Category Archives: mobile commerce

Global Mobile Payments Tracker

Global Mobile PYMNTS Transaction Tracker | PYMNTS.com. Handy up to date stats on mobile payment penetration, aggregate data and by major players. Advertisements

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The key to success of Alibaba

Alibaba: From Start to Now (And Wow) | PYMNTS.com.

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Have you heard about Klarna? Maybe if you live in Northern Europe.

Klarna, an Online Payment System Popular in Europe, Eyes Global Expansion – NYTimes.com. Sounds like the ultimate challenge for risk management… buy now and pay later, without a bank card! Very popular in Nordic countries, but I’d like to see … Continue reading

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PayPal Expands Its Working Capital Service To UK, Switches From Loans To Cash Advances

PayPal Expands Its Working Capital Service To UK, Switches From Loans To Cash Advances | TechCrunch. This is an interesting example on how simple payment providers can expand into loaning and other financial services leveraging the truck loads of information … Continue reading

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Apple’s Next Trick: Making the Retail POS Disappear

Apple’s Next Trick: Making the Retail POS Disappear | Street Fight. This potential for Apple to make it happen has been known for along time. Apple is best suited to dominate the consumer side armed with the iPhone and  iTunes. … Continue reading

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How bitcoin makes transactions cheaper

How bitcoin makes transactions cheaper — Medium. In a nutshell, this is the real business proposition that can derail other competitors in the retail electronic payments space. The key remains stability in the exchange rate. Beware of the immense possibilities … Continue reading

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PayPal launches the first battle to conquer the Visa/MC monopoly over POS terminals

PayPal Gives Small Businesses a Reason to Upgrade Their Old Registers! – #CashRegisterRIP | PayPal| Forward. It’s official. Paypal has launched the first serious attempt to challenge the credit card dominance by Visa/MC since American Express tried to create a … Continue reading

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