Mobile commerce is still an emerging market in search of itself, with both the boosters and skeptics commenting in recent weeks. The swirl of news and surveys illustrates the tensions between tradition and innovation that mark the new-technology dance of entrepreneur demand creation and consumer desire fulfillment.
A Big, Fat Cloud
In a study that articulates demand for mobile phone payments, Accenture says that [...Continue Reading]
At the Sibos conference, the banks and software vendors show the latest and greatest technologies and techniques, while SWIFT’s two-year-old innovation initiative, Innotribe, brainstorms the future of finance. Sibos is the annual finance and banking conference sponsored by SWIFT, the Brussels-based organization that provides an international financial communications platform and messaging standards.
This year, the hottest new products and innovation initiatives focused on mobile [...Continue Reading]
Nope. There’s still hope. Lots of it. Along with serious questions. Lots of them.
Closings, layoffs, and bankruptcies are manifestations of current economic chaos. “But in chaos lies opportunity,” said Gerould Kern, editor of The Chicago Tribune, published by Tribune Co.
Joined by Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Kern spoke Thursday March 18 at “A Discussion on Print Media in the Digital [...Continue Reading]
In the week since Google introduced the Nexus One Android phone, the posts, reviews, and comments on what’s next for Google, what’s next for mobile, and what’s next for the known universe have been taking up I’d bet terabytes of storage space throughout the information network.
One of my favorite bloggers, Fred Wilson of AVC, posted “What Blackberry Is For Outlook/Exchange, Android Is For [...Continue Reading]
Google introduced its Nexus One phone today, and it marks a conclusion in one phase of mobile evolution and the beginning of the next.
I’m not talking about the technology of the phone itself, though as a new owner of an Android-based phone, I can tell you it’s pretty cool. Maybe even as cool as the iPhone, which I have long said is “the [...Continue Reading]