Category Digital tools and technologies

The world of mobile payments in October 2014

October 2014 saw several interesting developments within the mobile-payment industry- arguably one of the fastest developing markets at the moment. Facebook The rumour-mill is in full force that Facebook is planning to introduce a peer-to-peer payments function. Leaked screenshots suggest that Facebook Messenger is planning for a feature which will allow friends to send each

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Agile Innovation Update October 2014

Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at Unilever’s pilot of a wearable device, the price consumers put on their data, a new partnership between mobile payments company Zapp and a number of British retailers, reports that Facebook is planning a peer-to-peer payments service and innovation trends in the European food and drink industry. Unilever

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Walmart brings the ‘quantified self’ to supermarket shopping

Walmart, the world’s largest public company according to this year’s Fortune Global 500 list, is letting its shoppers analyse their own shopping habits data. By scanning barcodes through a new Walmart Savings Catcher app, consumers can see graphs breaking down how they shop and work out the best possible combination of items within a set

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Is a cashless society finally on the cards?

Hype around mobile payments has existed for years, and several false starts have led most of us sceptics to believe that this hype is tantamount to nothing more than hot air. However, given some key developments in the FinTech sector recently – such as Apple’s latest NFC-enabled phone and Pay function, Facebook’s relentless pursuit of

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