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Who Will Be The Consumer’s Everyday App?

Everyone wants to be the consumer’s everyday app – the “super app” to rule them all, the front door into the goods and services consumers use as they go about their day. It’s what WeChat is to the Chinese consumer and what Grab and Gojek would like to be for those living in Southeast Asia. […]

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What QSRs Can Learn From The 7-Eleven Japan Hack

It’s pretty much a given these days that – more or less – a business is nothing without a robust mobile experience when it comes to commerce, payments and customer experience. That ideal applies to sellers of products and services alike, and helps to fuel and guide so much innovation going into 2020. But all […]

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PayMate CEO: How To Fix B2B Payments In India

The story of buyers and suppliers — particularly enterprise-size buyers and SMB suppliers — is a familiar story no matter where in the world one is telling it. The supplier sends the goods and then they wait for payments — generally for a long time. How long they wait varies. As Karen Webster observed in […]

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Gatik Partners With Walmart For Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

People in Arkansas can now get groceries delivered via a new Walmart pilot with Gatik using self-driving cars that include a human safety driver behind the wheel. Following the state’s new law allowing autonomous vehicles, Palo Alto, California-based Gatik was approved by the Arkansas Highway Commissioner to launch a commercial service with Walmart, Walmart said […]

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Vesicash Uses Escrow To Ignite eCommerce In Africa

The common view about Africa – once found in recent PYMNTS coverage – is that the vast, varied and massively populated continent represents the next frontier for eCommerce. The middle-class and disposable incomes are growing in many African countries. Although consumers are still without formal access to traditional financial services, a growing number of them […]

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Where Credit Unions Invest To Get The Best ROI

Credit unions (CUs) rely on their members’ loyalty to compete in a saturated financial services market. This means CUs must be carefully attuned to member’s financial needs and the innovations they want most as CUs invest in new products and services aimed at improving the way members engage with their FIs. Most CUs strive to […]

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Whistleblower Says Apple Contractors Can Hear Private Siri Conversations

Apple’s Siri AI (artificial intelligence) assistant sends audio to human “graders” that includes sexual encounters, medical information, drug deals and other private moments recorded without users’ knowledge. The data, Apple said, “is used to help Siri and dictation … understand you better and recognize what you say,” the Guardian said. A whistleblower asking to remain […]

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Dutch Takeaway.com Gets $10B For London’s Just Eat Takeover

Amsterdam-based Takeaway.com will merge with London’s Just Eat to create one of the biggest companies in the online food delivery sector. Combined, the companies will lead worldwide food delivery markets, including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada, Reuters reported on Monday (July 29). The deal gives Just Eat shareholders 0.09744 in Takeaway.com shares […]