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Data collection causing trust tensions amongst consumers

The trust gap between consumers and companies continues to widen as concerns around how firms use their personal data are growing stronger. A recent report by Orange found that only 6% of respondents felt consumers benefit the most from data sharing, while 67% believe it is the companies instead. The study also revealed that consumers

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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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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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