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Burgers, fries and PayPal: Internet payment system rolling out at restaurants

Cash and credit cards are so last year. Kirkland-based Viableware today announced a partnership with PayPal, allowing customers to make purchases with PayPal at restaurants using the company’s handheld payment device. Viableware’s RAIL payment touchscreen interface, as seen to the right, mimics a traditional leather folder for restaurant bills. It allows guests to peruse a digital copy of the bill,… Read More

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P.F. Chang’s, Anthony’s and others to test new restaurant payment system

Seattle area startup Viableware plans to begin testing its new dining payment system at a number of select restaurants, including P.F. Chang’s, Anthony’s Restaurants, Dickie Brennan & Co. and Restaurants Unlimited. The company’s technology allows restaurant patrons to peruse a digital copy of the bill, calculate tips, split the bill, answer survey questions and then “self swipe” credit… Read More

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Video: Is this how we will pay restaurant tabs in the future?

The Boom Noodle restaurant at Seattle’s University Village was buzzing with activity when I stopped by for an early lunch this week. I had been invited there by Viableware CEO Joe Snell who wanted to show off his company’s new Rail device, a patent-pending technology that he believes could transform the way people pay their bills… Read More