, the German startup that launched an easy way to open a bank account & manage it almost 2 years ago. After its partnership last September with Vaamo & the investment solution provided by the company, the neo-bank is now partnering with Clark in order to offer this time insurance services.
As Vaamo, Clark has developped an API that will give access to the N26 customers to a robo-advisor’s recommandations directly from the bank-app. The goal: “to improve their insurance situation” assessing all tariffs and scanning the product portfolio of 160+ German insurance providers.
Detected via Finextra
Launched in 2013 in the UK (London), Yoyo Wallet is an easy-to-use app dedicated, for retailers, to identify their customers and follow their consumption and, for shoppers, to access to a secure mobile payment solution (including offline payments thanks to a QR code) & its loyalty program.
Easy registration for the shoppers using their email address (or Facebook account) then liking their payment card. Yoyo do not charge any transaction fee.
With 440K+users & 1,700 POS already registered, the last Yoyo £12m raise will sustain the company’s expansion (partnerships with UK retailers, platform improvement & Europe conquest).
Detected via TechCrunch
Display Interactive, and its flagship UGO, is almost a new-comer in the aeronautic ecosystem as the company started targeting this sector exclusively since 2012.
Specialised in onboard entertainment, the company last innovation aims to provide airlines with a server & a wifi network in cabin. The goal: to offer an improved in-flight CX thanks to this new way to access multimedia content & additional services like taxi booking.
Advantages for airlines: no more wired network needed, even no more back-seat screens as the customers can bring their own devices, less maintenance costs, etc.
Display Interactive provides its UGO services as a pay-as-you-go offer. Thomas Cook & Corsair have already been seduced by the solution.
Detected via l’Usine Digitale
Ayondo, the German FinTech group created in 2008, just launched the Bitcoin trading as the new product of its trading portfolio.
The idea ? To use the cryptocurrency rapid growth to provide its customers with “an easy access to the price movement of Bitcoin without the need to open up an e-wallet to purchase bitcoin in the Internet”.
Whether it is Bitcoin or more traditional currencies, the Ayondo functioning is based on social trading:
- the customer finds the “Top traders” he wants to follow depending on their performance, the nb of followers, their risk score, etc.
- he builds his portfolio simulating his investment performance regarding the traders selected
- he defines his strategy (e.g. automatic trading execution depending on the top traders followed) & starts to invest (£1K min paid by card to follow 5 top traders – or risk-free account)
- he monitors the performances, of his own investment as the one of the “Top traders” he follows through the dedicated trading platform (computer or smartphone TradeHub platform)
Detected via Finextra