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Why don't you become a payments provider? Part 2

22 September 2010  |  2475 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Previously on “Why don’t you become” (here): people put their money in wallets (be those banks, or just stashes). Networks then pierce a hole in these wallets and create a widespread network that allows money to be transferred easily (cash in the stash case but we also have credit, electronic checks, credit cards and mobile phones. I don’t mea...

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Is there a Silver Bullet for Mobile Payments security?

07 June 2010  |  4092 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Engineers tend to frown at marketing and BD, but creating leads or closing a deal is never easy. No matter where you are you want to be able to clearly articulate what is the customer’s pain point that you are solving. And you want your solution to be as straight forward as possible, too. If you resort to detailed tables and text you’re bound t...

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Dealing with International Fraud - a Few Basics

03 March 2010  |  3302 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When we started looking for customers in the first payments startup I worked for, low hanging fruit were obvious. All you had to do to find them was look for a merchant's international shipping policy...

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New York under zero: some thoughts on the Engage! Expo

23 February 2010  |  3190 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"If there are any Mattel engineers in the audience, the astronaut Barby's space suit is not crash proof" (loose paraphrasing on Will Wright's keynote) Yep, the keynote was entertaining a...

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Fraud detection and UE: why are Millennials slower?

14 February 2010  |  3117 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A scientist was conducting an experiment with a fly. He pulled off one of its legs and set it down to see if it could fly. Conclusion: a fly without one leg can still fly. He pared off a second leg an...

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The Next Big Thing - and what is it takes to be that thing

10 February 2010  |  2605 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

When something happens for the first time - it's avantgarde. If you see it twice - it's original. On the third time - it's plagiarism. On the fourth - it's pastiche. But when it happens for the fi...

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Drawing internal buy in for improved Risk management

25 January 2010  |  1941 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After my latest posts about risk management (identity management basics and getting the best out of your data) I was asked a great question I think about every day: it's great to have a methodology...

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Mobile payments - a tale of princes, laws and treasures

25 January 2010  |  2630 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In the previous post we've looked at mobile payments in a glance, why there's a huge chance today and what are the biggest challenges. In this post I will start diving deeper into them, and suggest ...

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No more secrets: managing risk when access control breaks

20 January 2010  |  2238 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This post is a first in a series I will be exchanging with Allison Miller, one of my esteemed colleagues in Paypal's Risk organization, in her reinstated blog. “Man may be defined as the animal t...

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Deconstructing Zynga: what's up in Social Gaming fraud

13 January 2010  |  4188 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Talking to friends in a party I had to hold myself from becoming too smuggy-smug-smug. Yep, the lot of "I'm too good for Mafia Wars" geeks fell prey to the eggplant-growing rhythm of Farm...

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