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Pingup Extends Reach With New Bing Integration

Online scheduling and ordering platforms have been quietly picking up steam as local merchant adoption rates climb, but the

How Pingup’s Quick Pivot Helped Drive Today’s Impressive Growth

You don’t need me to tell you that the on-demand economy has taken off – and all signs point

How Pingup’s Quick Pivot Helped Drive Today’s Impressive Growth

Pingup is a Boston-based transaction platform for local businesses that lets consumers schedule services and order food directly from

Millennials more accepting of chatbots than previously thought: report

Millennial consumers’ bulwarks against chatbots seem to be weakening, with nearly 55 percent claiming to have positive experiences with

Soleo Announces Pingup as New Partner for Local Search API 2.0

Today, Soleo announced its latest partnership for its newly released Soleo Local Search API 2.0.Pingup, the largest transaction platform

Facebook rolls out recommendation feature that lets your friends tell you what to do

Facebook has launched new features it believes will make the social network “more useful in your everyday life.”

Facebook adds new tools for local discovery and commerce

New call-to-action buttons, powered by a network of third parties, will make Pages much more actionable for both businesses

Build Richer Experiences with Facebook Pages

Pingup is exited to be part of the Pages enhancements today. Read the developers blog for details: Pages are

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

Welcome to Facebook. Now Facebook wants to make sure you never have to leave.  The social network Wednesday introduced

Meal Ordering Bots on Trend Hunter

Pingup recently launched a food ordering bot known as ‘OrderNow’ on the Kik messenger Bot Shop that makes the

Pingup Named Local Visionary Awards Finalist

Pingup was named a finalist in StreetFight’s Local Visionary Award for “Most Effective Integration with an External API.” Partners with Pingup to Power On-Demand Ordering for Leading Online Publishers

We are excited to announce our partnership with, the leading destination for on-demand ordering from restaurants, liquor stores, grocery

Pingup and EatStreet Set the Table for Simple Digital Food Ordering

Two powerhouses in the chain that links that Chicken Phad Thai to the plate on your table are partnering

Mobile search’s role expands as cross-platform partnerships bloom

Mobile Commerce Daily interviewed CEO Mark Slater to discuss the broader mobile search trend evidenced by Pingup’s partnership with Yahoo.

Pingup Partners with Yahoo to Expand Online Booking for Local Services

Pingup Partners with Yahoo to Expand Online Booking for Local Services

What the Heck is ‘Conversational Commerce?,’ Part II (video)

Watch the video of the entire BIA/Kelsey ENGAGE conference session on chatbots with Pingup and KIK. “Conversational commerce is the

Pingup mentioned by TechCrunch in “The rise of APIs”

Pingup was included in the visual of TechCrunch’s article “The rise of APIs” as an example of the new

[CEO Interview] Pingup Automates Local Commerce Through Buttons And Bots

Pingup CEO Mark Slater recently chatted with tech industry journalists at SuperbCrew. Read his interview about the future of

Pingup Study Featured in LSA Insider: 40% of Online Appointment Scheduling Happening After-Hours

Greg Sterling at LSA Insider wrote an article based on consumer insights from Pingup’s Q1 data. He provides a

Millennial texting bias an argument for services like Pingup

Pingup was featured in a well-crafted article by Greg Sterling about the tectonic shifts happening in local caused by Millennial
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Pingup reports outstanding Q1 results and expanded Boston team

Leading aggregation platform for local service transactions nearly doubled bookings and nearly tripled transaction value in Q1 2016. Pingup,

Pingup Featured in Analyst Brief [Video]: What the Heck is ‘Conversational Commerce?’

Mike Boland, Chief Analyst & VP at BIA/Kelsey, shares an articulate overview of conversational commerce and its impact on

Street Fight “Automating Local Commerce: Rise of the Chatbots” article quotes Pingup exec

Street Fight published a thoughtful piece on how chatbots will be changing local commerce. We agree! Read the article

Pingup Wins 2016 LSA Award for Best Local Commerce Services

Award coincides with report release: “The Local Chatbot Disruption: The Upcoming Collision between Messaging and Local” March 10, 2016

Pingup Appointments Anywhere™ API and business model wins LSA award

With 100 entries this year, the competition was fierce for the 2016 Ad-to-Action Awards. Pingup was awarded top honors

