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How Bitcoin Works

Bitcoin is a digital currency that exists almost wholly in the virtual realm, unlike physical currencies like dollars and euros. A growing number of proponents support its use as an alternative currency that can pay for goods and services much like conventional currencies. Bitcoin is the first and …

Online Travel Sales Explode in Latin America

Consumers in Latin America are making more and more travel purchases online as individual markets begin to see higher internet penetration. In …

Barclays Bank

Consumers Spend More Time with Mobile as Online Growth Slows

The shift to mobile is on. According to eMarketer estimates, time spent using mobile devices for activities such as internet and app use, gaming, …

Mobile

How Consumers Are Using Their Phones, And What It Means

Where is this consumer attention being focused?<p>The biggest beneficiaries have been mobile apps. Time spent on apps dwarfs time spent on the mobile Web, and smartphone owners now spend 127 minutes <i>per day</i> in mobile apps.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, we analyze the main mobile usage trends …

Mobile

Why Mobile Payments Are Set To Explode

Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a new move — away from fixed-point, card-based transactions and toward those completed on mobile. The old dream of the "digital wallet" is coming true in a very particular mobile-led fashion.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI</b> …

FinTech

What Social Media Platforms Are Right For Your Brand?

Brands and businesses that are invisible on social media will miss a chance at engagement that their competitors might seize. More importantly, there are already well-known cases of brands that successfully revitalized their images or launched themselves thanks to social media wins. The benefits to …

Public Relations

Forrester: $2.1 Trillion Will Go Into IT Spend In 2013; Apps And The U.S. Lead The Charge

Forrester Research has now released its annual look at the state of IT spend globally, and the analysts project that there will be $2.06 trillion invested across software, hardware, and IT services by enterprises and governments in 2013. Within that, U.S. will be the biggest-spending country by a …

Companies Will Spend $21 Billion On Tablets This Year

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Forrester: $2.1 Trillion IT Spending In 2013 (TechCrunch)</b><br>The research firm forecasts that $21 billion will be …

Mobile