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New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems

New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems | payments | Scoop.it

Today, GSMA has released a new infographic on how mobile money has contributed to the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems, fostering financial inclusion and the growth of the mobile eco...


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Faisal Omar's curator insight, October 1, 2014 12:25 AM
GSMA presents a detailed infrogram on the growth of the retail sectors with respect mobile money in Kenya. The NPS and new regulation are expected to drive growth further.
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Twitter Inches Closer to E-Commerce With CardSpring Deal - Digits - WSJ

Twitter Inches Closer to E-Commerce With CardSpring Deal - Digits - WSJ | payments | Scoop.it
To get its commerce initiative off the ground, Twitter went shopping.

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The Massive Credit And Debit Card Security Overhaul In The US Is Coming — Here Are The Costs And Opportunities

The Massive Credit And Debit Card Security Overhaul In The US Is Coming — Here Are The Costs And Opportunities | payments | Scoop.it
The new EMV or "chip card" migration mandated by credit card networks will create new opportunities and costs

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DebbyBruck's curator insight, May 8, 2014 6:07 PM

Microchipping credit and debit cards may be a good idea in helping avoid identity fraud (if you have much to be defrauded of). Many people are avoiding getting into debt these days as well as busy just trying to survive and pay bills.  As long as in the future, this doesn't evolve into chipping humans - not everyone believes every single human action needs to be tracked, traced, recorded and watched.  What are your beliefs about it?  If it were required for you to be chipped in order to access your bank accounts, buy food, pay bills, acquire medical treatment, etc.,  what would you do?  Do you have a plan of action no matter which direction this topic turns?  If the banking system and economy are truly as fragile as they appear to be - why not creative alternatives and wean free from credit and banking altogether? Definitely something to think about!

 

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Apple's iPhone 6 Will Have This Revolutionary Feature (AAPL)

Apple's iPhone 6 Will Have This Revolutionary Feature (AAPL) | payments | Scoop.it

While many are looking forward to the next-generation Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) iPhone because it will likely be thinner, feature a larger screen, and even offer improved pixel density on its display, the really impressive part about the new iPhone will probably be the A8 processor. In fact, while Apple's A7 was touted as "desktop class" (and in many respects it was), the A8 should bring new meaning to that phrase.

The Apple A7 was a massive jump from the A6
The Apple A7 chip, according to Apple, sported "over 1 billion" transistors and fit all of that into a die area of 102 square millimeters. Apple has claimed that this is roughly twice the number of transistors found in the prior-generation A6, which implies some pretty substantial efforts on the design side of things as Samsung's 28-nanometer process did not offer anywhere close to twice the gate density of the 32-nanometer process.

Furthermore, the A7 also offered roughly twice the performance of the A6 chip, thanks to a significantly beefed-up CPU core, much faster graphics block, and a lot of system-level improvements. The trade-off here is that the A7 also seems to consume more power than the A6 at full load, but because the chip is much faster it can finish workloads more quickly, racing to an "idle" state more quickly and ultimately saving power consumed.

The A8 could be an even bigger jump
In moving from Samsung's 28-nanometer process to TSMC's (NYSE: TSM  ) 20-nanometer, Apple will again roughly double the number of transistors that it can put in a given chip area. Assuming it sticks to the roughly 100 square millimeter die sizes that have characterized its last couple of product generations, Apple should have north of 2 billion transistors at its disposal. To put this into context, this is about 43% more transistors than theIntel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) Haswell chip found inside the MacBook Air.

It is very likely that with such a transistor count, as well as the performance/power improvements that the 20-nanometer transistors bring, the iPhone 6 will offer peak CPU and graphics performance that is well ahead of many of the Intel Bay Trail-M based notebooks and Bay Trail-D based desktops that will be shipped during this back-to-school season.

Did you just say Apple's iPhone 6 could outperform PCs?
Yes, you heard that right: Apple's iPhone 6 could offer more performance than many PCs. In fact, the A7 chip inside of the iPhone 5s already offers superior graphics performance to Intel's Bay Trail-M and Bay Trail-D parts found in low-cost notebooks/desktops, respectively, and the CPU performances of Bay Trail and Apple's A7 -- at least in the few cross-platform benchmarks out there -- seem roughly equivalent (A7 has higher single-core performance, but Bay Trail has more cores).

