Blog

Ideas from RedCarpet about building credit and inspiring financial know-how.

  • Fake(r) News

    A lot of people ask us why doesnt RedCarpet (or its founders) get featured on lots of the popular news sites or startup magazines. Does that mean we are not newsworthy ? Given the number of resumes we receive from our competitors, I would say we dont have a risk...
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  • RedCarpet's Response to Cloudbleed

    Cloudflare and Google’s Project Zero published details of a security incident affecting websites and apps that use Cloudflare, nicknamed “Cloudbleed.” This bug has a high probability to lead to compromise of sensitive PII data (like usernames and passwords) from websites and APIs that use Cloudflare. There is no risk to...
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  • High Availability Using Docker Swarm

    At RedCarpetUp, one of our main challenges has been how to multiply the productivity of our developers so they can build meaningful and disruptive software, while reducing mindless tasks to a bare minimum. Its not just about not doing boring work, but that repetition induces errors. One of these task...
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  • Please Sir, Can I Have Some More?

    When we started building RedCarpetUp, we set out a very simple target - build a platform (P.S. not a software tool) that solves a small retailers biggest pain point : the ROI of customer marketing. Hitting that target has been a monumental effort - building fundamental technology around desktop software...
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  • This stuff really works! Here… take my money

    When we started building RedCarpetUp, we set out a very simple target - build a platform (P.S. not a software tool) that solves a small retailers biggest pain point : the ROI of customer marketing. Hitting that target has been a monumental effort - building fundamental technology around desktop software...
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  • The greasy underpan + RedCarpet = win

    Bryan Menell wrote  very interesting article on Techcrunch today titled “The Greasy Underpan Of Restaurant Tech”. Bryan takes a look at individual problems that startups are trying to solve in the restaurant space and explain why the large value proposition is not there. We completely agree ! Now, that might...
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  • Mobile Payments is a twist on identity rather than transactions

    Catherine Tucker of Techcrunch wrote an article today on Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems. Here she makes the (absolutely accurate) observation that “In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data…..Smartphone payment systems like Apple Pay are an important method...
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