Web Read Friday – December 31st

One last Web Read Friday for 2015. (Well, Web Read Thursday this time.)

May 2016 be a very prosperous year for you and your loved ones!!!!

Why The Internet of Things Matters and What You Should Do About It

Here is a concise explanation of everything you need to know about the Internet of Things and related technologies. The best article I read so far on IoT.

Source: www.techvibes.com/

Decline of cash continues in Sweden

In Sweden, even children now pay for their purchases with a debit card, these days. In fact, according to a press release from the Swedish Institute, digital payments via card or mobile app have become so widely accepted that many Swedes no longer carry cash at all. As a part of Bambora (a Swedish company), will the Beanstream staff start to leave their Beans at home?

Source: www.mobilepaymentstoday.com

Loyalty applications and payments: Are consumers ready?

Loyalty applications are more popular than ever. Club cards, rewards programs and special opt-in discounts have been proven to have a remarkable impact on marketing and revenue. Now, as we shift to mobile payments, there is a new opportunity to integrate rewards and payments, but are consumers ready?

Source: www.mobilepaymentstoday.com

What Fraudsters and Pirates Have In Common

In the post-EMV world, there’s a dark side of payments that’s driving headlines, but one that doesn’t always drive how merchants tailor their business decisions.

Source: www.pymnts.com

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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