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Pay with Amazon Figures Highlights Importance of Prime Users

Pay with Amazon Figures Highlights Importance of Prime Users

by February 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

Those claiming subscription models can’t work in the digital age are probably ignoring Amazon Prime. The Pay with Amazon numbers are out today, and are of course climbing, an unsurprising development considering the majority of consumers that use it—which currently weigh in at 33 million—happen to be members of Amazon’sRead More

Financial Chatbot Cleo Raises $700K in Seed Money

Financial Chatbot Cleo Raises $700K in Seed Money

by January 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm 1 comment

Siri who? Cleo, a London-based fintech startup that has developed a virtual assistant for personal finance, just raised $700,000 in a round of seed funding from intrigued angels. According to Crunchbase, one of those angels is Niklas Zennström, whom some might remember as the mind (and founder) of video-chat service Skype.Read More

Millennials Are Ready for the Bank of Amazon

Millennials Are Ready for the Bank of Amazon

by January 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm 1 comment

Amazon wins, once again, at a game it didn’t even know it was playing. According to a Jan. 11 survey from Accenture, millennial participants would consider parking their money with nontraditional institutions, and they picked winners. Attractive alt-banking contestants included Apple and Facebook, but it was Google, and of course, Amazon,Read More

Amazon, Diebold Offer Up a Peek at the Digital Future of Checkout

Amazon, Diebold Offer Up a Peek at the Digital Future of Checkout

by January 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

Shopping is set to change in the digital age, and it goes way beyond waiting 46 seconds for your EMV transaction to go through. Amazon has new stores without checkout counters or lines. And Diebold Nixdorf has a whole set of new toys it will introduce at the National RetailRead More

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

Amazon Builds on Mobile Momentum with ‘Digital Day’

by December 30, 2016 at 11:40 am 1 comment

E-commerce giant Amazon has just announced ‘Digital Day’— exactly like the company’s famed Prime Day, which achieved its best numbers this year, except for entirely digital products like e-books, music, and mobile games. The company’s Amazon Echo smart device for the home remains out of stock for the time being.Read More

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

Amazon Mobile App Usage Surged Over Holidays

by December 28, 2016 at 11:30 am 1 comment

Consumers are (mostly) done with holiday shopping, and Amazon seems to have had a great season. Actually, Amazon had its “best-ever season” of shopping, the e-commerce giant said yesterday. The company shipped more than a billion items worldwide through Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon, with company’s own digital assistant — AmazonRead More

Amazon Go Stores Will Not Have Checkout Counters [VIDEO]

Amazon Go Stores Will Not Have Checkout Counters [VIDEO]

by December 5, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Amazon released a video today promoting its Amazon Go stores and their “Just walk out” technology. Users check in with their apps at the door and then fill their shopping bags and leave. For now there is just one store and it’s in Seattle and only open to Amazon employees,Read More

Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

Why Is Capital One the Only Bank Using Alexa?

by September 30, 2016 at 10:23 am 2 comments

Earlier this year, Capital One and Amazon teamed up to put the Capital One “Skill” app on the Amazon Echo—as of now, Capital One customers who have the Echo or Echo Dot (anything with Alexa) can access their bank accounts using their voice. Capital One is currently the only financialRead More

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

by September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am 1 comment

With the launch of iOS 10 on Sept. 13, new payment functionality was enabled for Siri, iOS’s voice-activated virtual assistant, and iMessage, Apple’s text-based messaging platform. The first wave of payments apps on Apple’s newly platformized apps are: Venmo, the P2P payments platform from PayPal; Square Cash, from mobile payments serviceRead More

The Most Talked-about Companies at Finovate Weren’t Onstage

The Most Talked-about Companies at Finovate Weren’t Onstage

by September 19, 2016 at 9:13 am 1 comment

The most talked-about companies at Finovate Fall 2016 weren’t even presenting on the stage at the New York Hilton last week. But they represent everything fintech innovators love to love and love to hate: The Succesful Disruptor and The Evil Bank. If Amazon was the North Star — a beacon of simplicity —Read More