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LevelUp and Loop Wallet: The Code Reader and the Dongle

LevelUp and Loop

This weekend, I installed two new apps on my phone: LevelUp and Loop Wallet. These join Square Wallet, Square Cash, PayPal, Google Wallet, Venmo, and PopMoney. My payment apps folder is getting as crowded as the competition! That said, I am excited to try these

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Top banking needs for the #YOLO generation

Students

Recently, I was asked about American university students’ top banking needs. Here are my thoughts on how we can get the #YOLO generation setup with the most essential financial tools. Feel free to add your Comments, below! First, the fun stuff… Mobile

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Wells Fargo SurePay billboard is attractive, effective

I recently blogged that ClearXchange, a payments venture between Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Chase, is in a good position to succeed in the mobile payments space, and deserves more press. With the right marketing (e.g., billboards, mobile advertisements, commercials),

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Wallet-less Weekend: woes outweigh wows!

Wallet-less weekend complete! I survived.

This weekend, I embarked on a 3.5 day wallet-less adventure to see if I could survive on mobile (iPhone) payment apps in place of cash and credit. My experiment was insightful and enjoyable! That said, the past few days in San

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Wallet-less Weekend: testing mobile-readiness in Silicon Valley

Mobile Payments Only

This afternoon, I’m feeling inspired by Forbes’ Steven Bertoni‘s “wallet-less day” adventure. As described in his post, Steven went one day without credit cards or cash his wallet, to see if he could survive on solely mobile payment apps. In admiration

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Scanbot app falls short of expectations, misses mark

Scanbot

This morning, I posted a note about the launch of Scanbot, a new iOS app that can be used to “scan anything” and store the scanned image for later retrieval. I was hopeful that the new app could bridge the gap

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Sending and receiving money: an easy, fragmented delight!

money

In an age where we have everything in our pocket, or within reach, it’s both understandable and amazing how fragmented the peer-to-peer mobile payments space has become. With numerous banks and third-party providers crowding the market, and seemingly little partnership across the

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