Cashless Conversations Take Over Twitter

What's Next In Payments®
4:58 PM EDT December 27th, 2012

Here are our top five tweets from the week that was. Keep tweeting, and we may feature you next Friday.


@dgwbirch: Apple will/ will not (* delete where applicable) include NFC in next model via @pymnts: Evidence Mounts For NFC ow.ly/gmhEM

Wait, Dave, are you insinuating you’re a little tired of all the iPhone NFC speculation? We feel you, but given the potential ramifications an NFC-enabled iPhone could unleash on mobile payments, we feel compelled to pass along these tidbits anyway. Don’t worry, though: if the 5S ends up without NFC, everyone will probably wait a whole week or two before speculating on the iPhone 6!

Read the original tweet here.


@kenzomiwa: Spent some time in Uppsala in 2010; they should pull this off. “@pymnts: Swedish City Aims For #Cashless Conversion ow.ly/goiPm”

We thank Matt for reaching out to us and letting us know about his first hand experience in Uppsala, a Swedish city looking to decrease its crime rate by transitions to a cashless society. We broke down some of the cool payments procedures you can see in Uppsala here, and we have every intention of checking up with the fine citizens there in a few months to learn of any updates. The city’s size and demographics make it a great candidate for success, and we wish them all the best.

Read the original tweet here


@PeterJColbert: “@pymnts: A PYMNTS.com version of a holiday classic: ‘Twas The Swipe Before Payment tinyurl.com/clxh5gs” – classic!

Thanks to Peter and everyone else who shared or commented on our take of Christmas’ most famous poem. It was fun to write, and it helped us get in the holiday spirit. Just consider yourselves lucky we never got off the ground with “I Saw Mommy Swiping Credit Cards.”

Read the original tweet here.


@ejboyl: He is solid. RT @pymnts #AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault Rumored For Treasury Post ow.ly/gfZj3

It’s hard to give someone a ringing endorsement on Twitter given the character limit, so we appreciate Ed Boyle’s word of praise for Chenault, who appears to be in the running for next Treasury secretary. We learned last week that White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is likely still the front-runner, but it’d certainly be interested to see someone from one of the major networks reach such a high position.  

Read the original tweet here.


@robdelaney: If you’ve ever “scanned” a “QR code,” I don’t even know what to say to you.

No additional commentary needed here: this was just funny.

Read the original tweet here.


Have a good weekend, and happy tweeting!

Comments
Also by This Author
What's Hot
Mobile Commerce
MasterCard CEO: MasterPass Starts Where Apple Pay Stops
News
Credit Unions, Retail Groups Finger-Pointing On Payment Security
Merchant Innovation
Q3 Results Highlight Groupon’s Growing Pains
International
Alibaba Protects Its 11/11 “Singles Day” Turf
View All Articles ››
You May Also Like
Company Spotlight
Different mPOS Strokes for Different mPOS Folks
International
Digital River Offers A Sneak Peak At Mobile eCommerce Trends
Mobile Commerce
Trustwave Buys Cenzic To Beef Up App Testing Capability
Apple Pay Tracker
Apple Pay Faceoff
International
Korean Tech Companies Shifting B2C Focus to B2B Market
Mobile Commerce
MasterCard CEO: MasterPass Starts Where Apple Pay Stops
Acquiring
B2B Pricing Optimization Company Acquired
View All Articles ››