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Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013
  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held
Real World Cloud NFC Mobile Payments
I went on a shopping spree yesterday using my Nexus 7 Android tablet to pay via NFC. I wanted to test out KitKat’s new NFC abilities
Is Bitcoin the Gateway to Mobile Money?
If you are involved in mobile money at all, you’ve likely been keeping a keen eye on Bitcoin. The controversial digital currency is getting a
Why NFC mobile payments aren’t dead yet
Android 4.4 KitKat puts NFC on life support NFC fatigue seems like it’s almost become rigor mortis in my conversations with issuers and merchants over the
Mobile Money Trust Issues
Just read an interesting article on the South African based site Business Insight on how consumers are not warming up to mobile money. It cites research that
Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers
My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already
October Mobile Money Round Up
 October has been a busy month around the world for mobile money, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories with you.  From
Complex eco-systems only works in equilibrium. An argument for using Chaos Theory in Mobile Payments.
Equilibrium is a beautiful state for any eco-system to be in. In this state, all participants are participating and growing at the same rate. In

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Target Snaps Up Mobile Shopping Innovation with Image Recognition App
The retailer's new app, In a Snap, aims at improving its foothold in the mobile shopping space by allowing users to take pictures of Target products in print (magazines, catalogs and newspapers) and then simply click to buy.

The free app, which uses advanced image recognition technology, allows consumers to have their product shipped or

LinkedIn Hopes to Boost B2B Marketing with Latest Acquisition

To that end, LinkedIn has just acquired Bizo, a formidable player in business audience marketing.

“Bizo offers technology and products that enable measurable display and social advertising programs specifically focused on professional audience segments,” LinkedIn said in a written statement.

The transaction is valued at approximately $175 million.

LinkedIn says B2B marketers

Report: Apple moving toward mobile payments this fall

With rumors, patents and reports pointing to Apple releasing their long awaited smartwatch alongside a larger iPhone 6 this fall, there is new speculation that Apple will also venture into mobile payments. According to The Information, Apple is currently in talks with Visa and other credit card companies about a

Mobile marketing continues to be a struggle for Google

Although Google has proudly held its position as central and key to online advertising as a whole, when it comes to mobile marketing, specifically, it is becoming increasingly clear that the search engine is having a hard time spanning the gap to the smaller screen.

Although consumers may be using their smartphones
Zuckerberg Confirms: A Mobile Payments System Will Come To Facebook Messenger

Zuckerberg warned, somewhat testily, that payments were coming in the long-run, "years," to be precise, not the short-run. Facebook wasn't going to take "the cheap and easy approach and just try to put ads in or do payments and make some money in the short term. ... we're not going to

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