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Samsung’s mobile payments play is more about Google than Apple Samsung’s purchase this week of mobile payments startup LoopPay has once again redrawn the landscape of the emerging mobile transactions space. According to Gilles Ubaghs, senior financial services analyst with Ovum, the Korean giant has not only thrown down the

Samsung’s mobile payments play is more about Google than Apple Samsung’s purchase this week of mobile payments startup LoopPay has once again redrawn the landscape of the emerging mobile transactions space. According to Gilles Ubaghs, senior financial services analyst with Ovum, the Korean giant has not only thrown down the

Is Australia about to have its first Cyber Monday? The Australian retail industry has been reinventing itself to incorporate digital channels. Up until now, as a nation we’ve preferred traditional brick and mortar stores to do our shopping. But online retail is steadily gaining pace in the Australian market. So

Samsung’s mobile payments play is more about Google than Apple Samsung’s purchase this week of mobile payments startup LoopPay has once again redrawn the landscape of the emerging mobile transactions space. According to Gilles Ubaghs, senior financial services analyst with Ovum, the Korean giant has not only thrown down the

  The transparency of search as an advertising channel is appealing to marketers as it makes it relatively easy to forecast acquisition outcomes and to measure ROI. And, finance managers love the apparent certainty of it when it comes time to approve budgets. That’s why search is often the first

Sometimes you have to kick the hornets’ nest. Our report into ad blocking, subsequently picked up by leading local ad title B&T (which has run with the issue further since then) has inflamed a debate at the top levels of the advertising industry world wide. The CEO of the Interactive

Advertising big guns M&C Saatchi in the UK are currently testing billboards which read viewer’s emotions and react to their facial expressions. The billboards, which have already been displayed in London, have a hidden Microsoft Kinect camera which photographs passerby’s reactions and display different images, designs, fonts and colours depending on their

Government is not a business driven by a need to sell products and make profits according to Dominic Perrottet, the NSW Minister for Finance. However government’s can take away an important message from digital businesses – put the customer first. According to Perrottet who was speaking at a government sector

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a fast-developing market for individuals and small businesses looking to lend or borrow money. It has the potential to challenge the dominance of traditional financial institutions like banks, but involves new risks for both lenders and borrowers. In its simplest form, P2P uses a web platform

Banks reap huge rewards from transaction payments, and seemingly offer little in the way of service to justify the expense. That’s exactly the kind of slow moving carcass-on-a-plate incumbency that the dotcoms have turned into dinner-time repeatedly over the last two decades.  Facebook made a long anticipated entry into the