Episode 105: Pokémon GO

Episode 105

This week, Brian and Mike talk about Pokémon GO, and the never before seen impact it’s had on small businesses by actually putting feet inside of storefronts. We discuss how Brian acted fast to write a booklet which has sold thousands of copies in the first week! It’s important to look at every change in the world as opportunity, not a threat and the rapid growth of Pokemon is no exception, many people are fearful at the impact it may have, others capitalize on it… the choice is up to you.

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Story of Charlie Shrem Going to Jail and New SEC Crowdfunding Law

Episode 57

This week Brian shared his experience of joining Brett King on podcast Breaking Banks. While Brians podcast focused on Apply pay, we learned of an incredible story of Charlie Shrem, a payment technology entrepreneur who is going to jail because of a retroactive law that outlawed specific transactions from years ago.

In the second part of the podcast we discussed the recent change in SEC raising the limit to $50 million that can be raised by private companies.

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Where Does Apple Watch Go From Here? Square Order, Balanced Both Shutdown

Episode 55

As one product is born another passes away… What a huge week for Apple as they debut the Watch with both promise and criticism as we have Brian give us amazing insights as to how it will all unfold.
Two major payment companies shutdown, Square’s mobile ordering product, ‘Order’ closes up shop after it fails to see significant growth and BalancedPayments closes its’ doors after conceding to its direct opposition, Stripe.

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Secret Apple watch data Released & How Marketplaces pay their workers

Episode 53

This week Brian, with his inside connections at Apple, described what it was like to wear the Apple Watch for a full day and naturally we all made predictions about future impact of the watch and other wearables. We then touched on Google acquiring Softcard, and lastly we talked about how Marketplace companies (Uber, HomeHero, Instacart etc) handle payments to workers and some of the recent legal changes to 1099 workers that have had a huge effect.

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Periodic Table of Payments & Samsung’s Attack on Apple Pay

Episode 52

This week we covered a bunch of topics listed below:

  • Faisal’s periodic table study
 (money map)
  • Federal portal opens Dwolla
  • 
Samsung Acquires Loop to compete with Apple Pay
  • 1 year review: Facebook + Whatsapp
  • Stripe’s incorporation of Bitcoin

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