Blogs

February 7, 2013

MasterCard Advisors today announced that it has taken an ownership stake in the data analytics and decisioning firm, Mu Sigma. Known for large scale, high volume -or big data – analysis, Mu Sigma is one of the emerging breed of decision support...

February 4, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

The Federal Trade Commission’s $800,000 settlement with social network Path last Friday offered more evidence that federal and state regulators will be active participants in defining better ways to protect consumer privacy in an era of interactive...

January 31, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

The news today that FIS has purchased the 78% share of mFoundry that it didn’t already own should come as no surprise.

January 16, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

Green Dot’s effort to blaze a trail for the next generation of banking highlights the building competition for Gen Y consumers and the challenges that must be overcome to redefine banking. It also sends a warning signal to the credit union industry...

January 14, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

California once again is looking to flex its muscles as a trend-setter in national politics and policy – this time in the area of protecting consumer privacy in the rapidly accelerating era of mobile commerce and Big Data.

January 8, 2013

Customers desire the flexibility to select the easiest and most convenient channel in which to conduct their business. For instance, I may want start to filling out a loan application at home on my iPad and then decide go to down to my local branch...

January 2, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

Last month's backlash against Instagram's overly broad proposed terms of service is the latest reminder that consumers are easily enraged if they feel companies are abusing their data and relationships. That is essential to understand for anyone...

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