Bot Local: Making Appointments Is Getting a Lot More Fun

Welcome to the future — which is also a vision of the recent past. Today, location- and service-oriented bots
Street Fight - Got Bots? Interview with Pingup

Street Fight features Pingup Booking API for Bots

Street Fight has published an article, written by Rick Robinson, that covers Pingup’s solutions for powering conversational commerce. The piece

Pingup Expands Publisher Network with YP

Pingup Expands Publisher Network to Connect Local Service Businesses with 250 Million Monthly Local Searches* February 17, 2016 –

Pingup selected as finalist for 2016 LSA Ad-to-Action Awards

Pingup is proud to be selected as a finalist for the 2016 LSA Ad-to-Action Awards. LSA received 100 entries from

Pingup included in BIA/Kelsey video on Local Service Commerce

BIA/Kelsey recently published a video titled “Service Commerce: The Real Local Opportunity” that includes and interview between Booker CEO Josh

Pingup Welcomes Nermin Serifovic, VP Engineering

Pingup is growing its team to bolster market traction as we become the world’s leading aggregation platform for local

In Preparation for Publisher Scaling, API Provider Pingup Adds Walt Doyle as New Chairman of the Board

Boston – July 29, 2015 – Pingup, provider of the industry’s first API that enables directories, search providers and

Pingup’s VP of Business Development on Benjamin’s Desk

Katie Cohen from Benjamin’s Desk draws attention to Pingup’s Ron Braunfeld and his veteran entrepreneurship skills and knowledge in

Pingup in The Boston Globe: E-booking for services is overdue

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner spoke with Pingup CEO Mark Slater last week about Pingup’s role in online scheduling and

Will services finally move into the Internet age?

Talk about your premature predictions. Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column for a now-defunct business magazine asserting that

Recap of LSA15: The Impact of Mobile Scheduling, Booking, Payments

Pingup executive, Charles Dyer, was a keynote speaker at last week’s LSA15 in Los Angeles, California, where he shared

BIA/Kelsey Local Media Watch – “Pingup’s Mark Slater: Why ‘Task Completion’ Scheduling is Key to LODE”

BIA/Kelsey Local Media Watch recently spoke with Pingup about the Local On Demand Economy (LODE) space. Here are some highlights from the

API Provider Pingup Announces Partnership with CityGrid Media

“Book Now” Integration Powers CityGrid Media’s Local Business Listings with Everywhere Booking Boston – April 16, 2015 – Pingup, provider

Pingup Executive to Speak at 2015 Local Search Association Conference

Charles Dyer will share the stage with representatives from MasterCard and Square to discuss how mobile booking and payments

Pingup Awarded New Patent for Messaging a Business

Boston, MA – March 3, 2015 – Pingup, the provider of the industry’s first mobile API that enables directories

What’s In Store for Local in 2015

Pingup CEO Mark Slater is on Wired Innovation Insights sharing some predictions on where the local industry is heading

Mobile API Provider Pingup Appoints Ron Braunfeld as VP of Business Development

Industry Veteran and Former PayPal Executive Joins Growing Pingup Team Boston – December 16, 2014 –  Pingup, provider of

Local Search Insider – “Hey Publishers: Time to Take a Closer Look at Business Process Services”

Local Search Insider recently mentioned Pingup in an article about scheduling and appointments. Here are some highlights: “Last week

How The ‘Book’ Button Enables a New eCommerce Layer

Pingup CEO Mark Slater and CTO Milenko Beslic are on Wired Innovation Insights talking about a whole new eCommerce layer

Screenwerk – “Pingup Aggregates Local Booking Services, Brings New Scale to Market”

Greg Sterling recently covered Pingup’s API in his blog Screenwerk. Here are some highlights: “…Now startup Pingup thinks it

Street Fight – “Create new revenue opportunities by adding online booking options”

Street Fight recently covered Pingup’s API. Here are some highlights: “The mobile API allows publishers to add booking capabilities to

ZDNet – Pingup Booking API to “redefine online booking services”

Pingup’s API appeared in an article on ZDNet. Here are some highlights: The other notable development is Pingup’s release

Pingup Releases Industry’s First Mobile API for Real-Time Appointment Booking

Enables Business Listings, Directories and Software Providers to Immediately Capture Consumers’ Intent to Purchase Boston – May 7, 2014

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