Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem


Mobile payments is starting over. When the Google Wallet launched on September 20, 2011, the first test of a remarkable new financial ecosystem began. But despite the apparent success of traditional mobile payments products like M-PESA in Kenya and South Africa, Google and rival Isis have decided to rewrite the business model – and for … Continue reading Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem

Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio


Next  Sunday, an insightful report on the Mobile Wallets by Nora Young will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Spark” program in advance of the Mobile Money Forum in Montreal on June 21, 2011.  The podcast of this report was posted this morning. In her report, Nora uses a variety of different interviews and prior reports to present … Continue reading Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio

Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards


Yesterday, the Google Wallet was announced.   given that security has always been the number one concern of consumers, the most important question on people’s mind is, “will it be more secure?” The short answer is: Yes. Here’s why:   a Smartphone can be secured on the network of your bank, or the network of your credit … Continue reading Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards