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Apple Pay Starts To Take Off, Leaving Competition In The Dust

Apple Pay almost got buried in the blowout profits of Apple’s first fiscal quarter reported today. But while Apple’s new mobile wallet surely won’t contribute to those profits anytime soon, if ever, it’s clear that new iPhone 6 owners like it. A lot.<p>During the company’s earnings conference call …

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Apple Pay Responsible for Two of Every Three Contactless Payments on Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Since its introduction in October, Apple Pay has accounted for two of every three dollars spent through contactless payments on Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook who shared the information during the company's earnings call for the first fiscal quarter of …

Point-of-Sale Suppliers See Massive Increase in Retailer Interest Following Apple Pay Launch

A new report by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> looks at the early performance of Apple's new electronic payments service, Apple Pay, finding strong signs of momentum behind the service. One of the key signs of interest in mobile payments comes from point-of-sales system suppliers seeing drastic increases …

Forget Stores: Apple Pay Is Already Taking Over Mobile Shopping

Apple Pay doubters question whether anyone will swipe their iPhone at a store checkout counter. But as mobile shopping booms, Apple Pay is already showing huge returns for early adopters.<p>It’s a small sample size, with Apple Pay only out since late October, but so far iPhone owners with the service …

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7 Online Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Can't Market or Sell | Inc.com

An entrepreneur can be successful without being a marketer or salesperson.<p>This might sound a bit odd. After all, an entrepreneur goes into business to sell something--to create a product, to meet a need, or to grow a business, right?<p>That's true. But not every entrepreneur has the talent or …

5 Ways to Increase Your Audience's Time Spent Reading

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, organizations have to do more than just create content and draw audiences to their sites. Now, they have to make sure audiences are actually reading their material.<p>Although several sources on the web state the “goldfish statistic,” …

Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec on the 5 Worst Sales Sins

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Robert Herjavec equates making a sales call to asking someone out on a date. For many salespeople, especially newbies, once the fear of striking out takes hold, it’s over. In a single syllable, the dreaded “no” saps confidence and …

Bill Gates: Apple Pay Is A 'Fantastic' Idea

He wants to make mobile payments much easier and cheaper to use for managing small amounts of money in those nations, he told Bloomberg Television anchor Erik Schatzker.<p>Interestingly, though, Windows Phone doesn't have mobile payments tech the way that Google does with Google Wallet, or Apple does …

Apple Pay might launch on October 20th with iOS 8.1

Apple’s first major iOS 8 seeded to developers this week contained clues that Apple Pay is nearly ready for launch, and according to a report from Bank Innovation, we won’t have to wait much longer to replace our wallets with the new mobile payments solution.<p>The finishing touches are still being …

Build a Culture of Ownership at Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just about every business preaches the benefits of building a culture of accountability.<p>“Leaders need to be accountable,” managers say. “Employees need to be accountable. We must do everything possible to ensure accountability at all …

To Sell Products to Millennials, First Invite Them To Help Develop It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With more than $1.3 trillion in direct annual spending, the millennial consumer better be on the radar of every brand considering the launch of a new product.<p>Millennials have an unparalleled thirst to participate and co-create with the …

Most Leadership Advice Is Useless. Here's What I Really Learned Running 20 Companies.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, James Altucher, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>They fired me. They fired me as CEO. Then they fired me as a board member. Then they took away my shares. And now none of them ever talk to me.<p>I started the …

The 5 Characteristics of Extraordinary Salespeople

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In all of the coverage of Derek Jeter’s fairytale end to a fairytale baseball career, one fact goes unmentioned: across 12,000 plate appearances, Jeter struck out over 1,800 times placing him 13th on the all-time strikeout list. And yet, …

To Turn Potential Into Performance, You Need to Place Confidence in Others

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>CEOs and business owners often lament that “we just don’t have enough talent on our team,”or when they are hiring, “there isn’t a deep enough pool of talent to choose from.”<p>I couldn’t disagree more.<p>We don’t have a talent problem in our …