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January 24, 2014 by Mark Schwanhausser

Originally posted 1/14/14 Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs means it’s only a matter of time before some sharp investigator in a crime or terrorism drama taps into a home thermostat to detect if a suspect is in the building – and then...

January 24, 2014 by Mark Schwanhausser

One of Javelin’s goals is to identify when there’s a disconnect between what consumers want and what bankers think consumers want. That’s because bankers who misjudge their customers’ desires are at risk of investing scarce dollars on projects and...

December 13, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

At first glance, LifeLock’s $42.6 million acquisition of Lemon may not seem to fit quite right. To some it may appear that LifeLock is buying access to Lemon Wallet’s user base, but an app with 3.6 million downloads does not justify that kind of...

December 11, 2013 by Al Pascual

As consumers, we are plagued by the inability to choose how our personal information is used by the vendors we need on a day-to-day basis - retailers, healthcare organizations, payment providers, technology companies, etc. All of these groups have...

December 5, 2013 by Mark Schwanhausser

Here are some quick observations about NCR’s acquisition of Digital Insight, the implications for the industry and rivals, and why I remain hopeful -- but skeptical -- that NCR can unlock the value of its new $1.65 billion bauble.

October 25, 2013

The most interesting keynote speaker session at ATM, Prepaid, and Debit Forum was the final session on Monday, featuring panelists from the top debit card networks in the U.S. Panelists included representatives from the full spread of debit networks...

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