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Mobile Payments Gaining Ground, But Hold on to Your Wallet

Posted October 23rd, 2015 at 12:03 pm (UTC-5)
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Mobile payment systems like Apple Pay are gaining users, but security concerns might mean you’ll have to hang onto your credit cards and cash for the time being. While mobile payments still make up only a small fraction of online transactions, their use is growing quickly. That presents a moving target in terms of assessing […]

Japan’s Robot Hotel; Mobile Money; Street View Bangladesh

Posted February 5th, 2015 at 2:17 pm (UTC-5)
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Can Mobile Banking Revolutionize the Lives of the Poor? Kenya’s mobile payment system, M-PESA, introduced in 2007, enriched the lives of Kenyans and gradually spread to other countries. M-PESA allows cellphone users to save and transfer money  and use SMS to exchange funds over the network. But will mobile money actually transform the lives of […]

Tech Sightings, October 23, 2014

Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 1:27 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook Boss Speaks Mandarin In China Debate A heavy accent it may be, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg managed to surprise and charm Beijing students with a Q&A session in Mandarin. China currently bans access to Facebook, but Zuckerberg said in response to a question, “We’re already in China”. Europe Leads World in Mobile Payments […]

Tech Sightings, January 2, 2014

Posted January 2nd, 2014 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Mobile is the Future of Payments — Here’s How Much Runway There is for Growth The habit of paying for things on smartphones and tablets is already ingrained in modern consumer society, particularly among young demographics. Mobile-focused companies are exploring how to make these transactions easier, for shoppers and merchants, at physical stores and online. […]