Written By Karen Webster

Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on emerging payments and a strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of multinational players in the payments and commerce space. As the CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to identify, ignite and monetize innovation. Karen also serves on the boards of a number of emerging companies, helping innovators develop and implement business strategies that drive market adoption for their products and services. Karen is also an entrepreneur herself, who has successfully founded and launched several new ventures in the loyalty, on-line media, and social networking sectors, including PYMNTS.com.

Platform Payments
Will 99 Cents Burn Toast at the POS?

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Connected Economy
Finding The Digital Economy’s Product Market FIT

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artificial intelligence
Why Generative AI Is a Bigger Threat to Apple Than...

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Voice Activation
How Consumers Want to Live in a Conversational Voice Economy

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Metaverse
How Facebook Turned the Metaverse Into a Buzzword

It all started with a cat and a baby. In 1959, neurophysiologists David Hubel...

Fintech Investments
The Silicon Valley Bank Story No One Has Told

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Consumer Insights
Why 50% of US Consumers Don’t Chase Merchant Deals

Nearly half of U.S. consumers say they shifted to brands and stores that offered...

PYMNTS - The Ongoing Battle For Consumer Retail Spend: Amazon Versus Walmart Q1 2022: The Grocery Wild Card - July 2022
Retail
Why the Amazon-Walmart Retail Battle Won’t Be Fought in the...

Groceries, and how and where consumers buy them, is almost as topical as generative...