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...

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...

PYMNTS Report: Unlocking P2P’s Earnings Potential
December 18, 2013

Boston, MA – December 19, 2013 – With mobile phone use skyrocketing, banks and third parties are rushing to corner the market on person-to-person (P2P) payments. So, what’s holding P2P back? Consumers expect P2P services to be fast and free, a costly proposition when success...

Pirq Pivots For Second Chance As SMB Loyalty Specialist
November 25, 2013

Fueled by buzz generated from a savvy early partnerships with Apple and Microsoft, and a loyal customer base willing to delay purchases to cash in on promotions, Kirkland, Washington-based startup Pirq enjoyed a rash of success in early 2012 as a viable competitor to Groupon...

Controversial Mobile Commerce Insider Series Friday Fact-Finding Mission
October 24, 2013

Think you know your mobile commerce stuff? Well then, without consulting Professor Google, do you know the answers to the following questions about what’s going on in mobile commerce right now? Q#1: What percentage of U.S. retail sales do MCX merchants command? A#1: According to...

Alternative Finances
Promoting Cost-Conscious Healthcare Consumption
October 03, 2013

Alegeus Technologies, the Waltham-based healthcare and benefit payment solutions provider, has created an infographic that summarizes how the consumer directed healthcare movement is leading to more cost-conscious healthcare consumption, higher degrees of healthcare engagement and a reduction in healthcare spending. The Infographic, entitled “Understanding the...

Company Spotlight
Why Discover Set Its Sights On Barclaycard
July 12, 2013

“Discover is building a global payments business, and as such, you need to have acceptance.” According to Gerry Wagner, vice president of global acceptance at Discover, such is the simple yet practical logic behind his company’s deal with Barclaycard: a pairing that made headlines around...

Company Spotlight
Build Vs. Buy: The MPOS Conundrum
June 19, 2013

To build an MPOS solution, or to buy one: that is the question. As retailers and merchants look to build out their unique mobile point of sale platforms, they’re faced with no shortage of difficult questions. How can they produce a solution specific enough to...

Shopmium Raises $5.6 Million For Coupon Discovery App
June 04, 2013

Jun 4, 2013 French coupon advertising platform Shopmium ended its Series B funding round with $5.6 million in capital, according to TechCrunch. The money came from investors including Accel Partners, ISAI and Ventech, which added to Shopmium’s undisclosed seed funding earnings. Shopmium’s CEO said the...