Karim El Khoury

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9 Cocktails Every Guy Should Know

Whether you ply the trade or not, everyone is a bartender on occasion. And every home bartender or party-hosting drinks maker can benefit from …

Are Mobile Payment Apps Safe?

A recent study noted that almost half of the world's credit card fraud takes place in the U.S., although we only account for a quarter of the global credit card volume. Many experts attribute this disparity to the fact that the U.S. has lagged behind the rest of the world in adopting EMV chip …

#Mobile Payment #Startup MyCheck Raises $5M From Santanders Innoventures Fund

MyCheck, another startup that wants to make it easy to pay your restaurant bill using your mobile phone, has closed a $5 million Series B. However, …

Dataconomy Home

Digital data continues to expand exponentially, according to the authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think. …

10 mobile payment systems you need to know

Modern technology is moving us closer and closer to a cashless future. Here are 10 of the mobile payment products leading the charge.<p>Nearly every day …

To Win, Payment Companies Need to Blend Mobile and Brick and Mortar

The line between in-store and in-app payments is blurring and the channels are not as distinct as they used to be.<p>In this environment, all of the …

Samsung Pay digital payment system rivalling Apple Pay seemingly gets release date

Samsung pay, touted by the South-Korean technology company's loyalists across the world as the answer to Apple Pay has now got a potential release …

Can Apple Pay Work at Sit-Down Restaurants? Cover, an Uber-Like Payments App, Says Yes.

"People genuinely love Apple Pay."<p>Shoppers can use Apple Pay to tap and pay with their phones at brick-and-mortar stores. They can also use Apple Pay on their phone to pay for stuff within apps. But what about using Apple Pay <i>in</i> an app to pay <i>at</i> a brick-and-mortar location?<p>That’s what a few hundred …

Ukrainian company plans to launch order ahead app in the US

Dec. 29, 2014<p>Ukraine-based Settle plans to lauch its mobile payments service for restuarants in the San Francisco area sometime in January, according …

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Dec. 19, 2014 | by Will Hernandez<p>Apple Pay might have been the most discussed mobile payments story in 2014, but data breaches were top-of-mind with …

Walt Disney World adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet acceptance

Dec. 22, 2014<p>The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will begin accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet and other contactless payment cards on Christmas …

Square begins to phase out Wallet

Dec. 23, 2014<p>Square Wallet is not longer active at Starbucks but the two companies will continue to work together as Square processes payments for …

3 Reasons Why Your Restaurant Requires a Mobile Payment Solution

Providing a mobile payment solution at your restaurant will increase efficiencies, and provide payment options to your customers.

NYC Considers Mobile Payment Of Parking Tickets With Bitcoin

If retailers and e-commerce platforms can do it, forward-thinking city agencies can’t be far behind when it comes to new ways of getting you to cough …

The chicken or the egg? Loyalty will drive mobile payments

Dec. 16, 2014 | by Tiago Soromenho<p>The conversation around mobile payments has grown undoubtedly louder.<p>Along with the wide-eyed optimism and …

Artists' Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Home / ArtArtists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>By Alice Yoo on December 26, 2014<p>Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

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These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

One Reason Why Businesses May Avoid Apple Pay

And there's one big technology problem that could stand in the way, according to a new analyst note from UBS — Apple Pay doesn't let merchants "push" deals to people's phones when they're in or near a store.<p>Mobile payments expert Richard Crone talked to UBS about Apple Pay's hurdles.<p>He told UBS …

Top 10 films of 2014: complete US chart

10. The Lego Movie<p>What we say: Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art as commerce, and commerce as fun. It’s also an attack on corporate mono-culture. And a deconstruction of stupid …

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

With less than two weeks until Christmas, it is now officially crunch time. People across the country will be spending money on last-minute gifts …

The Most Surprising Photos of 2014

An impersonator of Star Wars character 'Darth Vader' stands on the roof of a van during an election campaign event for t<p>... VIEW MORE<p>SERGEY …

74 Of The Most Amazing News Photos Of 2014

These are some of the most thought-provoking images you will see from this year in news.

Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon

Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.<p>Looks like you've hit your article limit. Please or …

United Airlines buys iPhone 6 Plus for all its flight attendants to handle payments, manuals & more

United Airlines announced today that its more than 23,000 flight attendants will soon be carrying the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus for company use and servicing customers. The airline says it will be rolling out Apple’s phablet to its flight attendants starting next year during the second quarter and be …

Microsoft Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Apps and Content

Microsoft has just begun accepting Bitcoin payments for its US users to make digital purchases from from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video stores.<p>Users who want to buy apps, games, and other content using the digital currency can log in to the Billing section in their …

Apple and IBM Just Showed Everyone The Future Of Enterprise Mobile Apps

Apple and IBM announced a partnership to help companies build better mobile apps in July. The partnership offered services that ranged from procuring and managing devices to actual application development. Today, the two companies released the initial fruits of their labors. I met with Apple and …

Here Are The Best And Worst Mobile Banking Apps

And it's even more convenient when you can do it on your phone with an app.<p>Unfortunately though, banking apps aren't always user friendly.<p>MagnifyMoney looked at the app store ratings of the top 50 bank and credit union apps to see which ones users liked and which ones they didn't.<p>They found that …