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Compass Inc. | Date: 2016-09-20

Embodiments of methods, apparatuses and systems for mobile purchase rewards are described. An embodiment of a method includes receiving confirmation of a transaction that triggers accrual of a reward unit at a processing device. Such an embodiment may further include updating a reward account in response to the transaction using the processing device. Additionally, the method may include notifying the holder of the reward account, via an interface to a mobile communication device, that the reward account has been updated.


Schaefer M.,Washington Technology | Goldman E.,Compass Inc. | Bartuska A.M.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Sutton-Grier A.,The Interdisciplinary Center | And 2 more authors.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Year: 2015

The concept of nature as capital is gaining visibility in policies and practices in both the public and private sectors. This change is due to an improved ability to assess and value ecosystem services, as well as to a growing recognition of the potential of an ecosystem services approach to make tradeoffs in decision making more transparent, inform efficient use of resources, enhance resilience and sustainability, and avoid unintended negative consequences of policy actions. Globally, governments, financial institutions, and corporations have begun to incorporate natural capital accounting in their policies and practices. In the United States, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and federal agencies are actively collaborating to develop and apply ecosystem services concepts to further national environmental and economic objectives. Numerous federal agencies have begun incorporating these concepts into land use planning, water resources management, and preparations for, and responses to, climate change. Going forward, well-defined policy direction will be necessary to institutionalize ecosystem services approaches in federal agencies, as well as to guide intersector and interdisciplinary collaborative research and development efforts. In addition, a new generation of decision support tools are needed to further the practical application of ecosystem services principles in policymaking and commercial activities. Improved performance metrics are needed, as are mechanisms to monitor the status of ecosystem services and assess the environmental and economic impacts of policies and programs. A greater national and international financial commitment to advancing ecosystem services and natural capital accounting would likely have broad, long-term economic and environmental benefits. © 2015, National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.


Patent
Compass Inc. | Date: 2012-03-09

Example systems and methods of identifying customer insights are described. In one implementation, a method generates seed data associated with a likely advertisement audience, and generates sets of interests and demographic clusters based on the seed data. An advertisement campaign is launched based on the sets of interests and the demographic clusters. The demographic clusters are divided into smaller clusters based on advertisement campaign results. The method then identifies interests associated with individuals engaging with specific advertisements.


The present invention relates to a method and system to display information about an object. The system includes a mobile device to relay information about an object to a location content provider. The location content provider formats the information into a visual representation and transmits the information to, one or more digital television provides. One or more of the digital television provides can forward the information to a recipient to display on the recipients television.


Patent
Compass Inc. | Date: 2013-02-04

Example systems and methods of analyzing a social audience are described. In one implementation, a method receives social audience data associated with multiple users. The method identifies multiple preferences associated with the users based on the social audience data. The method further identifies demographic information associated with at least a portion of the users. At least one characteristic of the users is determined based on the multiple preferences and the demographic information.


A method and system for determining a deduction rate from a starting value, which maximizes the deduction rate without reducing the starting value to zero over a given time period. In an embodiment, a method may include using a computer processor to test deduction rates against historical data of previous changes in value of the starting value and determine a target deduction rate that achieves a desired percentage of historically successful outcomes for the starting value, determining a value gap difference between the starting value and an estimated internal value based on historical data, and adjusting the target deduction rate by the value gap difference to determine the deduction rate. The deduction rate may comprise a largest periodic amount that can be deducted from the starting value without reducing the starting value to zero over the given time period.


Patent
Compass Inc. | Date: 2011-04-01

This invention relates to a method and system of providing security guidance in writing software applications. More particularly this invention relates to accessing guidance application linked to a computer and a data base of security features to present a user with suggestive security content in writing software applications. The invention also relates to a non-transitory computer program for use on the computer in writing the software applications.


Methods, systems, and apparatuses for combined electronic payment and transfer for digital banking channels are described. The described embodiments provide a user-facing system for sending money from one account to another account over any one of multiple money movement rails. The embodiments simplify traditional money movement processes, by presenting the user with certain selectable characteristics for the transaction, and then automatically selecting an appropriate money movement rail in the background. The result is a simplified and more intuitive user experience for money movement transactions.


Patent
Compass Inc. | Date: 2011-01-14

Analysis of user communication is described. In one aspect, multiple online social interactions are identified. Multiple topics are extracted from those online social interactions. Based on the extracted topics, the system determines an intent associated with a particular online social interaction.


Patent
Compass Inc. | Date: 2011-09-02

A method and system analyze user interests. In some embodiments, the method identifies online social content associated with multiple users, and identifies a portion of the online social content associated with a first user. The method determines a first user interest based on the portion of the online social content associated with the first user.

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