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IDme 1 acquires student discount provider Perkla

Andrew Hudson   ||   Oct 21, 2014  || has acquired student discount platform Perkla in an announcement at Fashion Digital NY, a fashion and e-commerce centric event for start-up companies. The acquisition intends to protect retailers from fraud, while helping them reach student shoppers in a more personal and direct manner.

Based in McLean, Virginia, is a digital verification company that enables members of various groups to digitally verify their identification online. Perkla, meanwhile, is the brainchild of former Columbia Business School classmates Justin Belmont, Josh Kaplan and Marc Lombardo that provides retail discounts to students shopping online.

Perkla was able to secure partnerships with more than 40 leading student retailers en route to providing a student-centric service that was accessed by student shoppers from over 150 colleges and universities nationwide.’s technology allows student shoppers to prove their identity online, unlocking exclusive student discounts and cash back rewards otherwise unavailable on the web. The Marketplace also rewards students with increased cash back on purchases when they share offers through their Facebook account or if they make repeat purchases through the site.

It seems that is looking to expand into a new market of student shoppers, particularly those who used Perkla, as a way to find deals specifically for students at retailers and brands. Perkla offers deals for a number of recognizable brands including J.Crew, Cole Haan, Apple and the New York Times.

As a result of the acquisition, students using Perkla can now verify their identities and access student-only deals through’s retail rewards marketplace.’s existing network of commercial partners is impressive as well, boasting a roster that includes Under Armour, Nordstrom, Target, Best Buy, Overstock, Macy’s and Walmart amongst others. Per the acquisition, Perkla CEO Justin Belmon will be assigned a new position as’s Director of Product Management to lead’s retail rewards marketplace.

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Penn State adds mobile ordering to campus app

Penn State has added a mobile ordering feature to its comprehensive campus mobile app, Penn State Go. The Penn State Eats Mobile function is available for use by students on the flagship University Park campus, as well as across the university's Commonwealth Campuses.
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NAU leverages delivery robots to support late-night dining

Northern Arizona is leveraging Starship delivery robots and the mobile ordering app in a clever way to prop up late night dining, and putting a twist on the ghost kitchen concept. The university has launched its Hole in the Wall dining window that now serves either pickup or robot delivery for students by offering a number of dining concepts all from a single, concession-style window.
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HID's Technology Partner Program helps companies develop mobile solutions

Trusted identity solutions provider, HID Global, has announced its HID Origo Technology Partner Program, the company’s first program dedicated to partners with a focus on mobile technologies. The Origo Technology Partner Program is designed to help technology partners by providing the ideal platform for organizations to design, test, and market products that integrate with HID Origo via APIs and SDKs.
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