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Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payments platform | MobilePaymentsToday.com

Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payments platform | MobilePaymentsToday.com | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Dunkin' Donuts introduced a new mobile payments platform, which also allows users to send gifts to friends through texting, email or Facebook.
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interesting. But still too clunky. The payment process should be like a single click. Tap. Zap, Scan - Done!... whatever method used, it has to be simple and very quick.

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sophiedesc's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:29 PM

I agree with Graeme! :) 

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Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payments platform | MobilePaymentsToday.com

Dunkin' Donuts' mobile payments platform | MobilePaymentsToday.com | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Dunkin' Donuts introduced a new mobile payments platform, which also allows users to send gifts to friends through texting, email or Facebook.
Graeme Lewis's insight:

interesting. But still too clunky. The payment process should be like a single click. Tap. Zap, Scan - Done!... whatever method used, it has to be simple and very quick.

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sophiedesc's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:29 PM

I agree with Graeme! :) 

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Inside News Corp's $540 Million Bet on American Classrooms

Inside News Corp's $540 Million Bet on American Classrooms | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
News Corp plans to cash in on education with custom-made tablets and curricula. But what's the financial curve, and what does the corporation stand to gain?
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clearly, Leonie Haimison has not heard of TED, nor of the famous Prof Sugatra Mita. Ostriches will ...

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Is SMS Marketing Killed? New Rules Effective October 16 Could Squash All SMS Marketing

Will Your Marketing Campaign Be the Target of a Class Action Lawsuit or Regulatory Investigation for Failure to Comply With Recent Revisions to the TCPA?

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Ridiculous, government should mind its own business. There is nothing wrong with SMS marketing. Opt-in rules in the commercial realm have dealt with the issues the govt is now trying to regulate.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, October 16, 2013 1:53 PM

Read the fine print. It includes text. 

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Rescue off-roader floats over water and snow to save lives

Rescue off-roader floats over water and snow to save lives | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
The massive, Earth-roaming Rescue from Romanian off-road manufacturer Ghe-O Motors provides an ultra-capable alternative to other off-roaders. This fearless...
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now that's a Chertsey tractor!

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Cardless Cash Access lets users withdraw money from ATMs using their phone

Cardless Cash Access lets users withdraw money from ATMs using their phone | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Banking technology company FIS has developed a system that is claimed to streamline the cash-getting process. Known as Cardless Cash Access, it allows peopl...
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QR Codes are NOT DEAD :o

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iCloud

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Store contacts, calendars, photos, music, books, apps and more in the cloud and access them on all your devices.
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this is so neat. 

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LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4

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amazing guy. THERE ARE NO LIMITS.

 

my 2c.

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- Google Glass opens new doors for mobile payments - - GlassRoots.in

- Google Glass opens new doors for mobile payments - - GlassRoots.in | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
The emerging market for mobile payments (the fancy term for paying with a phone rather than cash or a credit card) is a particularly fierce one. Massive tech brands, mobile carriers and payment processors are all vying for a slice of the pie.
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see? I paid you! no, seriously I did! I swear I did.

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Tesla Model S Earns Highest Safety Rating Ever From US Agency | TechCrunch

Tesla Model S Earns Highest Safety Rating Ever From US Agency | TechCrunch | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
The Tesla Model S earned a 5-star safety rating, both overall and in each individual category, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The company claims that the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.
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i so want one it hurts.

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Apple's 'iPhone 5S' to boast fingerprint sensor embedded in convex sapphire home button

Apple's 'iPhone 5S' to boast fingerprint sensor embedded in convex sapphire home button | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
When Apple launches its next-generation iPhone, the handset will likely carry a fingerprint sensor embedded into a slightly convex home button made out of sapphire, a major change to current designs.
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great. are we at risk of our thumbs being cut off now?

