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Study: One In 10 Merchants Accepted mPayments In 2013
March 11, 2014

About 10 percent of all merchants accepted mobile payments last year. This represented a jump of 50 percent compared to 2012 levels, a new report from LexisNexis showed. An additional 25 percent of merchants expect to integrate mPayments into their existing systems in 2014. “Mobile-payment...

GoDaddy Strengthens Security Measures
March 11, 2014

In the wake of an online security crisis that resulted in the loss of a highly valued Twitter account, domain name company GoDaddy has released a new set of security protocols. Added measures include more stringent PIN settings and more restrictive lock-out procedures in the...

FIDO Takes A Bite Out Of Passwords
March 11, 2014

The FIDO Alliance has released a public draft of standards designed to improve access security. The group, composed of PayPal, Google and other companies in the tech space, published the draft, which calls for moving away from traditional password-based security systems, Forbes reported on Feb....

Bitcoin Bubble Tracker: January 24
March 04, 2014

Link to live trading on the various markets Bitcoin Bubble Tracker | Week 8 So, the world’s movers and shakers gathered in that idyllic Swiss enclave known as Davos this past week and agreed on perhaps only one thing:  that bitcoin’s future was far from...

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Income Equality: Behind The Data
December 23, 2013

Income inequality has been the hot-button topic of December ever since President Obama labeled it “the defining challenge of our time,” in a widely reported December 4 speech. But, as pointed out in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by equity fund director Robert Grady,...

3 Reasons EMV Won’t Happen In The U.S.
December 20, 2013

At this point, it’s safe to say that EMV isn’t exactly a sexy solution. The standard put in place by Europay, MasterCard and Visa in the 2000s as a way to fight fraud at the physical point of sale has lost much of its luster...

Neutralizing Omnichannel’s 4 Biggest Friction Points
December 19, 2013

“Without excellence in each channel, it becomes difficult to even contemplate the delivery of the seamless experience that characterizes omnichannel commerce.” This is the challenge of omnichannel, as defined by Faisal Masud, executive vice president of Staples, one of the companies that is leading the...

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6 Google-Funded Ventures To Watch In 2014
December 17, 2013

In just four short years, Google’s venture capital arm Google Ventures has become a major force in the startup space. For perspective, Google Ventures finalized 75 new investments in 2013, a whopping 33 percent of its total deals to date. Further, Google Ventures now invests...

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Online, Mobile Surge Drives Modest Black Friday
December 01, 2013

While known for its unpredictable and unprecedented savings opportunities, Black Friday 2013 progressed largely according to expectations: Online and mobile commerce were the biggest drivers of sales increases, with IBM real-time reporting finding that online sales rose 19 percent for the holiday. This growth was...