The Payment Industry Ecosystem: The trend towards digital payments and key players moving markets

Thanks;Jaime Toplin Published;Dec. 21, 2018, 11:44 AM Payments ecosystem 2019: Key players in payments value chain This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. The digitization of daily life is making phones and connected devices the preferred payment tools for consumers — preferences that are causing digital…

Visa and MasterCard to cap fees for non-EU travellers

Thanks; ANDREW PENTOLWednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 Published;Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:50 MasterCard and Visa have offered to cap face-to-face transactions at 0.2% for debit and 0.3% for credit transactions. The European Commission has announced that non-EU MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards used in European stores will have the same rates of interchange fees…

Zuckerberg says audits of Facebook apps won’t solve everything

Thanks; Deepa Seetharaman Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:15 a.m. ET Mark Zuckerberg is in damage-control mode after Facebook’s data scandal. Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,…

80 Percent of the Total Bitcoin Supply Have Now Been Mined

Thanks; Jamie Redman Published; January,15 This weekend marks a milestone for bitcoin as 80 percent of the currency has now been mined into circulation, this means there’s only 20 percent left to mine. Satoshi Nakamoto’s protocol was one of the first to introduce digital scarcity and soon enough the digital asset will become even harder…

China releases guideline for industrial Internet development

Thanks;Xinhua| Published;2017-11-27 22:57:30| Picture ;Building a Continuous Integration & Deployment Solution for the IoT. Image may be subject to copyright. BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — China’s cabinet has unveiled a guideline for developing the “industrial Internet,” integration of industry and the Internet. By 2025, industrial Internet infrastructure covering all regions and sectors should be basically…

New Lifestyles System Data: 2017 Global Consumer Trends Survey Results

Thanks;  Euromonitor Research Published; SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 We are excited to announce that the latest consumer survey results from the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey are now live in the Lifestyles dashboard in our Passport database. Euromonitor International’s Global Consumer Trends surveys help companies stay ahead of a fast-changing consumer landscape by reaching out to internet-connected…

Is the open office layout dead?

Thanks;April Kilcrease Published;August 10, 2017 The open office layout is meant to foster an egalitarian work environment that inspires creativity and spontaneous collaboration among colleagues. Nearly 60 years since their invention, an increasing body of research is beginning to show what many employees already know—open offices often fall short of that ideal. How we got…

Robotics in Rural Lithuania

Thanks:Nikolaj Ambrusevic Published;AUGUST 31ST, 2017 One of our charity partners in Lithuania, Robotikos Mokykla (Robotic School), recently invited us to participate in a workshop in the tiny village of Karvys, 30km north of Vilnius. Robotic School is a charity working primarily with young people to foster an interest in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art…