May 12, 2012
by Sailesh Panchal
Since I am an Apple user and all the sites I go to are writing about it, here are my predictions/wishlist for the iBook, 10″ multi-media book.
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“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.”
—DANIEL BURNHAM, CHICAGO ARCHITECT. (1846-1912)
We had an interesting session at the recent Tower Group event in Evian, on the future of Mobile Payments. We didn’t get through many of the prepared slides, but the delegates from a number of european banks expressed their views and experiences from the last few years. Here is my view from that session.
What is meant by mobile payments, are they needed in Europe, what form will they take and what is stopping them?Banking, Payments
To encourage people to move away from using cheques, it's not enough to duplicate the characteristics of the existing payment methods, but we have use technology to add convenience and feedback to the new payment experience so they'll pay to use it.