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quarta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2014

Sustainable financial inclusion for 2015 and beyond Stephen...






Sustainable financial inclusion for 2015 and beyond

Stephen Kehoe, theguardian.com


Stephen Kehoe on Visa’s vision for financial inclusion


1958 was a big year for the electronification of things.


The microchip was invented. That changed everything. Visa was born, and that changed how we do business with each other.


Visa is…



Taking Advantage of Digital Finance to Expand Financial...






Taking Advantage of Digital Finance to Expand Financial Inclusion

Microfinance Focus, microfinancefocus.com


9:00 to 10:30 CST: Digital finance has swept across the world across all economic sectors, and now presents a potentially game-changing opportunity to more effectively reach the world’s unbanked populations. Already, new innovations in digi…



How Mobile Banking can Benefit the Unbanked Carol Realini,...






How Mobile Banking can Benefit the Unbanked

Carol Realini, wordpress.com


The “unbanked and underbanked” are terms that are being batted about in the boardrooms of financial institutions around the world. Gradually, executives have woken up to the fact that there are billions of potential customers who are not using the…



Former Apple Employee: Here’s The Story Of How Steve Jobs...






Former Apple Employee: Here’s The Story Of How Steve Jobs Decided He Would Take 50% Of The Mobile Ad Market

Sam Colt, businessinsider.com


Jobs touted some of the brands that had committed to iAd: Nissan, Chanel, Best Buy, and others.


"We think we’re off to a pretty great start and we’ll report back to you on how we do," Jobs told the audience at Apple’s developer conference, WWDC,…



The 6 Step Guide to Getting Free Press for Your Startup Henley...






The 6 Step Guide to Getting Free Press for Your Startup

Henley Wing, okdork.com


To be honest, I wanted to not like the guest post you’ll read today. “PR” can be terribly boring. Before I started reading it, I decided that I wasn’t going


To be honest, I wanted to not like the guest …



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As 100 empresas mais inovadoras do mundo segundo a Forbes Luísa...






As 100 empresas mais inovadoras do mundo segundo a Forbes

Luísa Melo, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Apenas duas brasileiras aparecem no ranking deste ano: a Ambev e a BRF SalesforceJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSão Paulo - A companhia norte-americana de software, Salesforce é a mais inovadora do mundo em 2014, segundo ranking divulgado nest…



10 intrigantes fatos sobre a água da Terrahypescience.com A água...






10 intrigantes fatos sobre a água da Terra

hypescience.com


A água não só é diretamente responsável pela nossa existência, como perfaz a maior parte do corpo humano. Confira uma lista com alguns dos fatos mais interessantes sobre esse líquido e o papel que des …



10 fatos impressionantes sobre a luzhypescience.com A luz é um...






10 fatos impressionantes sobre a luz

hypescience.com


A luz é um fenômeno ao mesmo tempo trivial e extraordinário, e que influenciou decisivamente a evolução da nossa espécie. Confira 10 fatos pouco conhecidos sobre ela



Scottish Independence: Scotland Should Forget Currency Union and...






Scottish Independence: Scotland Should Forget Currency Union and Use Pound Unilaterally

Shane Croucher, ibtimes.co.uk


An independent Scotland should carry on using the pound outside of any formal currency union with the UK, according to a thinktank.


The Adam Smith Institute (ASI), which promotes free market ideas, sai …



Is Your Company Anti-Vacation? Time to Rethink Time-Off...






Is Your Company Anti-Vacation? Time to Rethink Time-Off Policies

Adam Hartung, forbes.com


Have you taken a summer vacation this year?


It’s almost Labor Day. Peak vacation time is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Almost since the Industrial Revolution began, removing people from farms, the family vacation – away from work and other…



Marina Silva secures Socialist party nomination for Brazil...






Marina Silva secures Socialist party nomination for Brazil presidency

Jonathan Watts and agencies in Rio de Janeiro, theguardian.com


Former environment minister vying for second place in polls after death of Eduardo Campos in plane crash


The mixed-race daughter of a poor, illiterate family of Amazonian rubber tappers has been chosen as a Brazilian presidential…



The Writers Workbench: Tablet Accessories Robert J. Elisberg,...






