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3 Creative Ways to Advance Your Omni Channel Retail Business

For a successful company, every platform, every avenue is a sales opportunity. A retail business can’t afford to bury their head in the sand any …

Mobile payments aren’t taking off because our body parts are too difficult to scan

Mobile payments were supposed to be the future of commerce. But mobile payment adoption has flatlined, despite big pushes from Apple and Samsung.<p>The Federal Reserve’s annual survey on mobile payments found no change in the percentage of respondents who said they had performed a mobile payment with …

Amazon carves its niche in crowded payments field

LAS VEGAS — When Amazon.com reorganized its electronic wallet tool as a stand-alone business in 2014, it was raising its bid in a field crowded by …

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough

PCM materials exhibit two stable states, the amorphous (without a clearly defined structure) and crystalline (with structure) phases, of low and high …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

We've entered the most profound era of change for financial services companies since the 1970s brought us index mutual funds, discount brokers and ATMs.<p>No firm is immune from the coming disruption and every company must have a strategy to harness the powerful advantages of the new financial …

Financial Services

65 Facts About How We Shop Online

A new infographic from coupon and deals site BargainFox reveals 65 statistics about ecommerce psychology in 20 key categories that most affect …

Mobile payments too slow? Big banks introduce speedy new plan.

The system, known as clearXchange, went live for Bank of America and US Bank customers this week.<p>Beginning this week, customers at several of the …

Online Checkout & Payment Integration Services

Payment API<p>Build your own frictionless checkout experience with the Payment API.<br>Our REST-based, easy-to-integrate Payment API lets you build your …

Underground Markets Online: Criminals Test Stolen Card Data on Charity Websites

Cybercriminals have been making generous donations to the charity organization as a way of verging stolen credit data and pushing up sales in dark …

6 Best Pricing Table WordPress Plugins to Improve Conversions

The best thing about WordPress is the Plugins. We all are aware of the kind of functionalities we can add on a single WordPress driven website, …

How mobile payment company Square works and how it makes money

The company was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey after his co-founder Jim McKelvey struggled to accept a credit card payment for a piece of art he created.<p>Now it's generating more than $850 million annually.<p>How?<p>Mostly, Square allows merchants to accept mobile credit card payments via a plastic dongle …

PayPal vs Stripe vs Authorize.net vs Amazon Payments

<i>This is a contribution by Shaun Quarton.</i><p>These days, practically anyone can run an online business – all that you need, really, is a website.<p>And, with …

eCommerce

FacePay?

What if buying something was as easy as Liking it? You’d probably buy a lot more, and buy it through whoever made it so damn simple. Becoming that conduit for payments means more than racking up transaction fees. For the portal to purchase influences not just how you buy, but what.<p>Today, purchases …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p>Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula …

Recipes

Thrive15 aims to be the Khan Academy for small businesses, but can the middle-America site teach Valley-style methods?

If our Startups Anonymous series has taught us anything, it’s that nobody in Silicon Valley knows what the hell they’re doing. From raising funding …

A Cooking Machine That Lets You Make Dinner In Your Kitchen–From Anywhere

The machine and digital platform, called the Collaborative Cooking project, was actually designed to test what happens when multiple chefs cook the …

Privacy can be lucrative – Silent Circle just pulled in $30M in funding

Proving there’s money in privacy these days, secure communications firm Silent Circle has announced a $30 million funding round from investors …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Mallzee Is A Tinder-Esque Shopping App That Lets Your Friends Play Fashion Police

Swipe right if you like. Swipe left if you don’t. Mallzee, a ‘personal shopper’ for iOS, has a Tinder-esque UI, underpinned by its own recommendation engine, to make clothes shopping simple, efficient <i>and</i> fun.<p>But it also has a clever social twist. The app lets you share the item you intend to buy …

PandoMonthly Los Angeles with Jason Calacanis, the full interview

Jason Calacanis joined us Thursday for the last PandoMonthly Los Angeles event of the year, where he discussed what he's learned as an entrepreneur, …

Calacanis on Twitter: I've never been more wrong in my career

Jason Calacanis is a larger than life personality. He’s had some moderate successes as an entrepreneur, founding Silicon Alley Insider and Weblogs, …

Chefs@Google: Yuichi Natori