Mobile payments companies and retailers will forge more partnerships where they retain customer identities, making it unnecessary to re-enter credit- card information, said John Collison, co-founder of Stripe Inc.
Francisco Soares, a 32-year-old Brasilia electrician, felt good about life two years ago when he started commuting in his first car, blasting the music and passing packed buses. Since then, bills started piling up, the cost of living jumped and last week he had to sell his wheels.
Billboards aren’t just surfaces for the used-car dealer down the road to tell you when to turn off for hot deals, outdoor advertising company Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. says. They’re also works of art.
“My First Trip to China” may sound like a high-school writing assignment. Don’t get put off by the title. This collection of short essays by scholars, journalists and businessmen provides insightful and often entertaining early glimpses into the Middle Kingdom.
Banks, credit card companies and tech start-ups spent the last decade obsessing over the prospect of using mobile phones as “digital wallets.” Google, for example, made $300 million in acquisitions to break into mobile payments with its underperforming Google Wallet.