The Writers Workbench: Tablet Accessories

Robert J. Elisberg, huffingtonpost.com


The past two months, The Writers Workbench has reviewed a variety of tablets. In the course of all that, I’d been sent or just generally came across in the process a range of accessories to work along with tablets. It seemed like that would make a…



Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News...






Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

Mollie Reilly, huffingtonpost.com


In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seemingly mundane lines of inquiry are not welcome at the secretive facility.


Producer Gianna Tobon…



7 social media psychology studies that will make your marketing...






7 social media psychology studies that will make your marketing smarter

Courtney Seiter, thenextweb.com


One of my favorite things about social media is that it’s still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together.


Every day seems to bring excit…



Santander Brasil anuncia linha de R$10 bi para pequenas e médias empresas

Santander Brasil anuncia linha de R$10 bi para pequenas e médias empresas:

reuters.com


SÃO PAULO (Reuters) - O Santander Brasil anunciou nesta quarta-feira que vai disponibiliza 10 bilhões de reais em linhas de crédito voltadas principalmente à formação de estoques, pagamento de 13º salário, capital de giro e desconto de cheques e…



7 formas de usar o smartphone que te deixam mais feliz

7 formas de usar o smartphone que te deixam mais feliz:

Leigh Weingus, do, abril.com.br


Em estudo, todos os grupos etários e sociais entrevistados disseram que seus smartphones lhes proporcionam mais alegria que ansiedade


Os smartphones costumam ser muito criticados, e não é por menos. Ficamos digitando neles em lugar de fal…



5 strategies for keeping a startup vibe in a rapidly growing...






5 strategies for keeping a startup vibe in a rapidly growing company

Sandra Nguyen, thenextweb.com


The dawn of a company is a truly special time for the pioneering team working to forge a path to success. During this stage, the entrepreneurial spirit is high and the group is empowered by close working relationships. This combination of exciteme…



quarta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2014

Mobile Web Design Best Practices | 4 Ways to Improve your site...






Mobile Web Design Best Practices | 4 Ways to Improve your site Now

CHAD MORGAN, seattleseoconsultant.com


Use these 4 mobile web design best practices to provide better customer service to your mobile web visitors. Increase your mobile business today.



20 franquias que buscam empreendedores no interior de SP

20 franquias que buscam empreendedores no interior de SP:

Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Oportunidade no interior


São Paulo – Nos últimos anos, as franquias encontraram nas cidades do interior uma saída para manter seus planos de expansão. Com as capitais sem espaço e a renda subindo no interior, muitas marcas incluíram peque…



As franquias que faturam com cerveja e futebol

As franquias que faturam com cerveja e futebol:

Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Brinde ao futebol!


São Paulo - Em tempos de Copa do Mundo, não há quem fique longe do futebol. Para boa parte dos torcedores, bebidas e petiscos acompanham as partidas. Algumas franquias, no entanto, faturam com futebol e cerveja o…



10 franquias que faturam mais de R$ 100 mil ao mês

10 franquias que faturam mais de R$ 100 mil ao mês:

Camila Lam, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Franquias


São Paulo – Interessados em investir em uma franquia devem fazer um levantamento sobre a marca e se familiarizar com alguns termos do mercado como taxa de franquia, royalties, Circular de Oferta de Franquias, entre outros. Outra…



8 franquias para quem pode investir até R$ 30 mil

8 franquias para quem pode investir até R$ 30 mil:

Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Franquias baratas


São Paulo – A democratização do mercado de franquias nos últimos anos permitiu que mais empreendedores conseguissem virar franqueados. Hoje, com 30 mil reais já é possível virar dono do próprio negócio. As franqui…



10 franquias em que você pode investir com R$ 80 mil

10 franquias em que você pode investir com R$ 80 mil:

Camila Lam, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


R$ 80 mil


São Paulo – De acordo com dados da Associação Brasileira do Franchising, as microfranquias cresceram 30% no ano passado, tanto em unidades quanto em faturamento. Para ser considerada uma microfranquia, o investimento da marca nã…



As 50 melhores cidades para abrir franquias no Brasil

As 50 melhores cidades para abrir franquias no Brasil:

Camila Lam, de EXAME.com Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Cidades cheias de oportunidades


São Paulo – Oportunidades e consumo em expansão. Estes dois fatores foram levados em conta para chegar à lista das cidades mais promissoras para abrir uma franquia. A pesquisa, elaborada pela…



As 25 melhores franquias do país, segundo consultoria

As 25 melhores franquias do país, segundo consultoria:

Camila Lam, de EXAME.com Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Top 25


São Paulo – O setor de franquias brasileiro está amadurecendo. Essa é a visão de Claudia Bittencourt, consultora do Grupo Bittencourt, que coordenou uma pesquisa para avaliar as principais redes de franquias do país. “Nós estamos r…



10 opções de quiosques de franquias

10 opções de quiosques de franquias:

Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Franquias quiosques


São Paulo – Com a escassez de pontos comerciais, os quiosques são uma alternativa para as redes de franquias crescerem. Os investimentos costumam ser mais baixos e os custos também. Por outro lado, o modelo de locação …



20 franquias com investimentos de até R$ 500 mil

20 franquias com investimentos de até R$ 500 mil:

Priscila Zuini, de EXAME.com, abril.com.br


Franquias


São Paulo – O mercado de franquias faturou mais de 100 bilhões de reais no ano passado. É verdade que com menos de 10 mil reais já é possível investir em franquias, mas os negócios com lojas físicas e marcas mais conhecidas exig…



OpenTable to expand restaurant payment app to 20 new cities (first stop, New York)

OpenTable to expand restaurant payment app to 20 new cities (first stop, New York):

Harrison Weber, iphoneeinstein.com


OpenTable today announced plans to launch its mobile payments service in 20 new cities before 2015, following a pilot test in San Francisco. The company’s “pay with OpenTable” pitch mirrors the description of countless other “check, please” paymen…



How To Get Consumers Hooked on Mobile Payments By Karen Webster...






How To Get Consumers Hooked on Mobile Payments

By Karen Webster @karenmpd, pymnts.com


Getting consumers hooked on something new is every innovator’s dream. There’s only one big problem: Consumers don’t break old habits easily.


Psychologists say that consumers are just hard-wired to resi …



OpenTable will launch its restaurant-payment service in 20 new...






OpenTable will launch its restaurant-payment service in 20 new cities (first stop, New York)

Harrison Weber, venturebeat.com


OpenTable today announced plans to launch its mobile payments service in 20 new cities before 2015 following a pilot test in San Francisco.


The company’s “pay with OpenTable” pitch mirrors the description of countless other “check, please” payme…



Forbes: mobile payments will make credit and bank cards almost...






Forbes: mobile payments will make credit and bank cards almost obsolete!…

google.com


Forbes: mobile payments will make credit and bank cards almost obsolete! http://onforb.es/V80S6U - Cellum Group - Google+



Omlis Global Mobile Payment Snapshot 2014omlis.com The Omlis...






Omlis Global Mobile Payment Snapshot 2014

omlis.com


The Omlis Global Mobile Payment Snapshot shows adoption of mobile payments in key regions, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and demonstrates various uses of M-Commerce technology.



10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps Grace Smith,...






10 Excellent Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

Grace Smith, mashable.com


If you’ve ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you’re not alone.


The good news is that entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires…



Brazil’s Movile Raises $55 Million To Bring Universal Delivery...






Brazil’s Movile Raises $55 Million To Bring Universal Delivery Services To Latin America

Jonathan Shieber, techcrunch.com


The experiment with e-commerce and delivery services that’s taking hold in the U.S. actually may see more traction in emerging markets, where big retailers had struggled because of infrastructure and logistics issues. Latin American and Asian…



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segunda-feira, 4 de agosto de 2014

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and...






This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

By David Pierce, theverge.com


Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They’re all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. “Your face, your iris — they’re all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave…



Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable...






Vibrating shoes could be the future of navigation and wearable tech

by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, wired.co.uk


This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.


Smartphones can…



The pill that can text from inside the body By Claire Carter,...






The pill that can text from inside the body

By Claire Carter, telegraph.co.uk


Scientists are set to trial a new ‘digital pill’ which can send a text to relatives and doctors from inside the body.


It is hoped the pills could be used to cut the number of drugs that are wasted each year as well as alert family members if…



The precision medicine revolutioneconomist.com Two technological...






The precision medicine revolution

economist.com


Two technological advances are converging that promise to provide a level of personalized medicine never before possible. Affordable mapping of individual



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Here’s What Brick-And-Mortar Stores See When They Track...






