Tag Archives: mobile

Did tapping your phone to pay just get easier?

Is the promise of using your phone to make purchases finally here?  Besides using the Starbucks app to get wired on coffee, has something fundamentally changed to allow people to legitimately leave their wallets at home for good?  Well, if … Continue reading

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Filed under Local, Mobile, Payments, Product Innovation

Do “paying for meals and drinks” apps actually pay off?

About two months ago, OpenTable launched a pilot program here in San Francisco allowing customers to not only book a table, but also to pay for their meal directly from their phone. Customers see their bill populate on their phone … Continue reading

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Let’s get started. Again.

With a little over a year under my belt working with companies to figure out better ways to transact globally, it feels like the right time to start blogging again. There are so many points of intersection where social, big … Continue reading

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Filed under Big Data, Local, Mobile, Payments, Social

Localize, mobilize and monetize

Having gone to the panel, Stories from the Frontline - Building a Social Media Business, more than a couple weeks ago, and only recently having taken a read through the notes from my friend, Tan Lam who manages Social Media at Specialized Bikes, … Continue reading

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Corporate Peek-A-Boo – Mobile Social Networks

With the recent flurry of news and blog posts on mobile social networks like Foursquare, there is a sense that these networks really have a shot of taking this all the way.  On Thursday, Foursquare announced that they had over … Continue reading


Filed under Business Development, Corporate Social Media, Product Marketing