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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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Cash is king in Thailand, credit cards co-exist in Singapore

The past 10 days have proven that cash is still the preferred payment method  in Bangkok and Singapore. Credit cards are also widely accepted in Singapore, whereas only more commercial merchants in Bangkok accept plastic. There have been no opportunities for mobile payments in

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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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Square integrates with more accounting tools, launches software partner program

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Following up on similar work with Intuit’s(s intu) QuickBooks last year, Square has integrated its transaction tracking tools with Xero’s accounting software, allowing sales data to flow seamlessly from Square’s digital register into Xero’s spreadsheets. We can expect…

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