Here’s What Brick-And-Mortar Stores See When They Track You

SARAH KESSLER, fastcompany.com


Retailers are already able to track your movements and activities in the physical world like websites do on the Internet. Is that creepy? Decide for yourself.


In its guidelines for facial recognition technologies, the Federal Trade Commission…



Microsoft IllumiRoom, A System That Augments the Area...






Microsoft IllumiRoom, A System That Augments the Area Surrounding a TV Screen With Projected Visuals

laughingsquid.com


IllumiRoom is a project being developed by Microsoft Research that “augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment …



What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch...






What I learned from researching almost every single smart watch that has been rumored or announced

Christopher Mims, qz.com


Smart watches! I sure hope you like them, because literally everyone is developing one. And yet, given the vanishingly small proportion of watches that are “smart,” clearly, something is holding them back. Here are the trends that jumped out when …



5 regras para um serviço por assinatura funcionar Da redação de...






5 regras para um serviço por assinatura funcionar

Da redação de Pequenas Empresas e Grandes Negócios, globo.com


O site “Mashable” listou algumas regras para as startups que vendem serviço por assinatura (Foto: shutterstock)Os serviços por assinatura cresceram de tal forma que hoje existe um clube para quase qualquer coisa: especiarias, apostas da Mega-Sena,…



Advertisers Are Struggling to Keep Up as Spending Shifts to...






Advertisers Are Struggling to Keep Up as Spending Shifts to Mobile

Melissa Hoffmann, adweek.com


While a whopping 91 percent of the advertisers polled by data company Jivox said their companies will spend more on mobile ads this year, many reported feeling frustrated by new technology and the need for better insights as they attempt to naviga…



How Consumers Search for Products on Desktop, Tablet and on...






How Consumers Search for Products on Desktop, Tablet and on Smartphones

emarketer.com


In an interview with eMarketer, Fred Thiel, chairman and CEO of digital ad consultancy Local Corporation, sheds light on consumers’ search behavior on various devices and how apps for search figure pr …



5 Mobile Payment Trends to Watch Out...






5 Mobile Payment Trends to Watch Out For

businessnewsdaily.com


Does your business accept mobile payments? Or are you considering it? Check out these trends to stay on top of the industry.



Restaurant payment app Settle raises $1.5M to bring waiter-free...






Restaurant payment app Settle raises $1.5M to bring waiter-free service to…

google.com


Restaurant payment app Settle raises $1.5M to bring waiter-free service to eastern Europe http://bit.ly/1rWwifd - DAX Press - Google+



Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other...






Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other Retailers

Lauren Johnson, adweek.com


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed that his company had amassed nearly 12 million active monthly mobile users in the U.S. and Canada during the brand’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday. While that might seem like chump change compared to…



It’s Time To Get Serious About Mobile Payments

It’s Time To Get Serious About Mobile Payments:

Jim Marous, thefinancialbrand.com


Waiting for a mobile payments solution to emerge from the battle of traditional and non-traditional players is no longer an option.



Cash Is Fading, And Checks Are Dying As Smartphones And Tablets...






Cash Is Fading, And Checks Are Dying As Smartphones And Tablets Change The Way We Pay

mukeshbalani, wordpress.com


The old paper-based tools for making and accepting payments are being swept away by the rise of e-commerce, mobile commerce, smartphone apps, and mobile payment registers.


Recently, BI Intelligence pub …



THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK] mukeshbalani,...






THE FUTURE OF PAYMENTS: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

mukeshbalani, wordpress.com


A wave of innovation is driving a dramatic shift in the way we make payments.


In this presentation, we highlight the most important trends fueling the changes: the rise of payment apps, mobile register …



EE’s ‘Cash on Tap’ payment service now lets...






EE’s ‘Cash on Tap’ payment service now lets you pay bus fare

Harish Jonnalagadda, androidcentral.com


EE has announced a new feature addition in its NFC-based payment service through which customers can now pay for travel on London’s bus network. In addition to paying for bus fare, EE subscribers will be able to leverage the service to pay for far…



App of the Week: FlickPay

App of the Week: FlickPay:

Nafisa Akabor, nafisa.co.za


FlickPay is another mobile payment app that lets you pay with your smartphone. After trying SnapScan, I was keen to try FlickPay, because for me, it’s not about one app controlling this space. There are thousands and thousands of merchants and not…