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quarta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2014

Why did the Pope describe Europe as an ‘unfertile...






Why did the Pope describe Europe as an ‘unfertile grandmother’?

theguardian.com


In a speech to the European parliament in Strasbourg, Pope Francis wasn’t in a complimentary mood


Age: Geologically, 20m years – formed after the breakup of the supercontinent Pangaea. Historically, 9,000 years, when southern Europeans be…



quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2014

U.S. mobile payments to grow to $142 billion in 5 years

U.S. mobile payments to grow to $142 billion in 5 years:

Brian Feldt, bizjournals.com


Research firm Forrester anticipates mobile payments in the United States to surge to $142 billion by 2019, up from the $50 billion they account for today. Further, a new report from Juniper Research says more than 2 billion people will complete a…



Brazil’s Massive State-Owned Oil Company Has Become A...






Brazil’s Massive State-Owned Oil Company Has Become A National Nightmare

Linette Lopez, businessinsider.com


In the past five days, 23 powerful Brazilians have been arrested, with even more warrants still outstanding.


The country’s stock market has become a whipsaw, and its currency, the real, has hit a nine-year low.


All of this is due to a…



segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2014

The Sure Fire Merchant Interchange Fee Fix By Karen Webster...






The Sure Fire Merchant Interchange Fee Fix

By Karen Webster @karenmpd, pymnts.com


I’m sure you’ve heard by now that the internet was on fire last week, and nearly broke. Yes, there was that Kim Kardashian Paper magazine cover that apparently got a few clicks. But what really set ton …



Digital payment networks enhance financial inclusion in...






Digital payment networks enhance financial inclusion in Mexico

Duncan Tucker in Guadalajara, theguardian.com


A baked goods provider is working to help mum-and-pop shop owners realise the benefits of digital payments


In every corner of Mexico you will find small, family-run grocery stores that stock the basic essentials and provide a vital source of inc…



sexta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2014

quarta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2014

Mobile Apps Build Financial Inclusion Among Unbanked Americans

Mobile Apps Build Financial Inclusion Among Unbanked Americans:

Anna Helhoski, nerdwallet.com


If you’re among the unbanked in America and you own a smartphone, that little device could be your onramp to the financial mainstream. Mobile apps may encourage the use of traditional banking services, according to a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp…



sábado, 8 de novembro de 2014

Burger King launches mobile app in UK BigHospitality.co.uk,...






Burger King launches mobile app in UK

BigHospitality.co.uk, bighospitality.co.uk


Burger King has launched its mobile app in the UK just days after it emerged the fast food chain will offer mobile payment in US restaurants as early as next year.



Burger King launches mobile app in UK BigHospitality.co.uk,...






Burger King launches mobile app in UK

BigHospitality.co.uk, bighospitality.co.uk


Burger King has launched its mobile app in the UK just days after it emerged the fast food chain will offer mobile payment in US restaurants as early as next year.



Digital Wallets – 10 Mobile Payment Systems To Take You...






Digital Wallets – 10 Mobile Payment Systems To Take You There

hongkiat.com


Nowadays, we find ourselves carrying cold hard cash less and less because you can just as easily make your purchase with payment cards, and track your spending online. Plus, it’s more secure than carr …



quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2014

Major banks prep their own mobile payment apps By Martyn...






Major banks prep their own mobile payment apps

By Martyn Williams, computerworld.com


Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.


The banks would be major competitors to handset makers Apple and Google because unlike ot …



Retailers Start Shutting the Door on Apple Pay‏ Shanika...






Retailers Start Shutting the Door on Apple Pay‏

Shanika Tharanga, technoblogarea.com


Apples payment has shaken the world of mobile payments technologies, even before the launch of retailers began to take sides, either for or against the new service payments NFC. Some retailers did not …



Restaurants and the mobile...






Restaurants and the mobile revolution

theappecosystem.blogspot.com


mobilepaymentstoday.com


Taco Bell recently revamped its mobile app to add ordering and payment.


Consumers demonstrate to merchants time and time again that they are more than willing to use their smartp …



quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2014

Three stories of how digital payments are changing healthcare...






Three stories of how digital payments are changing healthcare delivery

Esha Chabra in Los Angeles, theguardian.com


Projects from Pakistan to Tanzania are showing how mobile money is facilitating both access to finance and to healthcare


According to a 2013 USAid report, public health schemes rely heavily on cash: to make payments for medical services, to pay…



Major banks prep their own mobile payment apps By Martyn...






Major banks prep their own mobile payment apps

By Martyn Williams, computerworld.com


Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.


The banks would be major competitors to handset makers Apple and Google because unlike ot …