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India’s m-commerce landscape in 2016: hyperlocal and growing fast

As 2016 begins, mobile commerce in India is undergoing an exciting transition. The country has seen an impressive rise in everyday commerce conducted via mobile devices. A market report released last year by consulting firm Zinnov estimated that India’s market for mobile commerce was worth $2 …

Mobile Devices

8 Emerging Fintech Startups to Watch in 2016

From automated payments processors to lending firms, financial tech companies are poised to steal up to $4.7 trillion from banks. Here are the rising startups to keep on your radar.<p>As consumer trust in the banking system falters, a growing number of tech startups are poised to steal away up to $4.7 …

What is innovative leadership?

In 2014, I wrote about the “8 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader“, and listed those characteristics as the following:• Visionary<br>• Empathetic<br>• Models …

Innovation

What To Make Of BCG's New 50 Most Innovative Companies List

• Tesla jumped from 41rst in 2013 to 3rd this year, a 38 position increase.<br>• Apple and Google hold on to first and second rankings this year.<br>• 79% of senior executives ranked innovation as either the top-most priority or a top-three priority at their company.<br>• 50% of senior executives predict technology …

Innovation

Never quit a job you hate without first doing this

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4 technologies that could kill the password

The problem is that a string of letters and characters alone will always be relatively easy to hack or steal, especially through trickery like phishing attacks over email. And to make matters worse, many people use the same password for more than one account, making it easier to get hold of all …

Now You Can Pick Your Hospital Like Your Restaurants--On Yelp

With data on wait times, and more<p>If you love reviewing restaurants on Yelp, health care centers might be the next big thing. They’re about to get decked out with a lot more information thanks to a partnership between Yelp and nonprofit investigative journalism outlet ProPublica, according to a blog …

Health Care

PayPal still winning the mobile wallet Game of Thrones

<i>This story was originally sent to thousands of professionals just like you in this morning's PAYMENTS INSIDER daily newsletter. Don't be left in the dark while your competition gets ahead each morning. Learn more about our 7-day FREE trial now»</i><p>Mobile wallet adopters likely to opt for PayPal over …

IDC: Tablet shipments grew 11.5% in Q3 2014, but leaders Apple, Samsung, and Asus all lost market share

The tablet market continues to grow, albeit not as quickly as before. Q4 2013 saw 53.8 million units ship worldwide, up 11.5 percent from 47.6 million the same quarter last year according to market research firm IDC.<p>The top three tablet makers maintained their positions: Apple was first, Samsung …

iOS 8 fights unwanted location tracking with randomized MAC addresses

Apple will score some major privacy points with iOS 8.<p>The tech giant has changed iOS so that the operating system will hide the real, unique MAC (Media Access Control) address of an iPhone or iPad scanning Wi-Fi networks, reports Quartz. By generating a random, locally administered MAC address in …

Use of contactless cards exceeds £100m for first time

<b>For the first time spending via contactless payment cards has exceeded £100m in a month, The UK Cards Association has announced.</b><p>Consumers in the UK spent £109.2m on their contactless cards in March, three times what they spent a year ago.<p>The cards can be used to pay for purchases of up to £20, by …

FinTech

iOS App OptimizeMe Encourages You To Make The Most Of Your Day

I have so many pastimes that I like to say that my hobby is hobbies. I knit, scrapbook, build miniature dioramas, go on long walks, and take many cat photos that I then spend hours editing in VSCO. Unfortunately, I often let my craft supplies sit idle for weeks while I spend hours surfing the web …

Mobile App Usage Increases In 2014, As Mobile Web Surfing Declines

New data from app analytics provider Flurry released today states that native app usage on smartphones is continuing to grow at the expense of the mobile web. The company claims that users are now spending 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile devices as of March 2014, up from 2 hours, 38 …