Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Microsoft CEO: Data Privacy Is A ‘Human Right’

PYMNTS

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently called data privacy a “human right,” urging tech companies to do all they could to protect users from cyber threats.

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Gartner: you’re better than this

Chris Skinner

Sales Territory Management: The importance of automation & how to choose the right solution

Insights on Business

This blog is reposted with permission – originally posted on the OpenSymmetry blog. Territory management (TM) is one of the hardest – and most important – sales activities to get right.

Mobile payment plays big role in restaurant omnichannel digital experience

Mobile Payments Today

Sean Kennedy, president of Cowboy Chicken, and Modern Market Technology Director Brian Anderson shared insight and tips on crafting a digital experience strategy at the Fast Casual Executive Summit

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Brexit A Boon For Blockchain?

PYMNTS

Questions loom large over Brexit. As the U.K. gears up to leave the European Union (EU), for commerce, there remains the unknowns of how trade will be affected, as well as how capital, goods and services can be tracked.

Clash of clans … or new bank versus old bank (Fidor, BPCE) 

Chris Skinner

I was talking with some friends at the most innovative bank in Europe that has stopped getting on my radar for the past few years. I first blogged about them back in 2012, when I met the founder at an event. That bank is called Fidor.

Nine Questions to ask an Enterprise Fraud Management Vendor

Insights on Business

When observing the waves, you may miss the shifting tides. Enterprise Fraud Management is being reinvented. Assessing revolutionary risk and compliance management solutions with outdated factors and antiquated perspectives may prevent you from seeing the bigger picture.

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Mapping Fraud’s DNA

PYMNTS

Payments and commerce fraud has its own ecosystem, one that includes criminals, servers and other computing devices, IP addresses, compromised payment cards and stolen personal data, and even houses and other physical locations.

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AI is only as good as the people who program it

Chris Skinner

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving at a pace, creating a really interesting online debate the other day about its applications. Specifically, the question was raised about self-driving cars and how they make decisions. For example, when a self-driving car crashes, who should die?

Addressing Key Challenges at the Frontier of Financial Services Marketing

Bank Innovation

There have never been more opportunities – or more challenges – in digital marketing, especially for financial services. With a plethora of channels and corresponding metrics, how do marketers decide which ones to prioritize?

Discover’s new CEO sees partnerships driving digital financial networks

Mobile Payments Today

Roger Hochschild, the new president and CEO, sees the company playing a partnership role to many of the smaller, emerging financial networks

Seven Big Threats Facing Seven Big Tech And Payments Players This Halloween

PYMNTS

Halloween , the annual celebration of the spooky and supernatural, is just a couple of days away. For many in payments and the vast ecosystem that it powers, the scariest thing about Oct.

Apps, DApps and Super-Apps

Chris Skinner

You’re probably familiar with an app. Maybe you even have some on this thing called a smartphone. I apologise for the few financial guys I know who are still using blackberries, as what follows may blow your mind.

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Can QR Codes Make It in America? SwiftPass Thinks So

Bank Innovation

The scale of mobile payments in China staggers the Western imagination. In 2017, $15.4 trillion in mobile payments were processed, 54% by Alipay, and 39% by Tencent’s WeChat Pay. By the most generous estimation, the U.S. market, though growing steadily, processes a tiny fraction of that amount.

From Instagram To Slack: 9 Successful Startup Pivots

CB Insights

Instagram, Netflix, Slack – these platforms have become so integral to people’s lives, it’s hard to believe they began as very different products. Sure, apps and platforms evolve, adding new features over time.

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How Supplier Churn Can Stifle B2B Payments Automation: Symbeo

PYMNTS

Accounts payable (AP) automation certainly has the potential to transform the invoice-to-pay process by allowing employees to turn their attention from monotonous, manual tasks to more value-added ones.

Keep on grafting

Chris Skinner

Every now and again people like me are drawn back into reality. Sure, I fly business class, sometimes first, and drink champagne at 40,000 feet. I land and stay in luxurious hotels whilst partying with a network of people who are friends, rather than business associates.

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Payments Card Fraud: Death by a Thousand Cuts

Mobile Payments Today

Not only do card fraud losses take a dollar-for-dollar toll on bottom line profitability, card fraud blights the customer experience—undermining consumers' trust and collectively costing issuers millions annually in lost business

Unbundling The Autonomous Vehicle

CB Insights

Autonomous vehicles rely on a set of complementary technologies to understand and respond to their surroundings.

