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CES 2016 Trends We'll See

Megan Anderle | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
Megan Anderle

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is almost here, and soon we’ll see the newest products from virtually every major player in the tech industry. ...

There’s Now One More Way To Split The Check Instantly

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology

Google is offering yet another easy way for you to send money via your smartphone. The company announced Thursday that its Google Wallet smartphone ap...

Ready or Not, Millennials Are Changing How We Do Business Forever

Jason van den Brand | Posted 06.26.2016 | Technology
Jason van den Brand

In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business. This is the largest wealth transfer our country has ever seen, and the impact will be seismic.

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.26.2016 | San Francisco
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Tilenius is CEO and Co-Founder of Vida Health. Vida is a next generation, mobile, virtual care platform, and health expert marketplace for consumers and businesses.

Vanity Credit Cards Are The Dodo Birds of Credit

Craig Agranoff | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Craig Agranoff

With services like Wallet, Pay and Coin, why would people continue to carry around a wallet stuffed with cards begging to be pilfered and mis-aligning their spine when they sit?

Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.

Google Wants You To Carry Around This Card Instead Of Cash

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 11.25.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will offer a prepaid debit card that will allow consumers to purchase goods a...

The Future of Mobile Payments and What It Means For Retail

Joseph Farrell | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Joseph Farrell

Retailers seem so staunchly committed to transact business the same way they have for decades: a large (expensive) central cash register accepting cash, checks or credit/debit cards only. This is all about to change -- and, in fact, quietly has been right under our noses.

Now You Can Send Money By Gmail

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

This is huge, potentially. Along with a flurry of other announcements made on Wednesday at Google I/O, Google's annual developers' conference, the ...

Is It Time to Use a Mobile Wallet?

Patrice Peyret | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Patrice Peyret

You may have seen it. You're standing in line at McDonald's, Starbucks, Home Depot or a local store, and the person in front of you waives her phone at checkout then walks out with her stuff. No cash, no card, just a waving phone.

Catherine New

Five Ways Going Cashless Will Cost You | Catherine New | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Easy, fast and lifting money right out of your pocket. The battle to own your digital dollars has been heating up as major technology companies, r...

Who Will Win the Battle for the Mobile Wallet?

Brett King | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Brett King

Over the next five years paying with your phone will become as commonplace as paying with cash, which is why every man, his bank and his phone company are in the battle to win the mobile wallet space. So who's going to win?

Mobile Payments Expected To Surge (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Small Business

Mobile payment technology is making it unnecessary to carry a wallet or maintain a bulky cash register at your checkout counter. By using devices and ...

4 Reasons We Need Cash

Tim Chen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money
Tim Chen

Getting rid of cash altogether could have some serious unintended consequences for society. Cash, while not perfect, is vital for a healthy economic system.

Are Shoppers Scared To Use Mobile Wallets?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

The marriage of shopping and smartphones is a hot topic among business owners right now. But while Americans may love browsing and shopping for deals ...

What Your Wallet Says About You

Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

The wallet may very well be heading toward extinction. Though this news may be unwelcome to people like Seinfeld's George Costanza -- whose "explo...

Apple's Move Into Banking -- Welcome to iWallet

Simon Dixon | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Dixon

We live in exciting times! I can't wait for Apple to enter the jungle.

Google Threatens To Ban Apps That Don't Play By Its Rules

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier i...

Google To Developers: Use Our Payment System Or Else

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (Reuters) - Google Inc has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use it...

Researchers Discover Google Wallet Security Flaw

Reuters | Sinead Carew and Jim Finkle | Posted 04.11.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew and Jim Finkle NEW YORK (Reuters) - Security researchers said they found a vulnerability in the Google Inc mobile payme...

Would You Login to Your Bank Using Facebook?

Brett King | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Brett King

Customers have already decided they want their mobile device to be their bank. They've already decided that they want to discuss your brand and your service capability in the open community of social media.

High-Tech Startup Focus: iZettle -- the New, Better Square -- Coming Soon to America?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

With all of the deflating noises of Groupon and Zynga, is it possible Square might find themselves going the way of PayPal; downhill?

What the Occupy Movement and Mobile Means for Banking

Brett King | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

The Occupy Movement has emphasized our changing 'trust' in the big banks. Mobile is changing the way we interact day-to-day. But how are these two ele...

Online and Offline Harmony

Josh Brooks | Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology
Josh Brooks

For the most part, going digital has enriched our lives. But is there a price? Are we losing sight of our humanity in the frenetic rush to digital efficiency?

No Plastic Needed: Consumers and the Future of Mobile Payments

Justine Rivero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Justine Rivero

More than half of citizens of the developing world are cell phone subscribers, reports the U.N. These are people who could have access to financial services for the first time thanks to mobile payments.