Is cryptocurrency the payment of the future? Or is it another fad that will fizzle out before it really gains traction? Crypto advocates may be frothing at the mouth to promote mass adoption, but without a serious rethinking, crypto is destined to remain a barter tool for only the truest believers. To become a viable alternative to […]
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Public transportation systems around the world are very different. Ticketing systems and route information are often confusing and rarely convenient for the user. But what if your credit card could act as a Fifth Element-style multipass enabling you to board that commuter train or bus with a wave of your hand? This is the idea […]
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The social network will be watching—and presumably learning.
Hill Ferguson and Bill Ready divvy up consumers and merchants.
It’s not really an endorsement, and it doesn’t really change payments.
The payments platform welcomes the cryptocurrency.
That’s how it looks when you start piecing the puzzle together.
The mobile-payments partnership is done.
Merchants could save a bundle.
PayPal is really going mobile.
Pay by iPhone, at least at some merchants.
A backstage win for pay-by-iPhone.
Women do more than man the craft table, right?
Online giant enters physical space.
Maybe shopping and social don’t mix.
More e-commerce moves.
Facebook might finally get e-commerce right.