Tag: Houston

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Standard launches cashierless store at the University of Houston

Cashierless tech startup Standard (formerly Standard Cognition) today announced the opening of a retail store retrofitted for a checkout-free experience. The University of Houston’s dining services partner, Chartwells Higher Education, collaborated with Standard to launch Market Next at Technology Bridge, a 24-hour location selling an assortment of snacks, coffee, beverages, microwavable items, and sandwiches.

Platforms like Amazon Go piqued public interest in contactless brick-and-mortar payments, but the pandemic is accelerating adoption as retailers scramble to deliver touchless experiences. In early September, Standard rival Grabango announced the launch of a “no-line” payment experience at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Pittsburgh. And facial recognition terminals like PopID are gaining traction among businesses looking to eliminate spread vectors. Speaking to chargeback company Chargebacks 911, ABC reported banks’ use of contactless payment options has surged 150% since March.

The University of Houston reports that 225 students, faculty, and staff tested positive for COVID-19 between March 2020 and October 1, bringing the case rate to 4.24 per 1,000. The college has adopted a hybrid model to reopening its campuses, with in-person and online services available to students.

Standard says Market Next was retrofitted with the startup’s ceiling-mounted cameras and machine-vision software that associates shoppers with items they wish to purchase. For payment, Standard’s platform integrates with Chartwells’ existing mobile ordering app — Boost — enabling shoppers to check out in as little as 2.3 seconds.

“A big focus has been on reducing the cost of our system and allowing for faster installations, which are key factors allowing us to have installed three stores with Compass, setting the stage to do many more,” CEO Jordan Fisher told VentureBeat via email. “We do expect somewhat lower traffic as a result of the pandemic, but we’re proud to be able to help students come back to campus in

01
Oct
2020
Posted in seo

Houston SEO Service Company Offers Free Video Analysis of Website – Press Release

Chicago Website Design SEO Company in Houston, Texas, has announced that they are offering a free video analysis of a potential client’s website. They want to point out that they are capable of promoting almost any website to the first page of any major search engine, but they prefer to work with companies that have a good reputation, proper funding, and are serious about growth. They offer SEO and SEM services for Houston businesses that allow the business website to be prominent in major US cities.

Jack Lombardi, CEO of Chicago Website Design SEO Company, says, “Our SEO expert services have put businesses on the front pages of Google searches. Our current clients have access to our 5-star customer service with monthly reports and continual communication. Read our client reviews to hear directly from our clients about how our SEO experts work for them. Some of our success stories include placing businesses on the front page of Google searches, number one in competitive keyword searches, and maintaining SEO high ranking positions since 2012.”

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There are a number of benefits from their services. These include the fact that businesses: get a responsive, high traffic website rewarded by Google; get found online for what they do, thus increasing their exposure; grow their brand and improve their bottom line; receive expert website consulting services with SEO experts; get more leads, more customers and more revenue; and get to outperform their competitors online.

For local SEO, Chicago Website Design SEO Company- Houston offers Google My Business (GMB) SEO and Etsy Product SEO. GMB is a Google service that provides businesses with a platform for marketing, advertising, and promoting websites. GMB SEO has the goal of making the business’ website, or a listing containing the website, rank better in the GMB search results. This will