Post Tagged with: "Messaging"

Disney Adds Messaging Service for Kids with Games (and Payments?)

Disney Adds Messaging Service for Kids with Games (and Payments?)

by August 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

What do you call the generation that comes after millennials? For now they’re just kids, but soon they’ll be a powerful force in the world of commerce. (Today’s parents may tell you they already are.) Disney is reaching out to this group with a new messaging app called Mix thatRead More

SMS No Longer Secure for 2-Factor Authorization

SMS No Longer Secure for 2-Factor Authorization

by July 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm 1 comment

It might be time to say goodbye to those text messages containing PINs to help you log into your favorite banking site. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft of its latest guidelines on digital authentication this week, and it contains a disturbing bit ofRead More

Apple’s iOS 10 Offers Significant New Platforms for Payments

Apple’s iOS 10 Offers Significant New Platforms for Payments

by June 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm 4 comments

The payments news from Apple seemed sparse compared to other flashier offerings at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference, but significant new payment platforms within the iOS were quietly announced. Ben Brown of the bank consultancy First Annapolis tweeted: WWDC payments news in a tweet: Apple Pay in/coming to 9 markets, comingRead More

Craft Silicon Puts Banking into Messaging Apps

Craft Silicon Puts Banking into Messaging Apps

by April 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

Messaging apps dominate smartphone use, particularly by millennials, so shouldn’t banks want to be where their customers are? Craft Silicon, based in Nairobi, Kenya, certainly thinks so. It aims to help banks connect with customers by bringing simple banking functionality to messaging apps. At FinDEVr in New York Wednesday, CEO Kamal BudhabhattiRead More

Facebook Poaches PayPal’s Marcus to Run Messaging

Facebook Poaches PayPal’s Marcus to Run Messaging

by June 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm 1 comment

Facebook managed to pull of a major hire today, poaching David Marcus from PayPal, the eBay-owned payments company where he served as president.