Apple Pay & Starbucks + Lyft & Stripe instant payout.

Episode 80

Apple Pay & Starbucks + Lyft & Stripe instant payout.

Head of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey Shares How Apple is Winning Local

Jennifer Bailey – retail experience expert and head of apple pay discloses that Apple is using the existing merchant sales people, 370,00 in the US to distribute and educate the merchants across the country. Also we discussed the impact of immediate payouts for marketplace companies.

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Mobile Payments in Africa, Remittance in Dubai and Apple’s TV + Apple Pay

Episode 76

Mobile Payments in Africa, Remittance in Dubai and Apple’s TV + Apple Pay

This week Brian and Faisal discuss the Faisal’s recent travels to Africa to discover and learn about mobile payments in Africa, part of the financial inclusion discovery tour.

Faisal discusses the mobile payments landscape in Tanzania and how mobile payments are being used by all facets of society. In addition Faisal also discusses his recent trip to the labor camps in Dubai and how migrant workers are sending remittances back home, along with a surprise discovery when it comes to smartphones.

Brian delves deep into Apple’s September 9th (2015) event and what it has in store for us. In particular Brian elaborates on his Quora post about how Apple TV + Siri + Apple TV Apps + ApplePay might just be a reality for us all. How Apple is taking the bringing the big screen back and how our lives will change with the anticipated Apple TV launch. Brian hints at what he thinks will be Apple’s strategy with respect to how we interact and do commerce with our TV and Apple devices, using Siri and ApplePay.

 

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PayAnywhere & Apple Deal, and How 1099 vs. W-2 Works in Service Based Marketplaces

Episode 75

PayAnywhere & Apple Deal, and How 1099 vs. W-2 Works in Service Based Marketplaces

This week Brian and Mike cruise through recent news, giving insight to the recent PayAnywhere & Apple exclusive partnership, breaking down what it takes to get a successful partnership with Apple. We chat about the international world of payments in Kenya’s recent partnership with PayPal and end discussing the changing landscape of 1099 independent contractor models vs W-2 employee model and what the implications are in today’s world.

Topics:

  1. Etsy’s new app to pay local artisans
    1. http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/08/26/etsys-updated-mobile-app-lets-you-locate-local-artisans-on-the-go/
  2. PayAnywhere exclusive for Apple $5000 free Apple Pay transactions.
    1. http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/27/apple-pay-for-everyone-payanywhere-mobile-reader-hits-apple-stores-in-september/
  3. Apple pay, September 9th announcements
  4. Social:   ** Why Has “Social” Failed In Fintech? (techcrunch.com)
  5. PayPal to ‘Unlock Global Marketplace’ in Kenya (pymnts.com) Intersection of the financial machine with business & community creation and growth
    (possible topic title?)
  6. Bank Activity: ** Wall Street banks have changed the way Silicon Valley’s top startups raise money (businessinsider.com)
  7. Independent contractor 1099 vs W-2 discussion in service based marketplaces

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