Episode 114: Newsflash – Samsung’s acquisition of Viv – what does it mean?

Episode 114

Maestro Brian Roemmele and Mike Townsend put on a small show. “Newsflash” talks about the acquisition of Viv by Samsung. What does it mean, Brian lays it out with a little back story on Siri.

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Big Moves by Facebook, Uber, and Braintree

Episode 85

This week we talk Facebook+Uber+Braintree, what are they up to? Apple Pay and Samsung enter China partner China Union Pay, Target’s rumored new Wallet App using NFC, Global Payments acquires Heartland Payment systems, Pinterest Buyable pins now come with price tracking, plus new segments in our show, including Limelight where we showcase a new startup, a personality and an article/blog article we might have read about.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

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Potpourri Edition: From Summit at Sea to AliBaba and everything in-between.

Episode 83

This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike discuss a wide variety of topics, and in between these, we talk about Apple Car, Edward Snowden, Strangulation by Regulation, Wall Street pressure, Jack Ma of Alibaba to Jack Mama!

  • Summit at Sea
  • Square IPO
  • Barclays fined again
  • Martha Stewart moves to Amazon’s Handmade platform
  • Amazon first physical store
  • Most US consumers plan to go to Amazon.com for their online holiday shopping, rather than going to malls and shops, finding parking, weathering  the cold days and testing their patience
  • Apple to partner (acquire?) Postmates
  • Samsung Pay is coming to budget phones. The Korean mobile phone maker says it will be offering Samsung Pay on both its mid and low end handsets.
  • Silicon Valley Bank survey shows 43% think regulatory red tape is main hurdle to growth in fintech growth,
  • In an interesting development, a UK government report cites that “digital currencies pose lowest money laundering risk”
  • China’s Alibaba Singles Day Sale: $14.3 Billion in 24 hours. Up 60% from last year’s record: $ 9.3 Billion.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

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