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Los Angeles Metro System May Support Apple Pay This Fall

“MacRumors reports that Los Angeles Metro is working with Apple to bring support for Apple Pay. This transit agency manages the integration of the TAP card system in the Los Angeles Area. Support for Apple Pay is reportedly scheduled to roll out this fall. The scribe mentions that it obtained this information through a public information request […]
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Omnichannel Optimization: What’s Changing (and What Isn’t) in Post-Screen Search

“This emerging future, viewed in its proper context, is probably one that will become less device-centric over time and will instead emphasize the ubiquity of the “operating system” (in the parlance of the Spike Jonze film Her) with a more agnostic approach toward the devices that house it. I say this because, despite the current fragmentation […]
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Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card

“Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters, announced today that it is bringing its payment service to plastic through a tie-in with Visa. Line is Japan’s largest chat app with an estimated 50 million registered users. The cards will be released later […]
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Patrick Collison on Innovation and Scientific Progress – Econlib

“This week, Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the pace of innovation. Collison argues that despite enormous increases in the numbers of scientists and researchers, the pace of progress in scientific and technological understanding does not seem to be increasing accordingly. The conversation looks at the challenge of measuring innovation […]
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Restaurants’ Own Apps Command Most Digital Orders, Research Indicates

“Discounts and other loyalty deals help explain the greater popularity of proprietary programs for restaurants, along with a desire among users to customize and streamline orders, NPD says.  Despite this lopsided result, third-party apps account for 40%, or “more than their fair share,” of the top 20 apps ranked by usage, whether third party or restaurant-branded, indicates […]
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Invoiced Finishes 2018 Serving More Than 20,000 Customers and Automating More Than $40 Billion in Receivables

“As of the end of 2018, Invoiced is now serving more than 20,000 customers and has automated more than $40 billion in receivables on behalf of customers — helping them get paid faster, waste less time on collections and provide a better customer experience. In 2018 alone, Invoiced issued more than seven million invoices on behalf of […]
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DFS Lab Announces Open Applications for Fintech Hackathon Focused on the Mojaloop Software

“Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab), today announced it was hosting a hackathon in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania April 8 to 12. The Hackathon will offer participants an in-depth look Mojaloop, which is open-source software for financial services companies, government regulators, and others taking on the challenges of interoperability and financial inclusion. Interested applicants can apply on the DFS […]
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