June 2009

Loading up your Kindle or travel bag with summer reading? Business Week features a list of summer reading recommended by business professors. As you would expect, business books dominate – but there are a wide range of topics – and even a few novels. I can personally recommend these titles from the list: The Ascent […]

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In case you’ve been wondering where things stand with government bailout funds the WSJ has an interactive graphic. You can sort by program (Automotive Industry Financing Program, etc.), by recipient company, by date, by amount, etc. (hat tip to Barry Ritholtz)

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At Glenbrook we believe that B2B payments are among the most compelling opportunities in the payment industry today. Card acceptance is growing, yet businesses lack the tools to efficiently process transactions. My colleague Carol Coye Benson and I recently published the findings from a series of interviews with business-to-business suppliers about credit card acceptance that […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  Our partner Carol Coye Benson profiles the CashEdge POPmoney product today.  She has also taken a look at Boku, Canada’s Zoompass, Zong, Billing Revolution, and Blaze Mobile. [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check out Carol’s […]

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Internet Retailer recently published the 2009 Edition of its Top 500 Guide, which provides profiles and statistics on “America’s 500 Largest Retail Web Sites”. eCommerce professionals look forward to its publication every June not only to see the relative rankings of the online retailers, and to also pick apart the shifting dynamics of the industry.

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Each year, Glenbrook attempts the impossible – to create a simple table showing U.S. payments system volumes, by both “amount” (dollar value) and “count” (number of transactions) – all mapped to payments domains. We use the term “domain” to refer to the purpose of the payment – so that purchases at the point of sale, […]

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Editors Note: Glenbrook, along with the rest of the payments industry, has been watching developments in mobile payments closely.  Our partner Carol Coye Benson profiles Boku today. She has also taken a look at the CashEdge’s POPmoney, Canada’s Zoompass, Zong, Billing Revolution, and Blaze Mobile. [UPDATE Aug 6th: Be sure to check out Carol’s latest […]

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Last week Glenbrook conducted an “Opportunities in B2B  Payments” workshop in New York City.  Erin McCune and I led the workshop, which was attended by product strategists from card networks, NACHA, The Clearing House, major banks, processors, software and service providers and payments start-up companies.  The group had significant experience in B2B payments and shared […]

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