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Noteworthy Payments Links for 03-29-11

2011 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey Despite a dramatic shift toward electronic B2B payments and the adoption of preventative techniques, payments fraud has remained persistent. (Delicious tags: payments_electronicpayments_research) John Beran on Payments Past – and Future John Beran, Comerica’s former chief information officer, sees future payments game changers in social networks, mobile banking and enterprise payments architecture. (Delicious tags: payments_mobilepayments_electronic) The Financial Services  [...Continue Reading]
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Noteworthy Marketing Links for 03-24-11

The Three Biggest Hurdles for Chicago’s Entrepreneurs Challenge 1: Getting known Challenge 2: Capital to grow Challenge 3: Finding and keeping Chicago talent (Delicious tags: chicagoinnovationeconomy) Marketing as Stortelling A story of the Trapp family lodge (Sound of Music) and its use of social media, with an emphasis on the story writing process. (Delicious tags: marketingsocialmedia)  [...Continue Reading]
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MOBILE PAYMENTS: Desire, Fear, and Other Commercial Conundrums

Mobile commerce is still an emerging market in search of itself, with both the boosters and skeptics commenting in recent weeks. The swirl of news and surveys illustrates the tensions between tradition and innovation that mark the new-technology dance of entrepreneur demand creation and consumer desire fulfillment. A Big, Fat Cloud In a study that articulates demand for mobile phone payments, Accenture says that  [...Continue Reading]
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Mobile Payments: A Dispatch from Sibos 2010

At the Sibos conference, the banks and software vendors show the latest and greatest technologies and techniques, while SWIFT’s two-year-old innovation initiative, Innotribe, brainstorms the future of finance. Sibos is the annual finance and banking conference sponsored by SWIFT, the Brussels-based organization that provides an international financial communications platform and messaging standards. This year, the hottest new products and innovation initiatives focused on mobile  [...Continue Reading]
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Payments Standards: A Dispatch from Sibos 2010

Standards for payments and reporting tend to ignite passions and controversy, and the Single European Payment Agreement (SEPA) proved the point at the Sibos 2010 conference, held in Amsterdam in late October. European banks, companies, and other interested organizations seek and end-date on SEPA adoption, which thus far has fallen far short of expectations. While Europe struggles toward a unified payments system, the United  [...Continue Reading]
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Noteworthy Links for 09-07-2010

Over-the-top success of Groupon signals new Chicago tech formation “Our investment has created a home for thousands of new jobs and has helped shine a national spotlight on Chicago as a technology leader,” [Chicago Mayor Richard M.] Daley said. “The fast-growing technology field is an essential part of our plan to make Chicago the most competitive destination in the world for new businesses and  [...Continue Reading]
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The Death of Print

NOTE: This is a guest post by Dani Nichols, Vice President at North American Polymer Company, Ltd. Dani commented on my post “Journalism Armageddon?” on the Indiana University Alumni LinkedIn Network. It really is a post in and of itself: I attended this IU networking event last week and found it interesting on many levels. I am not an lawyer (over 50% of that  [...Continue Reading]
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Journalism Armageddon?

Nope. There’s still hope. Lots of it. Along with serious questions. Lots of them. Closings, layoffs, and bankruptcies are manifestations of current economic chaos. “But in chaos lies opportunity,” said Gerould Kern, editor of The Chicago Tribune, published by Tribune Co. Joined by Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Kern spoke Thursday March 18 at “A Discussion on Print Media in the Digital  [...Continue Reading]
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