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App Annie CEO Sees Mobile Commerce Growing Fast – Bloomberg

App Annie CEO Sees Mobile Commerce Growing Fast<p>App Annie CEO Sees Mobile Commerce Growing Fast<p>App Annie CEO Sees Mobile Commerce Growing …

Retirement Savings Strategies for Clients in Their 40s | Investopedia

Retirement planning in your 40s is very different than retirement planning at any other age. Forty-somethings are stuck in between two major …

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead and succeeding we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.<p>One …

Digital credit card replacement Coin is almost ready to swipe — the Coin Beta begins today

Coin Beta, launching today, gives backers early access before a spring launch<p>Since digital card holder Coin was announced last November, the team behind it has done a lot of thinking. To battle fraud, they've implemented an optional morse code unlocking system. To help manufacture the more than …

Look for VMware and Red Hat to get with the mobile development program

Mobile app development is big. If you don’t believe it, check out Microsoft’s Azure Mobile Services. Or AWS Mobile Services. Or Google’s Mobile …

Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alberto Jimenez is director of mobile payments at IBM. Jimenez was most recently Director of Global Mobile Solutions at Citigroup.</i><p>In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we …

Amazon undercuts Square and PayPal with its own mobile card reader

Square's grand plan to democratize credit card payments has inspired a clutch of imitators, the latest of which is Amazon. The company has just announced Amazon Local Register, a credit card reader and app combination that'll enable small businesses to take payments they wouldn't otherwise get, as …

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

Apple in Talks With Retailers About Mobile Payments Service

Apple is in talks with several high-profile retail store chains about a mobile payment service, reports <i>9to5Mac</i>. Citing a source with knowledge of the discussions, the site suggests Apple is speaking with retail store brands that sell luxury clothing and premium goods to gauge interest in such a …

Tim Hortons launches new mobile payment service

The mobile payment service allows you to pay for your order by registering your Tim Card on your smartphone, and then simply scanning the barcode on …

Tim Hortons

A New Crop Of Apps Could Finally Convert People To Mobile Payments

Already, PayPal-owned Venmo, one of the leading mobile P2P apps, says it saw $314 million in transaction volume on its app last quarter.<p>The problem is that there's little to no revenue earned by these mobile P2P apps in facilitating money transfers between people. But if an app like Venmo gets into …

Apple has at least twice as many credit cards on file as Amazon

If one chart could show just how well-positioned Apple is to make a move into mobile payment, this tweet from Horace Dediu is it. iTunes has four times as many active accounts as Amazon – and since we know from Tim Cook that “the majority of those have credit cards behind them,” that means Apple …

Best payment and wallet apps for iPhone: Square Wallet, PayPal, Passbook, and more!

Don't want to weed through payment cards at the cash wrap? Try these payment and digital wallet apps for iPhone instead!<p>Looking for the best iPhone …

FinTech

The Problem with Being Too Nice

Leaders are placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to be relatable, human and … nice. Many yield to this instinct, because it feels much easier to be liked. Few people want to be the bad guy. But leaders are also expected to make the tough decisions that serve the company or the team’s best …

Fingerprint Scanners on iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5 Compared in New Video

Apple debuted its Touch ID fingerprint sensor in September of 2013 with the iPhone 5s, making it the first major smartphone to include fingerprint recognition technology. Samsung followed with its own version of a fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S5, which is slated to be released on April 11.<p>A …

The Future Of Mobile! [SLIDE DECK]

The topic was an overview of the mobile industry.<p>Analyst Tony Danova and the BI Intelligence team put together an excellent deck for the event, using data from the BI Intelligence archive.<p>A link to the deck is below. Hope you enjoy it.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a research and analysis service focused on</i> …

Henry Blodget

PayPal’s fascination with restaurant smartphone payments travels to the U.K.

Last year, PayPal(s ebay) retooled its iOS and Android apps to introduce a lot of new digital wallet features in the U.S., most noticeably the …

The Credit Card Industry Is Huge and Bloated, Creating Opportunities For Payments Startups To Prosper

That's why the whole electronic payments system is such an attractive target for mobile- and cloud-based payments startups. If they could channel even a sliver of that volume, that translates to millions or hundreds of millions in revenue. But the credit card payments system has evolved into a …

Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial …

How Do You Win The Mobile Wallet War? Be Like Starbucks.

Your money is going mobile. Everyone, from Apple, Amazon, Google, eBay, Square not to mention Visa and MasterCard wants a piece. And for good reason–as I wrote previously– research firm Gartner estimates that mobile payments will top $720 billion a year by 2017, up from $235 billion last year. The …

What Is HTML5? Do I Need It For My Business Website?

By now you may have heard the term HTML5 in your online travels. But do you know what HTML5 really is?<p>It’s important to know because HTML5 gives you …

Goodbye Credit Card Swipes and Signatures, Hello PINs

Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry. Credit cards will have microchips in them. …

10 Things The CEO Can Do To Drive Digital

Forrester held its European Business Technology Forum in London this week — a convocation of CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure and …

Business Technology

Less Than 25% Of Companies Succeed At Digital Experience Delivery [Forrester]

en_US<p>article<p>When it comes to developing mobile apps, creating products for new devices, and unifying the customer experience cross-channel, less than …

New Research: You’re Doing Customer Experience Innovation Wrong

“Innovation” has become a buzzword in the customer experience field.<p>In a recent Forrester survey of 100 customer experience professionals, nearly half of respondents said that their executive team’s strategy for customer experience is market differentiation. And an ambitious 13% said that they’ll …

Opinion & poll: Will in-store iBeacon alerts be a welcome value-add, or a spam nightmare?

iBeacon seems to be making a pretty rapid transition into the mainstream, with stores like Apple, Macy’s, American Eagle, inMarket and bars all adopting it – as well as non-retail applications like Major League Baseball parks.<p>If you’re still not familiar with it, our iBeacon briefing provides the …

Gadgets - DGiT

Google Home vs Amazon Echo – What’s the difference?<p>A.J. Hartless5 days ago<p>If you've decided to bring a smart speaker into your home, the two …

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