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The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Data Visualization

14 Data Visualization Tools to Tell Better Stories with Numbers

<i>By Rob Petersen, {grow} Community Member</i><p><b>If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. – Peter Drucker</b><p>This succinct truth says you can’t know whether …

The state of the nation on SEO, content strategy and earned media

I’m working on an exciting new book project and as part of my research, I had the opportunity to interview Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Marketing and …

The Importance Of Search Data In Your Marketing

When it comes to data utility, search has other digital marketing channels beat hands down. Contributor Alistair Dent explains how to use this and …

Marketing

How To Use Fetch As Googlebot Like An SEO Samurai

For those of you not familiar with this feature in Google Webmaster Tools, contributor John Lincoln explores its capabilities in depth.

SEO

Watch How Fast Americans Spend Money In Real Time

Americans are the top consumers in the world.<p>To illustrate how quickly Americans spend, consumer savings app Retale has put together a chart that counts spending from the moment you click on the page. The graphic was first posted by Sapna Maheshwari at Buzzfeed.<p>In the 500 seconds since we first …

Personal Finance

Can These Virtual Walls Transform A Tiny Windowless Apartment Into A Livable Space?

“It’s made for a future in which having any windows at all would be a luxury,” Schorr says. “We might not really need these ‘mixed reality’ living …

A Simple Explanation of How Shares Move Around the Securities Settlement System

I explained here how money moves around the banking system and how the Bitcoin system causes us to revisit our assumptions about what a payment …

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Simplified card acceptance<p>Pulse reduces payment complexity with a cloud-based, pre-certified, easily accessible gateway technology, which is open for …

The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Why Payments Are Hard, Even For Apple And Google

<i>Editor’s note: Guest author Ohad Samet is an expert in managing fraud and other risks in payments systems. He was previously a senior manager at PayPal and blogs at As Risky At It Gets.</i><p>We hear a lot of chatter about new payment services, and who’s competing in the space, and obviously who’ll win …

Full Lineup Revealed for FinovateEurope 2014 in London - Finovate

It’s official! <b>FinovateEurope 2014</b> will be our largest European conference so far. We’ve topped last year’s record-breaking crowd and tickets are …

5.6 Billion Reasons Bankers Need a Smartphone Strategy Now

Skyrocketing smartphone adoption is a powerful opportunity for bank marketers, but requires careful thought to get right. This article examines how …

Verizon iPhone users get a crack at Isis Mobile Wallet

iPhone wireless subscribers on Verizon Wireless won't be left out of using the Isis Mobile Wallet any longer.<p>On Thursday, Verizon, which is one of three major wireless operators funding the Isis Mobile Wallet, announced that iPhone users can now use the Incipio Cashwrap case and an iOS app …

Banks Can't Close Branches Fast Enough

BRANCH STRATEGIES<br>U.S. banks are closing branches in record numbers as customers are increasing their use of mobile and online banking. Yet, in …

T-Mobile Answers Call of Underbanked as Banks Fail to Pick Up

T-Mobile's bid to provide basic checking services to its mobile phone customers is the latest signal that banks are losing the low end of the …

Banking

Mobile Payments Are Risky for Small Businesses

As mobile payment options become more prevalent among small businesses, so too do the opportunities for fraud, new research shows.<p>A study by …

American businesses are holding credit card security back

Why US credit cards continue to use signatures while the rest of the world uses PINs<p>Readers may have noticed a rash of stories earlier this week hailing the end of the swipe-and-sign credit card in the US in favor of cards that require a PIN, which are standard in Europe and most developed markets. …

Banks Are Designing Branches To Look Like Apple Stores

The days when bank customers were greeted by a person in a conservative suit and then sent to wait in line to speak with a teller are quickly fading. Banks are ditching their stuffy interiors and replacing them with modern, Apple store-like features, all in the hopes of providing the banking …

Banking

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

How T-Mobile’s New Mobile Banking Service Compares With Simple And Amex Serve

T-Mobile today announced its intentions to get into the business of providing banking services to its wireless customers, and any others who want an alternative to traditional banking accounts. The new platform will compete with, and also potentially boost, other, less-known mobile banking …

Cash Is Trash: The Future of Mobile Payment

President Obama recently said he supports efforts to abolish the American penny. But the penny is not alone in its uselessness. All physical coins and dollars will soon be rendered obsolete by the security and convenience of mobile phones and thumbprints.<p>Just as the magnetic strip revolutionized …

BANKING FOR ALL: Drive to ensure world's poor have access to accounts

By<p>Published: 17:08 EDT, 3 February 2014 | Updated: 10:07 EDT, 4 February 2014<p>e-mail<p>6View<br>comments<p>Opening a bank account for the first time has become …

Developing Countries

Birdback wants to link your loyalty cards and vouchers directly to your cash card

Keeping track of all the different offers, vouchers and loyalty card schemes available to you can be a challenge at the best of times, and while lots of apps exist with the aim to combining all this info into one single, easier to manage repository, Birdback wants to get rid of them …

Citi Pushes to Be the ‘Amazon of Banking’

Citi is straining to break ahead of the financial services pack with user-friendly digital tools aimed at making banking with Citi as easy as …

The Currency Cloud Revamps Payments Platform with New Look, Features

The Currency Cloud‘s payments service is set to undergo a significant revamp from today, with a new look and feel being outed alongside new streamlined payment integration and other features.<p>The platform is showing off its new UI – which also now includes a customizable dashboard – and Cash manager …

What Are "Smart" Credit Cards, and Why Are They Coming to America?

It only took the theft of 40 million Target customer credit card details to spur Congress into finally joining the rest of the world in abandoning …