Finding the Winning Ingredient for the Mobile Payment Space

As the mobile payment market has been heating up in the past few months with more and more new entrants (RevCoin launched its mobile payment system at the beginning of June), it is important to ask, what will be the distinguishing feature among all these systems? It is easy to think about the cost to use each system as that distinguishing feature – and there has been a bit of a price war going on between some of the players in the mobile payment space. New and old mobile payment services are trying to lower prices to get more traction.

From .com to .API

Maybe we don’t mind ‘.com’ and ‘.org’ because it’s all we’ve ever known. But isn’t that entry point to the online world ridiculously small?

It’s easy to say the Internet is big, but the numbers are still staggering. There are now 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses. (No, that’s not a typo.) And yet the only way to get to almost any of them is a tiny number of suffixes: .com, .biz, etc. This is one area that’s ripe for change, and that’s finally happening.

No More Plastic – Transitioning to a Card-less Wallet

Swiping a card or entering a credit card number whenever you want to make a purchase can get tiresome. Fortunately, we will have to do these actions less and less. Digital wallets will free us from carrying physical wallets and entering credit card numbers online just like credit cards freed us from having to always carry cash. And mobile payment systems like Square, Intuit and PayAnywhere are making it easier to pay digitally everywhere.

What's In-Store for Retail

Call it evolution, or maybe schizophrenia: Two unrelated stories in the news this week highlight what’s happening in the retail industry right now (and how a few good applications might help). First, the bad news: The Department of Commerce just reported that retail sales dipped .02% in May, following a similar decline in April. That’s the first back-to-back drop in two years, and it couldn’t come at a worse time.

Congratulations to SportsData LLC, The Latest API as a Product

Here at Mashery, we admire the trendsetting that our customers bring to their markets. This year, creating APIs as products is one of the ways we see customers pushing the envelope in their markets. APIs as products help companies scale across new channels at rapid speeds because they simplify how developers discover, use and compensate companies for their products via APIs.

Apps We Like! - ShopWise Canada

Have you checked out Mashery's Apps We Like? Each week we will be featuring 2 new amazing applications built on the powerful APIs of Mashery customers.

App of the Day: ShopWise Canada

Powered by the Yellow Pages Group API, ShopWise Canada uses your location to find the hottest deals and all the daily deals around you. With daily deal sites and app as one of the new "in" thing, we're sure you don't want to miss out on ShopWise.

APIs in NYC – Shout it from the rooftops

Here at Mashery, it’s not just that we power APIs – it's that we love helping customers use elegant and powerful APIs that drive real business value from digital platforms. We help our customers develop best-of-breed API strategies and empower them with tools to manage and support their use. In short, we power some of the best APIs around. Internal and external. Enterprise and mid-market. Cloud and local. We do it all.

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Have you checked out Mashery's Apps We Like? Each week we will be featuring 2 new amazing applications built on the powerful APIs of Mashery customers.

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Marketing & Data – Taking the Next Step

Last week at the Conversational Marketing Summit in New York, Amy Chang of Google Analytics stated, “data and marketing are finally getting married”.  Many of the presenters, though not as blunt, seemed to agree with Ms. Chang.

Confessions of a First-Time Hacker: From The Trenches of the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon

It was 10am on a bright NY morning.  Joggers, cyclists, and brunch goers were out and about, and here I was inside a hanger-like pier on the Westside of Manhattan. This would be my first Hackathon. 24 hours to build a music app.  This was my goal. To create a simple location-based app that polled free and accessible data. 


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