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Are People Using Apple Pay, Other Mobile Payments?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

New technology that lets us pay for things with our phones sounds pretty amazing, right? It's convenient. It's easy to use. It could revolutionize the way we pay for things, making cash and credit cards obsolete. So now that the technology is here, everyone should be clamoring to use it, right?

Technology 2015: 5 Things That Every Small Business Needs

Stephen Sheinbaum | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Stephen Sheinbaum

Cut through all the clutter and I believe that the lessons of 2014 mean that there are five technologies that all small businesses must embrace in the New Year.

Mobile Payment Firm LoopPay Plans To Enter India In 2015

PTI | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

Las Vegas: US based tech firm LoopPay is planning to enter the Indian market this year with its patented technology that facilitates payment by just p...

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

How Digital Money (Bitcoin) Will Change The World

April Rudin | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
April Rudin

In mid December, Time Inc. was the latest in a string of companies to announce that it would start accepting bitcoin in payment, following on the heel...

5 Exciting Startups to Inspire Any Entrepreneur in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

In 2009, when the Great Recession really got rolling and layoffs were abundant, there was a silver lining. A lot of wannabe entrepreneurs got the kick in the pants they needed to start their business.

The Future Of Drive-Thru Is On Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business

There was a time when nothing symbolized Americans’ yearn for instant gratification as well as the drive-thru -- where we could order, pay for and e...

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.

How Secure Is Apple's Mobile Payment System?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Whether iPhone's mobile payment ends up being successful or not does not take away from Apple's intent to offer better security to their users. Much more needs to be done to make mobile devices trustworthy and maybe we will need to wait until we are really sure before we take the plunge on any mobile payment system.

Why Financial Inclusion in India Is Not Quite There Yet

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Bhagwan Chowdhry

What good are bank accounts if people do not use them and if banks have little incentives to service them?

Mobile Payments: Looking for Signs of Life

Ed Busby | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Ed Busby

The arrival of Apple Pay has been a positive sign for NFC (near-field communication) mobile payments. Nevertheless, many in the industry have still chosen to remain on the sidelines, waiting to see whether the time for NFC has finally arrived.

Apple Pay: Deja Vu All Over Again

Ed Busby | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Ed Busby

The Apple announcement is a big step forward for NFC. At the same time, Apply Pay could have done so much more to usher in mobile payments. However, we are still in the very early days and this is only the first battle in what is likely to be (and already has been) a very long war.

Company Named Isis Changes Its Name Because, Well, Duh

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology

A mobile payment company named Isis just rebranded. The reasons are obvious. The company announced Wednesday that it will now go by Softcard to...

Payments 101: How to Make Shopping More Secure

Joe Ross | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There's a movement happening in the payments world. With so many retailer data breaches in the past year, consumers, financial institutions, retailers and security professionals are wondering, plain and simple: how can we make shopping more secure?

Payment Innovations Improve Access to Solar Energy and Clean Water for the Poor

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 08.02.2014 | Money
Tilman Ehrbeck

How, exactly, does it help, when the reckless expansion of mortgage credit in North America just triggered the deepest recession in recent memory?

Bullish on Bitcoin: These Travel Companies Want Your Virtual Money

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
Mark Chesnut

Even as the currency's potential suffered a blow following the collapse of Mt. Gox, some early adopters in the travel and sports industries are still bullish about the value of this new way of doing business.

Future Shock: Personal Finance Technology

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

If you are feeling a bit jaded about the promises of technology to transform your personal finances, you are not alone. Since Al Gore invented the Int...

Innovation In Financial Services-Oxymoron? Future Tech Lessons Learned From The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

Today, there is extra urgency behind the need for a shift toward innovation: many new financial services competitors that are small, nimble and on the cutting edge of technology entered the market right after the financial crisis, when established firms were busy licking their wounds. The old guard is going to need to stay on top of innovation just to keep up with the new guard.

This One Card Can Replace Every Single Credit Card In Your Wallet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Credit card. Debit card. Gift card. Loyalty card. Membership card. Second credit card. Your wallet has way too many cards in it. Coin has a plan to...

The Price of Mobile Payments Fraud

Jérôme Cle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jérôme Cle

Concern about security continues to be the most-cited reason for consumers' reluctance to adopt mobile payments. So how big of a problem is fraud, how exactly is fraud perpetrated with mobile payments -- and what can consumers and businesses do to prevent it?

Dollars to Digits: What is The Future of Money?

Lisa Falzone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Lisa Falzone

Today, integrated iPad POS and mobile technologies are able to bring people's online wallets -- services like PayPal and Google Wallet -- into the physical world, forever altering the retail landscape. Consumers have more options at savvy establishments, from cash to cards, to the existing balances in their online PayPal account -- and retailers around the world rejoiced.

How to Avoid the Lines at Starbucks

Gene Marks | Posted 11.27.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The next generation of mobile payment applications doesn't involve tapping. Instead, like many of the self-service tools you're seeing, these applications will eliminate some people from the process and the plastic credit cards that we are forced to carry.

The Art of Falling Gracefully

Jessica Bishop | Posted 08.09.2013 | Small Business
Jessica Bishop

I fall down. A lot. But, in the process of founding two companies, I've learned a little secret: If you want to be the founder of a successful startup, there is nothing more important than resilience.

Small Merchants: Getting Noticed Among "Big Box Noise"

Ed Jay | Posted 08.14.2013 | Small Business
Ed Jay

Smaller or emerging merchants might be intimidated by today's business landscape, especially when considering they don't have the resources to outspend larger, more established brands in marketing, or provide rock bottom prices. So how are small merchants expected to draw customers to their local, independent locations?

Catherine New

These Stores Are Penniless And Loving It

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business

At Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley, Calif., a slice of pizza comes to $2.73 (that's $2.50 plus tax.) But if you pay with $3, you’ll get a little bonu...