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James Richards80-30 - London

Innovate or die?!

26 April 2013  |  3813 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Innovate or die” is a business slogan which has been around since the mid-1990’s and was often used by the Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It struck me this week that considering this train of thinking is nearing 20 years old now, how fundamentally relevant it is in today’s challenging economy… Let’s face fact: it’s tough out there at the moment… ...

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James Richards80-30 - London

Customer centric - that's hande!

05 April 2013  |  3507 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Many businesses today are struggling with retaining and growing an ever-fickle customer base and arguably one of the most affected sectors at the moment is that of retail banking. With customer confidence and trust in the UK banking system at an all-time low, many are reviewing alternatives for switching their business and voting with their feet....

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

Is BlackBerry becoming a sweeter pill to swallow?

21 March 2013  |  3701 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There are some early signals that the former smartphone leader may be staging a comeback as BlackBerry announced last week that sales of its flagship Z10 have exceeded expectations and that they have ...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

No NFC on the iPhone 5?

25 September 2012  |  3969 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Just in case you missed it ... The iPhone 5 has finally landed!! While the usual queues greeted the latest instalment of the world’s best loved smartphone, in mobile payment circles, all the talk is a...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

The rise of the Robo Shopper

03 September 2012  |  3906 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Both the mobile phone and a good dose of retail therapy are much loved by the UK public. Now it appears the two have joined forces to take the high street by storm. A recent Ofcom report, which set ou...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

Square up with mobile

17 August 2012  |  5185 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Famous for its mobile payments solution, Jack Dorsey’s Square is already exceptionally popular with merchants in the US. For several years the innovative payments dongle has allowed small businesses (...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

London Olympics shows the cashless society has arrived

14 August 2012  |  7784 views  |  23 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Olympics has been touted as the biggest test ground ever seen for the mobile payments industry. Millions of tickets went on sale and sports venues around the country were kitted out with state of ...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

Where mobile meets high street

12 July 2012  |  4008 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Mobile is tapping into high street shopping, with a new app from Quidco which will pay users small amounts of money to go into certain retailers, and send them discount coupons. It uses GPS technology...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

The War of the Wallets

26 June 2012  |  3145 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Following a tentative start with Google first launching its mobile wallet offering last year and then O2 in recent months, the war of the mobile wallets has finally begun in earnest. Last week Microso...

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James Richards
James Richards80-30 - London

Charge some retail therapy to your Instore Wallet app

06 June 2012  |  2556 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

According to analyst house Gartner, the value of worldwide mobile payments is set to soar 62% to $171.5 billion in 2012. Moreover, if the market continues to grow at this rapid rate, it should be wort...

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