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  • Archive for February, 2011

    Google Takes a Bite of the Apple

    By: Karen Webster on February 23rd, 2011

    Google and Apple made news last week when they announced their respective plans to help publishers monetize their content. Less than 24 hours after Cupid worked his magic on Valentine’s Day, Apple began a subscription payment service that lets customers pay for content that magazine publishers make available via the Apple app store. There are […]

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    At the Epicenter of the Debate over Mobile Payments and NFC: Smart Card Alliance Recap

    By: Tim Attinger on February 22nd, 2011

    Greetings to the PYMNTS. com crowd from the shores of the Great Salt Lake, where MPD is at the epicenter of the debate over the future of mobile payments and NFC (near-field communication) chip adoption in the US marketplace. The event is the Smart Card Alliance annual conference, the venue is the Marriott City Center, […]

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Open Platforms

    By: Catalyst Code on February 18th, 2011

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the weeklong “Loves Me” or “Loves Me Not” series on PYMNTS.com is just beginning. The final stop for the Market Platform Dynamics team is ‘Open Platforms’: loves me or loves me not?
    David Evans: Loves Me
    Wouldn’t you love to have a business where everyone else does all the work, […]

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Rewards

    By: Catalyst Code on February 17th, 2011

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the weeklong “Loves Me” or “Loves Me Not” series on PYMNTS.com is just beginning. The fourth stop for the Market Platform Dynamics team is ‘Rewards’: loves me or loves me not?
    Karen Webster: Loves Me
    The card industry did a beautiful thing when it decided that it needed to layer […]

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Mobile

    By: Catalyst Code on February 16th, 2011

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the weeklong “Loves Me” or “Loves Me Not” series on PYMNTS.com is just beginning. The second stop for the Market Platform Dynamics team is social commerce: loves me or loves me not?
    Tim Attinger: Loves Me
    I love my mobile, and my mobile loves me~!  To be fair, once upon a […]

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not: Social Commerce

    By: Catalyst Code on February 15th, 2011

    Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but the weeklong “Loves Me” or “Loves Me Not” series on PYMNTS.com is just beginning. The second stop for the Market Platform Dynamics team is social commerce: loves me or loves me not?
    Karen Webster: Loves Me
    What’s not to love about social commerce? When done well, it will allow me […]

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    Love me, Loves Me Not: Debit

    By: Catalyst Code on February 14th, 2011

    February 14th marks a day that is symbolic of Hallmark cards, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, teddy bears and occasionally, love. PYMNTS.com has asked the team at Market Platform Dynamics to participate in our Valentines Day series looking at the payments industry and providing a “Loves Me” or “Loves Me Not” perspective. […]

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    Mobile at the Point of Commerce Convergence

    By: Tim Attinger on February 11th, 2011

    Click here to download this article as a PDF.

    This article is part of the February issue of the Lydian Journal.

    Editor’s Note
    A number of very large and significant platform industries are converging on a common opportunity – to create and grow consumer commerce. Payments capabilities certainly underpin this convergent trend. Yet increasingly, the power in the […]

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    Formulating an Ignition Plan

    By: David Evans on February 7th, 2011

    If you want to start a platform business in payments — or in any other area that involves the coordination of multiple stakeholders — you’d better have an ignition plan. Once you start the business, you are facing a countdown for achieving critical mass and launching the business successfully. If you haven’t reached critical mass […]

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    2011 Mobile Commerce Calendar

    By: Catalyst Code on February 2nd, 2011

    IQPC recently hosted a summit on Mobile Commerce on the waterfront in the City by the Bay and invited Market Platform Dynamics to keynote. The event, hosted in San Francisco at the nexus of technology innovation, drew a diverse mix of mobile start-ups, payments companies, major retailers, and online media properties. The conference focus was […]

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