In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all of them would lose to consumer’s primary financial institution, their bank.
Good gamification on a bad product is frustrating. Bad gamification on a good product is confusing. And, of course, bad gamification on a bad product is just a complete train wreck guaranteed to anger users.
The new investor is a big endorsement for Kiip’s innovation in rewards.
Is this a sign that League of Legends has become too popular?
Most of us will not consider our bank to be a hotbed of innovation. But banks are toying with various open source projects, and are rapidly developing ways to help you manage and share money from a smartphone.
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
Foursquare has teamed up with Visa and Mastercard to expand its check-in deals service that lets users earn better specials by using their credit cards.
E-commerce startup Warby Parker adds American Express and J. Crew to its group of investors to continue “disrupting glasses.”
Guest Post Starting today, cardholders can sync their American Express card to their Twitter account and provide shipping information once, and then they can tweet to make select purchases.
For small businesses, Twitter’s offer of $100 free advertising credits might be a nice Thanksgiving weekend present.
Guest Post When the mobile app industry talks about success, we tend to tell a story of downloads. Downloads are crucial, but they’re only half the story.
Google Wallet, which just recently made big changes to support Visa, American Express, and Discover cards, is now apparently making even bigger changes. As in, back to the future changes.
If you’re a gamer and you’re planning to play Halo, you just might be in line for $25 free from American Express. Or a Best Buy offer for $50 … or a free trip to E3 in 2013.
Editor’s Pick Want to cut out sugar or add super-foods to your diet? Now app developers can help. Data curators Factual just added ingredient lists for over 350,000 of the most popular consumer packaged goods (CPGs) and nutrition parameters for over 150,000 of them to its Global Products API.
It’s time to understand those who are different. The global economy depends on it.
Guest Post American Express is launching an integration with Apple’s Passbook today. Before you get too excited, no you won’t be able to pay with AmEx using Passbook, but you’ll still have access to some cool features.
Guest Post Yesterday, American Express came out and said that it wasn’t associated with Google Wallet. Today, PayPal is slamming the service, saying, essentially, that Google Wallet is a lousy idea.
Guest Post Although you can now load an American Express card onto Google Wallet, AmEx wants to make sure consumers know that it’s not an American Express-approved product. (Disclosure: I have a very small position in $AXP.)
Guest Post Smart marketers are putting a lot of thought into how to get their brands “Liked” on Facebook. But what happens after the Like?
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Social gaming giant Zynga has connected with credit company American Express to provide a rewards program where users can receive virtual game rewards for using their real-life American Express card.
I’ve spent much of the last year talking about how the sites small businesses rely on to advertise and promote themselves — think Yelp and Groupon — are failing them. In fact, helping small businesses at the local level is extremely challenging for technology companies, for the following reasons:
Guest Post Groupon faced a deluge of bad press and unfavorable comparisons this week following its accounting restatement on March 30. This morning, I searched for Groupon and got this on Google News:
Guest Post Mike Dudas, who works on Google Wallet, was so impressed by American Express’s brand new Twitter program that he tweeted:
Guest Post Twitter has announced a new partnership with American Express to allow small businesses to advertise on the popular social network. The program is due to launch in late March for American Express cardholders and merchants.
American Express has just earmarked a $100 million fund to “identify and develop innovative technologies that will help… accelerate the company’s digital transformation.”
Google is taking its mobile payment product, Google Wallet, on the road.
American Express (Amex) announced today it has acquired virtual currency company Sometrics, for $30 million, according to Tech Crunch.
At a recent rock festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, I ran into some American Express representatives promoting Serve, its new mobile payments product.
Charging ahead into digital payments, American Express is announcing it has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to support the credit card company’s Serve digital wallet platform.
American Express on Tuesday announced it had partnered with Facebook to give deals at high-profile outlets and small businesses.
Isis, the mobile payment network put together by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, today announced that it now has the support of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
American Express has signed Sprint to help it promote its Serve digital wallet platform.
Omar Khan, the Samsung exec who often introduced the world to Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones and tablets at events, has been hired to lead mobile initiatives for Citigroup.
Just after announcing that it passed 10 million users, location-based check-in service Foursquare has said it is partnering with American Express to give members even better deals when they check in at merchants’ stores across the country.