July 2010

I’m just back from a fascinating ten day visit to India – and, frankly, I’m still in a bit of a daze from that amazing experience. More to come about my visit there. Tonight, as I’m catching up on the happenings while I was gone, I came across a press release earlier this week from […]

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The potential of mobile banking, for the realization of ‘anywhere, at anytime’ transactions, is well documented. However, interest is starting to develop regarding a more consumer-orientated vision of what mobile banking and payments can offer. Glenbrook’s Jacqueline Chilton recently published an article in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy examining the ways mobile banking can […]

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Last week we asked readers to help us capture a snapshot of U.S. market contactless/RFID terminalization. We were pleased to get 43 brave souls to respond. Here are the (admittedly anything but scientific) results:

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We’re looking for some impressions – from those of you “in the know” and from those of you who are just observant – about the state of contactless reader deployment at merchants in the USA. Below is a quick survey – we’d appreciate you giving us your opinions! If you’d like to receive the final […]

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In a post titled “Great since day one“, Marco Arment blogs about what makes the iPhone different – in essence he writes that Apple makes products that are great today. Android isn’t. Reading his post brought to mind the fragmented nature of the card payments ecosystem that we live in – and how it’s so […]

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If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m just back from a week in Europe. Before heading over, I took the extra precaution of calling a couple of my card issuers to let them know I was going to be traveling – in the hopes that my primary debit and credit cards would continue […]

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In a most interesting blog post by Foursquare today, the company’s biz dev team talks about how the location-based app plans to evolve its platform by integrating with “thousands of merchants”. As MG Siegler writing on TechCrunch noted, down near the end of the blog post under Redemptions is further discussion about how this mobile […]

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I’m in Europe this week teaching, along with my partner Carol Coye Benson, a private payments workshop. This is the first time we’ve done this in Europe – and we’re looking forward to it! Flying over on United Airlines, I couldn’t help but notice the new optical bar code scanners that have been installed at […]

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