Payments, Software & Technology – December 21, 2009

  • The Financial Services Club's BlogWhat do bank failures look like?
    December 21, 2009 – More along the lines of a personal attraction to data visualization…
  • fudsec.comFUD and Other Sales Errors
    December 21, 2009 – Ha!
  • Data Center KnowledgeCloud Exchange: AWS Spot Prices, Visualized
    December 21, 2009 – Beyond the intrigue of the business model represented by AWS spot pricing…I have to admit a soft spot in my heart for data visualization of all sorts.
  • The Catalyst CodeMarkets with Two-Sided Platforms
    December 21, 2009 – Is your business a platform business? Do you want it to be? Start with this information and go from there…
  • PYMNTS VoiceThe Decade’s 12 Greatest Developments in Payments: #8 The Mag Stripe Lives On
    December 21, 2009 – This is an excellent article…the series itself has been quite good…but I found the following two quotes quite thought provoking:

    ” It is on my list because it some of the greatest developments in the last decade were the failure of massive efforts to displace the humble magstripe card. It is also on my list because it serves as a reminder that innovations in payments have to make people and merchants significantly better off to gain traction.”

    “If I had to make a prediction though it would be that at the end of the next decade most cards will still have a magnetic stripe on the back of them and most merchants will still have card readers that can accept these cards. We may well be far along a major transition to contactless mobile devices by then in the United States but I’m at least dubious that the process will be completed by then. Whose to know though? Maybe in 2019 I’ll have the replacement of the mag stripe card on my top 12 list.”

December 20, 2009

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