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- Ebates Acquires Cartera Commerce, who provides the back-end for miles and points portals. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes. Ebates has been one of the more generous shopping portals at times, like the Ebates Birthday Celebrations, and has also innovated, to include getting cashback when you use a registered card in store. This would be great to see in store.
- A timely post from Pizza in Motion. Aside from the fact that I apparently tweet a lot about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I think the comments were interesting. Ariana took a different approach, not wrong, but different. . I personally avoid politics (apparently other than ACA). Everyone has their right to their opinion.
- Soon you won’t have to leave the US to tour a Guinness factory. Soon you’ll only have to travel to Baltimore.
- This is probably my favorite enhancement that Greg the Frequent Miler has added to his blog in ages (probably since he added the daily portal alerts). The series is entitled “You’ve Gotta See This” and is essentially destination guides, with excellent photographs, written by J.M. Hoffman. Definitely one of the highlights of my week (especially considering the first installation is about Australia, perhaps my favorite country to visit).
- Doctor of Credit reports that Bank of America is closing credit card accounts.
- Amazon continues to build out its infrastructure with an air cargo hub, to compliment Prime Air.
- Loosely under reselling, but really Oren focuses on a different type of points than I think most of us focus on when reselling. But I even see this trend changing for myself too. At least, when shopping portals aren’t offering spend bonus.