It is no coincidence that three weeks to the day after Apple Pay‘s introduction eBay Inc “chose” to spin off PayPal. In announcing today that it will IPO PayPal in late 2015, eBay effectively acknowledged that PayPal will find it far more difficult to score the double-digit rate of growth theRead More
Articles by: JJ Hornblass
To explain the remarkable technology innovation coming out of Israel, one Israeli entrepreneur once said that in the tiny nation, “there’s zero tolerance for work-arounds.,” This is the kind of attitude we are looking forward to seeing aimed squarely at fintech. Indeed, on Oct. 22-23, Leumi, one of Israel’s largestRead More
Long lines were forming outside AT&T shops long before dawn this morning — and least in Manhattan — in what can only be described as a consumer frenzy. But all the hype surrounding the iPhone 6/6 Plus launch today was leveraged to a whole other level today by MasterCard, anRead More
Stripe, a payments company for developers, “is widely regarded as a potential initial public offering candidate or acquisition target down the road.”
For Apple, privacy means not even securing data, but abstinence from it. What about the rest of the fintech world?
This Apple Pay demo makes it clear just how central Touch ID is to the Apple Pay experience.
Apple takes aim at the $12 billion-per-day payments industry with Apple Pay. Here’s a bootleg of Eddy Cue, SVP at Apple, unveiling Apple Pay today.
John Scully, the former CEO of Apple Inc., thinks that mobile payments at Apple, expected to be launched tomorrow, will amount to a “creative leap” on par with Apple’s introduction of the iPod or iPhone. Judge for yourself in this video from Bloomberg released today:
With the opportunity to rebrand (the payments firm, not the terrorist organization), ISIS could have gone in a multitude of directions. Alas, yesterday it chose “Softcard,” which is, to quote some friends on LinkedIn, a “horrendous choice.”
Is the intensity of banking innovation really heating up?
The ABA’s Frank Keating argues that banks deserve “balanced, nuanced” regulatory compliance that does not upend their economic prospects, particularly for smaller community banks. But that argument rings hollow.