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Guess Who’s Coming to Online Ordering? | PYMNTS.com

Review of the rapidly expanding universe of apps for online ordering Guess Who’s Coming to Online Ordering? | PYMNTS.com at fast food and casual dining restaurants.

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Tapping the power of hidden influencers | McKinsey & Company

This article Tapping the power of hidden influencers | McKinsey & Company. provides a framework for identifying “influencers”in your organization that can either assist or hinder organizational change efforts.  These types of individuals were originally identified as the catalyst for causing the “Tipping Point” in Malcolm Gladwell’s book.

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THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2013 – Business Insider

This presentation THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL: 2013 – Business Insider describes an obvious, but important trend, regarding media consumption. This is of particular interest for where to focus your Marketing and customer acquisition dollars.

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Miamis Tech Scene Has A Heartbeat – Forbes

Miami is becoming a technology hub for startups, part of it has to due with its natural location as “capital” for Latin America Miamis Tech Scene Has A Heartbeat – Forbes.

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How IBM Plans To Rule Mobile – Forbes

I am not so sure that IBM was at the forefront of the Internet, my sense is that they were behind for a long time, but IBM did a great of job of playing catch up and putting pieces in place to protect and grow its core businesses. How IBM Plans To Rule Mobile – Forbes This article seems to be more about “big data” than mobile, but IBM has a planted a very good stake in the ground with Watson.

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Patently Apple

iWallet, Apple’s digital wallet, should surface soon as Patently Apple has been granted a patent for iWallet and a number of financial security features.

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Pew Research regarding SmartPhone ownership. iPhone and Android rule the market, Apple in the important areas, Windows and Blackberry are insignificant players.

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Slumping PC Sales Signal Rise of Mobile Computing

Slumping PC Sales Signal Rise of Mobile Computing. IBM unloading Lenovo, as with most of IBMs move out of the hardware business, was more prescient, as they were able to sell at a pretty good price. Who said an “elephant can’t dance.”

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Gartner Says the Personal Cloud Will Replace the Personal Computer as the Center of Users Digital Lives by 2014

This is a couple of months old — Gartner documenting the obvious, PC taking a nosedive and mobile devices selling like hotcakes. Gartner Says the Personal Cloud Will Replace the Personal Computer as the Center of Users Digital Lives by 2014.

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2013 – Square Concedes To Cash With New “Business In A Box” Offering | PYMNTS.com

This is Square’s effort to become a lightweight and more complete POS vendor. 2013 – Square Concedes To Cash With New “Business In A Box” Offering | PYMNTS.com. Were this article is off the mark is that cash is dying, generally at a POS merchants will handle ~80% of their sales transactions using some sort of plastic or digital wallet. This is very evident at a Starbucks, I’ve noticed about half of the customers, in line in front of me, are paying with a digital wallet on an iPhone or Android device.

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