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With Decentralization, Where is the Money?

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Toronto-based angel investor William Mougayar discusses who it is that makes money in decentralized business models.
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Finextra: Half of the world's banks set to fall by the digital wayside - BBVA

Finextra: Half of the world's banks set to fall by the digital wayside - BBVA | project specific | Scoop.it
Up to half of the world's banks will disappear through the cracks opened up by digital disruption of the industry, forecasts BBVA chairman and CEO Francisco Gonzalez.
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How iBeacons will revolutionize both work and shopping

How iBeacons will revolutionize both work and shopping | project specific | Scoop.it
For enterprises, using iBeacons to track people and assets can improve logistics and efficiency. For consumers, they will create a revolutionary customer-centric shopping experiences.
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"Hardware Is Very Hard": Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?)

"Hardware Is Very Hard": Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?) | project specific | Scoop.it
One big problem: Devices like Nike's FuelBand are now competing with phones. Another problem: Consumers may not want them.
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Move Over Phone, Make Way for Smart-Watch Banking

Move Over Phone, Make Way for Smart-Watch Banking | project specific | Scoop.it
Google last week rolled out its new operating system for smart watches, and some banks, including U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and ING Direct Canada, are already looking into developing apps for it. But are consumers ready to do their banking on their wrist watches?
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PayPal May Bring a Payment System to Wearable Technology

PayPal, the online and mobile payment company originally launched (no pun intended) by Space-X and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, has never been a company to bypass an opportunity. When more Americans began carrying smartphones and looking for an easier way to pay for purchases, PayPal was quick to launch a 'mobile wallet' product. Now, the company seems to have its sights set on the rising trend of wearable technology, and its solution may be just weeks away from launching.
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Final Report of the Workshop on Web Payments: How do you want to pay? - 24-25 March 2014

Final Report of the Workshop on Web Payments: How do you want to pay? - 24-25 March 2014 | project specific | Scoop.it
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Majority of Consumers Want to Own the Personal Data Collected from their Smart Devices [SURVEY] » TRUSTe Blog

Majority of Consumers Want to Own the Personal Data Collected from their Smart Devices [SURVEY] » TRUSTe Blog | project specific | Scoop.it
No doubt, connected devices are an increasingly hot commodity as the Internet of Things market continues to grow and will again be a major focus at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. However, the one issue that could put a damper on this growth is consumer concerns about data privacy issues and sharing personal information.
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Hands free BitCoin payments with Google Glass and Eaze: Just nod twice

Hands free BitCoin payments with Google Glass and Eaze: Just nod twice | project specific | Scoop.it

aeYou probably won’t see widespread adoption of Eaze soon but it’s an interesting mobile payment system that ties Google Glass with BitCoin. Using the app and a QR code for transactions, you simply nod twice to make a payment.

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Gartner Says by 2017, Mobile Users Will Provide Personalized Data Streams to More Than 100 Apps and Services Every Day

Gartner Says by 2017, Mobile Users Will Provide Personalized Data Streams to More Than 100 Apps and Services Every Day | project specific | Scoop.it
By 2017, mobile apps will be downloaded more than 268 billion times, generating revenue of more than $77 billion and making apps one of the most popular computing tools for users across the globe, according to Gartner, Inc. As a result, Gartner predicts that mobile users will provide personalized data streams to more than 100 apps and services every day.
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Wellness and wearables

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Mobile World Congress spans the full spectrum of untethered gadgetry, from the next generation of mobile phone networks to wireless charging technology.
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