Post Tagged with: "Messenger"

Can Facebook Messenger’s Two New Security Features Help Banks?

Can Facebook Messenger’s Two New Security Features Help Banks?

by July 8, 2016 at 10:40 am 1 comment

Facebook Messenger is increasing its security in a bid to be your primary messaging app — and maybe your primary banking app, too. A limited number of Facebook Messenger’s more than 900 million users gained access to two new security features today: end-to-end encryption, meaning only the sender and recipient can viewRead More

Payments Down, While Ad Revenue Soars for Facebook

Payments Down, While Ad Revenue Soars for Facebook

by April 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

Facebook expects its payments revenue for 2016 to come in lower than 2015. The company couldn’t be more clear: ads are “the big focus.” The company’s ad revenue this quarter soared 57% year over year, hitting $5.4 billion, of which $4.2 billion – 82% – was mobile. In comparison, totalRead More

TD Bank Stays Human in Facebook Messenger Customer Service

TD Bank Stays Human in Facebook Messenger Customer Service

by April 18, 2016 at 10:29 am 0 comments

There’s a lot of talk about mobile growth and Facebook Messenger lately. The service has something north of 800 million active users, and some counts put it at 900 million. Part of this talk is the nature of the mobile Goliath we’re collectively viewing in the wake of fintech acceleration,Read More

Apple’s P2P Service Could Be a Play to Win Banks Over to TouchID

Apple’s P2P Service Could Be a Play to Win Banks Over to TouchID

by November 13, 2015 at 11:57 am 1 comment

Apple is doubling down on payments, but it may actually be about authentication. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is expected to launch a peer-to-peer money transfer service sometime in 2016, according to a report this week from the Wall Street Journal. Apple is no stranger to P2P — it filedRead More

Facebook Payments Revenue Falls While Ad Revenue Soars

Facebook Payments Revenue Falls While Ad Revenue Soars

by November 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Facebook revenue continues to soar, but payments revenue plays little part in that — it’s all about the advertising. Payments revenue was $202 million, down 6% from the prior quarter, and down 18% year over year. Total revenue was a different story, up 11% on the quarter and 40% overRead More

It Is Time for Banks to ‘Pivot’

It Is Time for Banks to ‘Pivot’

by August 28, 2015 at 11:57 am 2 comments

Bankers need but one mantra today: “my bank is a technology company, my bank is a technology company.” And exhale. The truth is this concept appears to be incredibly difficult for the vast majority of American banks to fully grasp even today — unlike European banks, for example. Why exactlyRead More