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Kenyan mobile money users top 23m - Biztech Africa

Kenyan mobile money users top 23m - Biztech Africa | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Kenyan mobile money users top 23m
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GSMA's Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) has released a comprehensive infographic on the state of mobile money adoption in Kenya.
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Still leading the way. 

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Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms - Telegraph

Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms - Telegraph | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking.
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its a bit like having too much chilli and trying to outdo thunder. He will lose. The banks lawyers will bury him in costs and paper. He did'nt have to accept the offer.

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I’m Still Waiting for My Phone to Become My Wallet

I’m Still Waiting for My Phone to Become My Wallet | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
It’s long been predicted that consumers would be able to wave their cellphones to buy everything from clothes in a department store to beers in a bar. Why isn’t it happening?
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america will struggle to understand why wallets have taken off on the developing world. I liked the comparison to using a bank card. Indeed, Mobile Payments shoudl be at least as easy.

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breathe like a fish

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i want one!

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Homeless 'Journeyman Hacker' Leo Grand Launches Mobile App

Homeless 'Journeyman Hacker' Leo Grand Launches Mobile App | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
After three-and-a-half months of coding lessons, a homeless New York City man named Leo Grand launched a mobile phone app called "Trees for Cars."
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$100 end poverty for homelss man.

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South African banks hit by Internet card fraud syndicate | Reuters

South African banks hit by Internet card fraud syndicate | Reuters | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African banks have been swindled out of millions of dollars this year by an international fraud syndicate that stole card details from restaurant chains, the Payments Association...
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card fraud still a major problem. 

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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

How do you get from "what if?" to "eureka"? At the 99U Conference, Sugru creator Jane ni Dhulchaointigh describes her six-year journey from design student to inventor.
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an amazing insight into how to treat your customers. Well done Jane.

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Four Lessons from M-Pesa for your mobile money startup

Four Lessons from M-Pesa for your mobile money startup | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Whether or not we’re willing to admit it, people were using M-Pesa to send money long before most of us had even heard of the mobile money.
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good article, but does not address isues of cost and complexity, which are the main reasons most wallets are failing. World bank stats say 10% of turnover will be held over on deposit - on avg.

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Ditch Your Passwords -- US Gov To Issue Secure Online IDs

Ditch Your Passwords -- US Gov To Issue Secure Online IDs | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Third-party, cloud-based ID authentication can replace user names and passwords for online US government and e-commerce interactions.
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ID theft is already a problem. now a govt wants to control our passwords? I think not.

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The Detroit Bus Company

Young entrepreneur Andy Didorosi believes that the way to Detroit’s new era depends on better leadership and a solid connection between the city and the suburbs.…
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crisis ='s opportunity

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Making Payments with Sound Rachel Metz - MIT Technology Review

Making Payments with Sound Rachel Metz - MIT Technology Review | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Mobile Commerce Press Making Payments with Sound Rachel Metz MIT Technology Review The new app, called Way2ride, is free for iPhone and Android from the payment service company VeriFone, which already provides payment processing systems for more...
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try this when your network is congested....

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LIVE: ELON MUSK REVEALS THE HYPERLOOP!

LIVE: ELON MUSK REVEALS THE HYPERLOOP! | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
This is Musk's most ambitious plan to change how we travel.
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I bet he can do it cheaper than the government. 

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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

Via Nik Peachey
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I love this Professor. Imagine if we could do to the payments industry, what he has done in education? We could trade faster and create more opportunity...

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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PayPal tests Face Verification for mobile payments - USFinancePost

PayPal tests Face Verification for mobile payments - USFinancePost | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
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PayPal tests Face Verification for mobile payments
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PayPal Tests Face Verification for Mobile Payments PayPal has launched a trial phase for its technology to use face verification for facilitating mobile payments.
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wait for it..."I'm terribly sorry sir, but your face doesn't ring a bell"...my cash register's bell!

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This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Mobile Payments | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the
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talk about disruption! Great story. 3D printing will have a story like this too. What's your story?

 

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