Payment Progression

More independence via mobile and automated payments

Implications - Credit card payments are bringing increased independence to consumers as monetary transactions become more automated. Digital shopping has evolved from PayPal to mobile phone apps that allow even more flexibility for impulse shoppers. Personal credit card readers may not be far from becoming mainstream.
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Futuristic Shopping Experiences - Touchscreen Cash Registers Make Upselling a Breeze
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Average 9,443 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 09
Futuristic Shopping Experiences
Touchscreen Cash Registers Make Upselling a Breeze
You know those pesky sales clerks that forcibly try to upsell you? Well, technology could replace them soon, as seen in the above video of an innovative new touchscreen cash register. Upselling is critical… [More]
RFIDs for VIPs - Spain's Baja Beach Club Implants Its A-Listers With Bar Codes
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Mild 7,610 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 09
RFIDs for VIPs
Spain's Baja Beach Club Implants Its A-Listers With Bar Codes
Renowned Barcelona-based Baja Beach Club is the first ultra-trendy social venue in the world to inject RFID microchips into its VIP members. Organizers even hold an ‘implant night’ for new members. For… [More]
Personal Credit Card Readers - The SmartSwipe Revolutionizes Online Shopping
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Average 5,432 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 09
Personal Credit Card Readers
The SmartSwipe Revolutionizes Online Shopping
SmartSwipe is a new personal credit card reader invented by a young entrepreneur from the city of Regina in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The device seeks to revolutionize the current online… [More]
Fingerprints As Credit - Hitachi Biometric Vending Machine Requires Customers to Give It the Finger
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Mild 3,809 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 09
Fingerprints As Credit
Hitachi Biometric Vending Machine Requires Customers to Give It the Finger
Potentially coming to every corner of the globe are these Hitachi Biometric Vending Machines. This machine requires no cash, the Hitachi Biometric Vending Machines simply uses finger vein biometric authentication… [More]
Mobile Coffee Orders - Pay for Your Next Starbucks Drink on Your iPhone
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Mild 3,374 Clicks Pub: Sep 25, 09
Mobile Coffee Orders
Pay for Your Next Starbucks Drink on Your iPhone
When people on the go want their coffee fix, they want it instantly and the new Starbucks iPhone application helps make things a little easier. The Starbucks card mobile application is the latest in… [More]
Cashless Cards - Majority of Tokyo Residents Use Electronic Cash
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Untested 2,429 Clicks Pub: Sep 2, 09
Cashless Cards
Majority of Tokyo Residents Use Electronic Cash
While cashless payment cards have certainly been around for a few years, they’ve been pretty strongly opposed by technophobes and privacy groups alike. Worldwide adoption seemed like a lost cause. However,… [More]
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