Very little shocks me about the media business any more. Even less catches me off guard when it comes to digital media. Then came the 24 hours after the NFL championship game between Seattle and San Francisco.
When it comes to banking, innovation has become a dirty word. In its name we have been presented with all manner of ways in which the industry can either rip off its clients or misunderstand the risks that it is running.
How can banks achieve simplicity? The rewards from achieving simplicity in banks are real. However achieving simplicity is not done, unless the organisations build a strong foundation to make simplicity sustainable.
Square, the payments company known for its smartphone and tablet credit card readers, has reached a deal with Whole Foods to offer its checkout system at several U.S. stores, the second national retailer to allow card processing from the startup.
Silicon Valley is starting to catch Bitcoin fever – though the entrepreneurs and venture capitalists being drawn to the virtual currency claim that the biggest profits will come from using it to build a new digital finance industry rather than just...