Payments, Software, Technology – February 28, 2010

  • Digital Money ForumDeveloping new ideas
    February 28, 2010 – “For those of us looking at the future of retail electronic payments, an increasing amount of our time is spent looking at the developing world, because it is in the developing world where some of the most innovative new payment systems are to be found.”

    I often find myself discussing this exact thing…I have some opinions about the “why” that I will share this week.

  • Payments News – from Glenbrook PartnersGreen Dot Files S-1 Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
    February 28, 2010 – although the Green Dot IPO activities are now common knowledge, it is interesting to read the S-1 itself.
  • Daring FireballNexus One From an iPhone Developer’s Perspective
    February 28, 2010 – UX wins…whether it be in hardware or in pushing new payment modalities or software solutions for acceptance.
  • TechCrunch“We Are Working On An API:” This Is Why Embargoes Suck
    February 28, 2010 – I just had to share something that made me laugh…heartily.
  • Seth's BlogIt's easier to teach compliance than initiative
    February 28, 2010 – Although not about “compliance” as I typically use the term…there are some interesting comparisons between learning modalities and approaches to securing data.
  • CloudAveWhat, exactly, is a “post-cloud” world?
    February 28, 2010 – I’m not sure using the term “post-cloud” would resonate with many of the people I discuss technology (on a high level) with. However, the quote below, is CORE to understanding the “API Strategy” that you see many in the payments industry beginning to discuss and adopt.

    “The point is that the interesting thing about the “move to the cloud” isn’t about capex vs. opex, or any of the other silly “benefits” talks that you’ll hear all over the place. The interesting thing is in the web app developer/enterprise developer skill set converging in a way that we’ve never seen before. It opens up whole new fields of innovation (ie, both parties can learn a lot from each other). THAT is the “post-cloud” world.”

  • Securosis BlogRetro Buffoonery
    February 28, 2010 – I often use the term “a holistic approach to security”…this statement is much simpler:

    “Vendors hope we’ll forget that it’s more than just a signature or a product that actually protects us against these attacks. We also must remember process and people complete the picture.”

  • Securosis BlogAnswering Dan Geer: It’s Time to Reexamine Priorities and Revisit Paradigms
    February 28, 2010 – This post is intriguing to me…like many bits of discussion in the security sector, it is extremely thought provoking. My thoughts, as of yet, are not yet well-formed enough to elucidate.

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