Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch fame - he played oldest son Greg Brady - is moving from Hollywood to Branson, Missouri to pursue his singing career. This is not a stunt for him, or short residency to make some quick cash. He's bought a condo on a lake. He's financially invested into creating a memorable show. And he's doing this because he loves Branson and he knows that if he's going to make it there, he's going to have to become part of the community, because the people of Branson are very kind, but they do not take well to carpetbaggers. Barry feels very good about his prospects in Branson but knows there's a lot of work ahead of him.
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A Very Barry Branson - Clinkle - Netflix
Clinkle was a mobile payments company founded in 2012. In 2013 they raised $25 million.. The product launched to college students on September 24, 2014. The company founder, Lucas Duplan, made the decision to shut down the company in 2015 after extensive piloting revealed that the consumer pain point was not as strong as originally anticipated and increasing future profit margin pressure from Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
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Clinkle released an app for download on Google Play and the iTunes Store. Clinkle first launched on college campuses and targeted merchants near college campuses. Clinkle announced on September 26, 2013 that after two months of opening their college waitlists, over 100,000 students had signed up despite no clear product description. Until September 2014, the app had very limited functionality and only allowed users to join a waitlist with a launch date of September, 2014. Before launching, the company had released limited information about its product, despite significant press coverage. The product was intended to include a mobile app that served as an online wallet. Wallets would be linked to existing credit cards and bank accounts. A June 2013 report by TechCrunch stated that the app was going to use high-frequency sound to send payments between devices; however, the section was shortly retracted. Clinkle confirmed that the product would not require near field communication, a wireless technology used by Google Wallet and Apple Pay. Clinkle stated that the product would also provide merchants with information about their customers for the purpose of targeted sales promotions. Despite its initial launch as an alternative payments processing system, it has lost its technological edge to new products like Venmo, a peer-to-peer payments app, and later Apple Pay, which achieved what the company had originally set out to do. The company decided to pivot, and launched to the public on September 24, 2014 a new flagship downloadable application aimed at college students. The launch debuted a Clinkle Card that allows users to earn rewards for paying at stores and online. After every seventh payment, Clinkle card users are awarded a “Treat”. They can send that Treat to a friend along with a photo and a caption. Some Treats refund the recipient's next purchase. Treats are publicly displayed on a social feed within the app, but the Treat's photo is blurred for the recipient until it's opened. Treats that earn boosts from friends are more likely to open for a free purchase.
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