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Buy anything on Amazon.com with Zinc Save, and pay with Dwolla

Buy anything on Amazon.com with Zinc Save, and pay with Dwolla | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
As a Dwolla member, we know that a lot of you have a balance in your account but have nowhere to use Dwolla locally. That can be kind of frustrating if
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very slick payment experience..

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Struq's new ad targeting will identify 100% of people, 60-70% of the time, across all devices

Struq's new ad targeting will identify 100% of people, 60-70% of the time, across all devices | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
If Struq CEO Sam Barnett gets his way, no ad anywhere would ever be delivered if it was not personalized. And every ad would be tailored to you, your likes, your previous purchases, your location, ...
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Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free | TechCrunch

Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free | TechCrunch | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Payment company Ribbon, which to date has offered a merchant-facing tool that allows its users to set up a quick-and-easy checkout page on their own sites or..
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Such simple, elegant UX, will be interesting to see how Ribbon monetise the P2P piece..
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The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
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This Dan Pink  video is great..

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Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Founders Fund, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation | TechCrunch

Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Founders Fund, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation | TechCrunch | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
The payments industry has a new billion dollar company. Online payments company Stripe is announcing more than $80 million in Series C funding, at a $1.75..
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Stripe is growing super fast with their developer 'needs' focussed payment innovation and approach..

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As sites and services become product aware, the age of pervasive commerce begins

As sites and services become product aware, the age of pervasive commerce begins | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Get ready for a “product aware” world in which wearables, location and machine learning blur the lines between online and real world commerce to deliver hyper targeted results.
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Very interesting article on the future of commerce..

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Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola talks about how he self-finances all his films, why the artist must never lie, and how true collaboration is like great sex.
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Francis Ford Coppola on experimentation, risk taking, forming positive habits and collaboration...great read

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P&G Brand Officer Says 'Digital Marketing Is Dead'

P&G Brand Officer Says 'Digital Marketing Is Dead' | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Procter & Gamble's global brand building officer Marc Pritchard proclaimed digital marketing to be "dead." He urges advertisers to go back to brand building.
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Not really product, more branding, but I enjoyed this viewpoint from Marc  Pritchard..

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The Lean Startup | Methodology

The Lean Startup | Methodology | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Methodologies from the official website of all things Lean Startup presented by Eric Ries.
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Lean Startup principles are a very useful guide for product development efforts. 

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Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into 15 minute animated presentation. There's obviously more to product ownership than this, so...
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Great overview of the Product Owner role within Agile...lot easier than reading a book...

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The 4 quadrants of marketing management, a 2x2 model - Chief Marketing Technologist

The 4 quadrants of marketing management, a 2x2 model - Chief Marketing Technologist | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Having spent many years in the “conversion optimization” subdiscipline of marketing — a forerunner to what is now known as “growth hacking” in some circles — I’ve mulled over the inherent tension between innovation and optimization for a while. They’re two different mindsets. At its best, innovation is about exploring a wide range of bold, […]
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How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
A new report on digital currency regulations across the globe revealed a strange patchwork of laws. Read on to find out which developed nations are...
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an anonymous, heavily encrypted, widely accepted digital currency is looking inevitable... 

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Amazon Wants To Include Peer-to-Peer Payments In Its “Real World” PayPal Competitor | TechCrunch

Amazon Wants To Include Peer-to-Peer Payments In Its “Real World” PayPal Competitor | TechCrunch | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Earlier today, the WSJ published a report on how Amazon is building a Kindle-based point-of-sale payments service for local merchants using technology it..
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PayPal Debuts A Simpler, Native Checkout Experience For Merchants And Expands Beacon Internationally | TechCrunch

PayPal Debuts A Simpler, Native Checkout Experience For Merchants And Expands Beacon Internationally | TechCrunch | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
We've been hearing a lot about PayPal's ambitions to integrate technology into the offline and mobile experience, with the recent launch of Beacon, a device..
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Good to see PayPal creating an in context Checkout experience and removing the clunky re-direction..

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Paydiant Cardless Cash Access - YouTube

Consumers can now use their smartphones, instead of their debit or credit cards, to withdraw cash from automated teller machines (ATMs). Paydiant's Cardless ...
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Very interesting concept...shame about QR code piece though..
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Beyond Lean Startups: Eric Ries’ movement heads to Fortune 500, government, and beyond

Beyond Lean Startups: Eric Ries’ movement heads to Fortune 500, government, and beyond | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
What does it mean when a giant corporate like General Electric embraces the "lean startup" movement?
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Keen On… The Future of Money: Kickstarter and the Bitcoin Climax | TechCrunch

Keen On… The Future of Money: Kickstarter and the Bitcoin Climax | TechCrunch | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Having raised over $37,000 on Kickstarter to make a TV show about the future of money, Heather Schlegel knows a thing or two about both social and financial..
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Great little video, looks like an interesting project..

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Why You Should Talk Less and Do More | Design Thinking

Why You Should Talk Less and Do More | Design Thinking | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
Shortening the distance between talking about an idea and prototyping it is key to becoming a successful design thinker.
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Start Up Metrics Chart

Start Up Metrics Chart | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it

All in business is not about money.

Dave McClure (500startups), one of the most influent investor in the world, defines the Key Metrics of an Entrepreneur and its startup.

AARRR are Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, Revenue.


Via fmerian
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great snapshot of many of the core performance metrics of web startup..

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Why Lean Canvas vs Business Model Canvas?

Why Lean Canvas vs Business Model Canvas? | product dev, payments & other stuff | Scoop.it
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I love this rethought way to look at Business Model canvas..

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