Web Read Friday – December 19th

Web Read Friday

Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy our last Web Read Friday of 2014. If you would like to contribute stories to our blog, please send us an email.

NFC payments to reach $130 billion by 2020

Payments made using NFC-enabled handsets will account for $130 billion of worldwide consumer retail spending by 2020.

Samsung Pay: Coming Soon to Take on Apple Pay?

Samsung may be in talks with innovative mobile payment startup LoopPay to create a new mobile payment experience.

4 strategies to Increase Pay-Per-Call ROI for SMBs

Calls are the new clicks. Particularly within the small business community, where in-store visits and purchases are more important than website traffic, pay-per-call (PPC)campaigns are rising in popularity.

BlackBerry Classic arrives touting what’s old is new again

Dubbed the BlackBerry Classic, the Canadian tech giant is emphasizing an intentional return to the drawing board as one of the biggest selling points here, resting on elements such as the physical QWERTY keyboard and trackpad still synonymous with BlackBerry name.

Marie Anik Paradis

Marie Anik is our bilingual web and graphic designer. When she is not busy updating our logo or creating wireframes, she can be found walking her three dogs or contemplating her next shoe purchase. Originally from Quebec City, she has lived out of a backpack on four continents for over a decade before settling down in Victoria. With a fantastic eye for design, Marie Anik ensures the Beanstream brand aligns over all channels. You can thank her with a (vegetarian) poutine and a good bottle of Russian River Chardonnay.

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