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Facebook Opens up Platform for Bot Developers

Facebook Opens up Platform for Bot Developers

by November 14, 2016 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Facebook announced today that it will be opening up a developer platform for chatbot builders named FbStart, in the spirit of hallmark Facebook simplicity. This can be expected to add many bouncing baby bots to the 34,000 already available for use on the Messenger platform, and aid in the improvement of existing solutions.Read More

Here’s What Banks Have That Facebook And Snapchat Don’t

Here’s What Banks Have That Facebook And Snapchat Don’t

by July 22, 2014 at 11:37 am 2 comments

Banks still have an advantage over Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat in the payments industry when it comes to one thing: trust.

Bitcoin is Out of Control

Bitcoin is Out of Control

by November 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

A month ago you could buy a bitcoin from Mt.Gox for under $200. Last week, it would have cost you around $400. At press time today, that same bitcoin costs about $670. What’s going on? Why would any use so volatile a currency? Alternatively, the Dow Jones Industrial Average toppedRead More

5 Drivers of Growth for Prepaid Cards

5 Drivers of Growth for Prepaid Cards

by May 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm 2 comments

Call it the Year of the Prepaid Card. It is estimated that prepaid purchase volume will top $150 billion this year and is expected to grow $45 billion over the next five years, according to Javelin Research & Strategy. Between 2009 and 2012 consumer use of prepaid cards grew 71%. So whatRead More

US Bank’s Mobile Photo Bill Pay Users Doubled in Last Two Weeks

US Bank’s Mobile Photo Bill Pay Users Doubled in Last Two Weeks

by May 1, 2013 at 9:15 am 3 comments

While usage of US Bank’s revolutionary mobile photo bill pay solution has doubled in just the last two weeks, bank officials say it is “too soon to tell” whether the product is deepening customer engagement or bringing in large numbers of users. That was the upshot of the briefing ofRead More

A Thin Field for More Deals like FIS’s Acquisition of mFoundry

A Thin Field for More Deals like FIS’s Acquisition of mFoundry

by February 11, 2013 at 11:10 am 2 comments

When the FIS acquisition of mFoundry was announced last week — along with ACI Worldwide’s acquisition of Online Resources — analysts nodded, not surprised. FIS already held a stake in mFoundry and re-sold its solution. The deal made sense for both sides. So we should expect more of this, right?Read More