Tag Archives: Finance

Light Foresight Part II

Being very busy lately on the writing of the book (the drafted structure is fixed, so I need to fill it) and other minor things, I am less able to do an active foresight. That’s why I’ll post interesting links … Continue reading

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EBay expects $1.5B in mobile revenue by year-end

Intro: Funneled through its subsidiary PayPal, eBay’s mobile revenue was in excess of $600 million in 2009, and the company is well on its way to at least $1.5 billion in mobile revenue this year. Given such robust growth, eBay … Continue reading

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The Connected Kingdom

Intro: The Internet is a fundamental part of everyday life in the UK – 73% of households have broadband. Our research has revealed that the UK Internet economy is worth £100 billion a year, is growing at 10% a year … Continue reading

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Votre carte d’identité comme moyen de payement

Intro: La carte d’identité électronique peut désormais servir de moyen de paiement. Les sociétés Loyaltek et Proxyclick ont présenté cette nouvelle application, qualifiée de « première mondiale ». My take: interesting convergence between payment credentials and (admin) life credentials. Public Sector … Continue reading

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PayPal Expands Mobile Payments; Pushes Into The Sale Of Digital Goods

Intro: PayPal said today it is launching a new digital goods payment platform that will make paying for games, news, music and other media much easier; and announced many new partnerships, including one with Facebook. Additionally, it is relaunching its … Continue reading

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Banking in an Era of Financial Reform

Summary: How do banks re-engage with customers in an era of consumer protection and financial reform? Paradoxically, through the same digital channels that disrupted the personal banking relationship in the first place. My take: I love “Mentally shift from client … Continue reading

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Increase in Cash-Strapped Consumers Dims Hopes for Economic Recovery (Nielsen)

Intro: Key findings from the third quarter Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index report that consumers find a full economic recovery in 2010 to be highly unlikely: Consumer confidence declined in 19 of 53 global markets. One in four North Americans … Continue reading

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