It’s Time to Ditch Your Wallet for Mobile Payments

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Credit and debit cards have significantly cut back on the amount of cash people carry with them at a given time. But what if you could reduce the number of cards you carry to just one — or even eliminate your wallet entirely?

In the latest video of our Mobile Minute series, Client Insights Manager Samantha Cruz discusses mobile payment technology, and the effects it will have on retailers and consumers alike.

If you think mobile payments are just a trend, think again. “Whether it’s designer-made, or made of pleather, Pew research sees wallets being obsolete by 2020,” says Cruz. Read more…

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China Mobile to Sell iPhones in January and Other News You Need to Know

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Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world.

Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. After reports the NSA paid the security company RSA $ 10 million to use a flawed encryption algorithm, RSA denied allegations on its website. China Mobile will begin carrying iPhones on Jan. 17; consumers will be able to purchase the 5S and 5C at China Mobile retail stores or Apple retail stores in China. And Evad3rs, the team behind the evasi0n jailbreak, announced a jailbreak for iOS 7 over the weekend, but it was met with concern from users. According to multiple reports, the jailbreak was allegedly running an unofficial version of the jailbreak app store Cydia Read more…

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