Archive for March, 2018

Putting digital payments where your mouth is

March 19, 2018

Here’s how my grandparents dined out: They sat, ordered, ate, and, when the check arrived, gave the server cash. The server returned with change, hoping some or all of it would remain behind, thanks to America’s curious practice of underpaying servers and expecting diners to make up the difference. By the time my parents were [...]

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How Elon Musk may revolutionize Internet access

March 12, 2018

Remember the guy who, about a month ago, let a literal dummy take his car on a prolonged spin through outer space? Now, he may be making the folks at Comcast, AT&T, and other broadband service providers nervous. But those of us who are into digital banking should cheer him on. Said guy is jillionaire [...]

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Smartphone sales slowing
My two cents as to why

March 2, 2018

The data on smartphone sales for Q4 2017 are in, and it looks like two Chinese companies have reason to celebrate. In a recent press release, research company Gartner, Inc. reports that … Huawei and Xiaomi were the only smartphone vendors to achieve year-on-year unit growth (7.6 and 79 percent, respectively) and grew market share in [...]

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