Microsoft And Nasdaq Partner For Blockchain Initiative

PYMNTS

Microsoft is reportedly partnering with Nasdaq on blockchain, in which its Azure blockchain services will integrate with Nasdaq’s Financial Framework.

The Finanser’s Week: 22nd October – 28th October 2018

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Technosocialism? As if … Someone told me I should start a travel blog, as I fly more than most pigeons do. But I’m not sure my travel blog would be read so much. However, it does make me reflect on travel and money.

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A letter from MPT's new editor: Learning how to drive again in a world that keeps changing

Mobile Payments Today

David Jones, editor of MPT, introduces himself

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Fools Rush In: 37 Of The Worst Corporate M&A Flops

CB Insights

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the most important ways a big corporation can stay competitive — when they work out. Unfortunately many of these marriages don’t always make it.

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Western Union Grows Digital Double-Digits, Expands Underbanked Reach With Amazon

PYMNTS

Traction with digital transactions marked Western Union ’s latest results on Wall Street, while a newly minted agreement with Amazon grabbed its share of attention on the post-release third-quarter earnings call on Thursday (Nov.

Things worth reading: 31st October 2018

Chris Skinner

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Red Hat Explains Why APIs Are Not Enough

Bank Innovation

Red Hat, a multinational software company, will be conducting a webinar called “Why APIs Are Not Enough,” on Bank Innovation’s website next month.

The Meatless Ecosystem: How Startups Are Attacking Traditional Meat Producers

CB Insights

The $90B global meat market is feeling the pressure. The industry has evolved into a complex global business that involves farms and feed lots, as well as meat middle-men, like processing and storage centers, transportation and logistics, slaughterhouses, and more.

Mastercard Gains B2B Payments Traction, Sees Double-Digit Growth

PYMNTS

Strength in global consumer spending — along with double-digit cross-border gains and traction in B2B payments — marked third-quarter Mastercard results released Tuesday (Oct. 30), as management eyes digital checkout and other high-tech payments initiatives in the U.S. and beyond.

Things worth reading: 30th October 2018

Chris Skinner

Western Union Touts Strong Digital Growth, Amazon Partnership in 3Q Earnings

Bank Innovation

“Advancing digital expansion” was at the top of Western Union’s overview of strategic initiatives in the company’s 3Q18 earnings report, released Thursday.

EWPN - "the tribe" of inspiring women in payments and fintech

The Paypers

(The Paypers) On the 15th of October 2018, the European Women Payments Network hosted the 2nd Annual Conference in Amsterdam

How PSD2 And Open Banking Impact Security

PYMNTS

As a result of the passage and adoption of open banking regulations, like PSD2 in Europe, banks and other financial firms are sharing data more freely than ever before.

Blockchain Weekly Front Page: Bridges across the Chasm to the Pragmatists

Daily Fintech

The Blockchain Weekly Front Page is a CXO level briefing. Our mission is to serve the mainstream business community by selecting one major theme in the Blockchain Economy each week and three news stories to illustrate that theme.

Western Union Touts Strong Digital Growth, Amazon Partnership in 3Q Earnings

Bank Innovation

“Advancing digital expansion” was at the top of Western Union’s overview of strategic initiatives in the company’s 3Q18 earnings report, released Thursday.

Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes

Dataconomy

A clever algorithm that has digested seven decades’ worth of articles in China’s state-run media is now ready to predict its future policies. The research design of this “crystal ball” can also be applied to tackling a variety of other problems.

Today In Data: Building A Better – Paper-Free – B2B Payments World

PYMNTS

Though rapidly going extinct in consumer transactions, the check is alive and quite well in the B2B space. Not because anyone is especially thrilled about it, but because they get the job done. But the world is a rapidly changing place , and even B2B payments seem to be evolving.

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Welcome Marcus to the rebranded Goldman asset mgt division and to the UK

Daily Fintech

I can’t believe that it is already 2 years from the launch of Marcus from Goldman. I wrote about it Nov 2016 in Will Goldman become a verb? Watch the Marcus ads! The consumer pays a fixed interest rate on the loan (which includes a profit margin for Goldman).