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How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
"I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter," reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya's dominant mobile-money provider. M-Pesa, which allows Kenyans to send each other money via a simple text message, is invariably cited when Western scribes wax enthusiastic about the miracle...
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Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service | TechCrunch

Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service | TechCrunch | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
As GoDaddy gears up for a $100 million IPO, the domain and web services company is adding on more features that will help it make more profitable revenues..
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The Hidden Costs of Cash

The Hidden Costs of Cash | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Everyone pays, especially the poor.
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The Commerce Graph: Some Thoughts on the Future of Physical Exchange | Street Fight

The Commerce Graph: Some Thoughts on the Future of Physical Exchange | Street Fight | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The “Commerce Graph” is a new framework we have developed to think about the future of physical exchange. The model offers an alternative to the dominant nar
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EMV In The U.S.: It Will Be A Long Ride | PYMNTS.com

EMV In The U.S.: It Will Be A Long Ride | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
By the time the card networks’ EMV liability-shift deadline takes effect in October next year, potentially far less than half of the nation’s cards and pay
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The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph

The coming digital anarchy  - Telegraph | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?
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eBay Strategies: May 2014 ChannelAdvisor Same Store Sales (SSS) for eBay, Amazon, Search, CSE and other e-commerce channels

eBay Strategies: May 2014 ChannelAdvisor Same Store Sales (SSS) for eBay, Amazon, Search, CSE and other e-commerce channels | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Note: This is a monthly feature published by ChannelAdvisor highlighting the Same Store Sales (SSS) across our wide range of thousands of retailers and billions in GMV. Details on the SSS including background, methodology, disclaimers and the 2014 schedule can...
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This social-shopping startup is now a billion-dollar company with $200M in the bank

This social-shopping startup is now a billion-dollar company with $200M in the bank | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Mogujie, a Chinese social shopping platform, announced today $200 million in its fourth funding. Investors include Hopu Fund, TBP Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, and Banyan ...
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Amazon Customer Service Is Worse Than It Used to Be

Amazon Customer Service Is Worse Than It Used to Be | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Has Amazon finally abandoned its commitment to extraordinary customer service? That’s the argument some critics are making about the company’s ongoing fight with the publisher Hachette; the online store has delayed delivery of Hachette titles and opted not to presell forthcoming Hachette books (among other things) as the two corporations...
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The Rising Cost of Not Opting Into Loyalty Shopping Programs

The Rising Cost of Not Opting Into Loyalty Shopping Programs | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
In the future, every retail experience could be defined by whether you're in or out of network.
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Mobile Payments Fatigue

Mobile Payments Fatigue | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
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Apple in Payments – A Disruptor’s dilemma | Drop Labs

Apple in Payments – A Disruptor’s dilemma | Drop Labs | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
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The Future of Money-Like Things

The Future of Money-Like Things | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Look at the infrastructure that makes money move to understand the future of monetary forms like Bitcoin
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Patent trolls' favorite target? Not tech. Retail.

Patent trolls' favorite target? Not tech. Retail. | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Patent trolls have trained their sights on the retail industry, now the biggest target of patent litigation. It's becoming a costly problem.
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Minimum Viable Block Chain - igvita.com

Block chain is agnostic of any 'currency' and it can (and will) be adapted to power many other use cases. This is a ground up explanation of why the particular pieces (digital signatures, proof-of-work, transaction blocks) are needed, and how they all come together to form the minimum viable block chain with all of its remarkable properties.
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Google Releases AdWords Quality Score Primer Aimed At Dispelling Misconceptions

Google Releases AdWords Quality Score Primer Aimed At Dispelling Misconceptions | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
There has always been a healthy amount of debate over the importance of Quality Score as an indicator of Google AdWords success and the amount of focus that should be devoted to it. Today, Google issued a whitepaper called “Settling the (Quality) Score” to help advertisers use Quality Score to guide optimizations. Will it settle […]
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A Dangerous Question: Does Internet Advertising Work at All?

A Dangerous Question: Does Internet Advertising Work at All? | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
The Internet was supposed to tell us which ads work and which ads don't. But instead it's flooded consumers' brains with reviews, comments, and other digital data that has diluted the power of advertising altogether.
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Mobile Commerce - The ‘store of the future’ is incomplete without mobile technology - Internet Retailer

Mobile Commerce - The ‘store of the future’ is incomplete without mobile technology - Internet Retailer | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - BLOG_ROOT/Mobile Commerce - The ‘store of the future’ is incomplete without mobile technology
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What Apple Didn’t Say That Acquirers Should Have Heard | PYMNTS.com

What Apple Didn’t Say That Acquirers Should Have Heard | PYMNTS.com | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Last week’s Apple WWDC keynote has prompted a bunch of Monday morning quarterbacking with respect to Apple’s plans for devices, software and even payments. Alt
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The Shift to Safer Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards

The Shift to Safer Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Plus, how to update Mac OS X to sync an iPod music library.
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Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup | TechCrunch

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup | TechCrunch | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
No one can predict with perfect accuracy what technology trend will birth the next set of billion-dollar, venture-backed companies or “unicorns.” Even..
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E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

E-COMMERCE AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL: 2014 [SLIDE DECK] | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
E-commerce is eating the traditional retail industry.
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The Future Of Mobile Taps And On-Demand Services | TechCrunch

The Future Of Mobile Taps And On-Demand Services | TechCrunch | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
One of the hottest trends in “mobile consumer tech” is the idea where one can simply just tap their phone and receive a range of services in the form of..
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Apple's iBeacon promises to do for indoor spaces what GPS did for the outdoors

Apple's iBeacon promises to do for indoor spaces what GPS did for the outdoors | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Apple's Inc.'s latest product to carry the "i" prefix—following the iPhone and iPad—promises to do for indoor spaces what GPS did for the outdoors. The iBeacon allows apps to locate a user within a few inches.
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MediaPost Publications Is Big Data Helping Or Hurting The Shopper Experience? 05/28/2014

MediaPost Publications Is Big Data Helping Or Hurting The Shopper Experience? 05/28/2014 | Commerce and Payments | Scoop.it
Is Big Data Helping Or Hurting The Shopper Experience? - 05/28/2014
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