Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at today’s payments and commerce news. Coverage includes a new, comprehensive look at the QSR world, and Apple’s good day before the U.S. Supreme Court. Walmart is going further with blockchain, Google has a new plan to take on Amazon and consumers sound off on sharing data.
The new Restaurant Readiness Index examines a random selection of 178 QSRs and finds that one player offers consumers a complete portfolio of convenient food options.
Justices said they would hear Apple’s appeal of the case that revived a potential class-action lawsuit by iPhone buyers over the commissions it gets via its App Store.
One of the patents covers a system that would let households manage their electricity bills through cryptocurrency.
Major retailers have signed on for a new advertising program with Google that makes their products appear in search, as well as through its smart, voice-activated Assistant, with a universal shopping cart that routes purchases through its Express shopping delivery service.
U.S. consumers are becoming more open to engaging in data exchanges in return for better offers and services.