The marriage of in-store shopping, online ordering and mobile commerce is happening just as fast for retailers as it is for consumers.
A year from now, Sionic Mobile will have distributed 100,000 free iBeacons to small businesses, a $1 million marketing play the company hopes secures its place among local stores as they start to adopt mobile technologies.
In many emerging markets, daily financial transactionsbuying groceries, paying a utility bill, cashing a paycheck or billing a customerare notoriously difficult. Banking institutions are few and far between, and large swaths of the population have little or no access to them.
Now that Verizon has nailed down a deal to buy Yahoo's search and advertising business, it's starting to look a lot more like Google and it might even have the tools to take a second stab at the payments industry.
Vantiv had a specific vision in mind when acquiring Mercury Payment Systems two years ago to provide the ultimate playground for app developers to operate in a multi-channel world.
When Amazon launched Amazon Dash buttons, many observers predicted that the concept would completely upend the retail model. But recent market research shows that fewer than half of Amazon Dash purchasers have actually used the button.
Patrons of the GC Express gas station in Caro, Mich., have another choice to make at the pump: Do they want to pay with a credit union's mobile banking app?
To hear PayPal CEO Dan Schulman tell it, his company's agreement with Visa this week is a transformative and history-making deal. But in at least one way, PayPal must make sure that history does not repeat itself.
"Nobody really paid attention" when the technology for algorithmic portfolio management and investment advice was developed five years ago, says Gauthier Vincent of Deloitte. But now that robo startups are all the rage, retail banks want in. read more »