With A8, this will only get better for Apple, particularly as Intel is not planning to refresh its low-end PC chips this year in any meaningful capacity. The higher-end Haswell/Broadwell parts should still be noticeably faster (particularly Broadwell), but the fact that Apple will soon be selling customers a phone that will be across-the-board faster than the lowest-end PCs is quite exciting.

Foolish bottom line
The upcoming iPhone 6 will break ground in a number of key ways, but by far the most interesting from a technological perspective will be its performance. Apple's chip designs are world class, and with the increased transistor budget afforded to it by TSMC's 20-nanometer manufacturing process, the iPhone 6 should offer pretty unreal levels of performance.

Desktop class, indeed. 

 

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Amazon to move into P2P and in-store payments

Amazon to move into P2P and in-store payments | payments | Scoop.it
Amazon apparently envisages the ability to offer a payment processing service to merchants and consumers as a powerful form of glue that will cement a number of diverse offerings together. As it pl...

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Bob Frazier's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:12 PM

Amazon entering mobile payments, they might be new to mobile payments but Amazon is a huge force to be dealt with by Square, PayPal and other existing moblie payments competitors!

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Google Wallet update lets you request money, send money for free, and manage giftcards [VIDEO]

Google Wallet update lets you request money, send money for free, and manage giftcards [VIDEO] | payments | Scoop.it

Google Wallet is getting a nice today. You can now send money for free using your debit card, manage gift cards, and request money. There's also support for Spanish.


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So maybe there is still some life in the twitching corpse of the wallet? Maybe.

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Christian Peper's curator insight, July 17, 2014 3:38 PM
It's not dead yet Jim!
Dominique Palacci's curator insight, July 23, 2014 9:47 AM

Plus fort que Passbook d'Apple, Google Wallet va jusqu'à gérer les transferts d'argent et le paiement.

La guerre des "wallets" est relancée.

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Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second

Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second | payments | Scoop.it
A startling way to visualize the data.

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IBM discovers new class of ultra-tough, self-healing, recyclable plastics that could redefine almost every industry | ExtremeTech

IBM discovers new class of ultra-tough, self-healing, recyclable plastics that could redefine almost every industry | ExtremeTech | payments | Scoop.it
Stop the press! IBM Research announced this morning that it has discovered a whole new class of... plastics. This might not sound quite as sexy as, say, MIT discovering a whole new state of matter -- but wait until you hear what these new plastics can do. This new class of plastics -- or more accurately, polymers -- are stronger than bone, have the ability to self-heal, are light-weight, and are 100% recyclable. The number of potential uses, spanning industries as disparate as aerospace and semiconductors, is dizzying. A new class of polymers hasn't been discovered in over 20 years -- and, in a rather novel twist, they weren't discovered by chemists: they were discovered by IBM's supercomputers.

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8 Tips to Make Pinterest Work For Your Business

8 Tips to Make Pinterest Work For Your Business | payments | Scoop.it

Do you use Pinterest to help market your business?Have you realised any business value from using Pinterest?


To make Pinterest work as an effective tool for your business, consider the fundamentals in matching visual content to business messaging.


Creating marketing campaigns around visual content is always an attractive proposition due to the human nature to like rich and engaging content. You will find that the average internet user is much more likely and receptive to spending 10 minutes watching a YouTube clip than spending the same time reading a text-heavy article....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:14 AM

Here's how to get Pinterest working for your business.

Lee Werrell's curator insight, May 16, 2014 7:46 AM

Pinterest can be a valuable additional SM asset to you, especially if you show pictures on your site for your products or services. Used properly it can be a lucrative channel, due to the demographics of the clientele!

Commerce Pundit's curator insight, May 16, 2014 7:46 AM

You have mentioned some enormous guidelines over here. We personally use Pinterest for all our clients and it is very useful for getting traffics as well conversion.