• Targeting Merchants, Square Debuts Register iPad App And Analytics; Now Processing $4B In Payments Per Year

    Targeting Merchants, Square Debuts Register iPad App And Analytics; Now Processing $4B In Payments Per Year

    As we reported earlier this year, mobile payments company Square revealed that it was planning to add a number of new operational capabilities and data analysis to the register, including in-depth analytics. Tonight, Square is debuting this functionality in the form of a new iPad app. The app aims to replicate the actual experience of a register, similar to Square’s existing iPad app. Read More

  • A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

    A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

    With Yelp stock beginning its second day of trading tomorrow morning, I wondered what a Yelp review of Yelp stock might it look like. Read More

  • Everything, Everywhere, All The Time

    Everything, Everywhere, All The Time

    The web is a blessing and a curse: there is simply too much information. And it’s coming at us too quickly. Meanwhile, the tools we have to process the data flow are failing miserably, and yet, very few people are building us better ones. Instead, these days, it’s far easier to build the next great photo-sharing app than it is a better Gmail. It’s more fun to build a new… Read More

  • Movilway Expands Mobile Payment Services To The Underbanked In Latin America [Video]

    Movilway Expands Mobile Payment Services To The Underbanked In Latin America [Video]

    Movilway, the company pioneering prepaid mobile payments in Central and South America, recently updated their arsenal of tools to include a new custom Android tablet Point Of Sale (POS) terminal as well as a new MoviPIN system for online purchases. Both systems — available at select locations — bring digital purchasing power to those without bank accounts or credit… Read More

  • 2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming

    2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming

    2012 needs to be the year sports teams around the world wake up and start realizing that their multi-billion dollar licensing deals with networks are about to become worthless. My company designs and manufactures TVs, and we see a gigantic spike in sales any time there is a big sporting event — the Soccer World Cup, the Olympics, etc. It’s clear that loving sport is an almost… Read More

  • Key Takeaways From The Facebook Marketing Conference

    Key Takeaways From The Facebook Marketing Conference

    Facebook has a grand scheme to make advertising on its properties less risky and less guess-work than buying ads anywhere else on the Internet. Facebook wants ads to be content, and now its Reach Generator allows advertisers to pay a fixed fee to guarantee that their content is seen by 75 percent of their fans. Of all the announcements made at the Facebook Marketing Conference on… Read More

  • SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

    SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

    Spark Capital isn’t the only existing investor buying up Foursquare employee stock in an up round, I’ve learned. Legendary investor SV Angel is, too. That’s an unusual move considering that the firm typically focuses on early-stage deals. Why? Yes, there’s the promise of Foursquare becoming the way that you find interesting people and locations around you, the source… Read More

  • Porn And Parenting: The Brave New World

    Porn And Parenting: The Brave New World

    O wonder!
    How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world!
    That has such people in it! This quote, from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, embodies a perspective I think many fathers such as myself are experiencing as our children enter this amazing world of technology we now live in. In the play, Miranda, raised most of her life on an… Read More

  • Post MWC: Total Immersion's Augmented Reality Sunglasses Demo

    Post MWC: Total Immersion’s Augmented Reality Concepts Assist E-Commerce

    Another Augmented Reality update from Total Immersion popped up on my radar at this year’s Mobile World Congress. This nifty app, demoed at the Texas Instruments booth, is loaded with retail potential for e-commerce situations. This is not the first AR tool we’ve seen to assist with retail apparel purchases, however it is one of the best. Excellent AR tracking. Read More

  • Don’t Be Afraid To Go Pink: Designing Great Tech Products For Women

    Don’t Be Afraid To Go Pink: Designing Great Tech Products For Women

    When it comes to fashion, women have embraced products that were originally designed for men. Flip through any J.Crew catalog and you’ll encounter the Boyfriend Jean, Boyfriend Blazer, unisex ankle boots, and of course the classic men’s shirt paired with skinny jeans. When it comes to tech? Not so much. In the predominantly male tech world, products are usually, by default, designed… Read More

  • Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change

    With the economy still struggling to recover, key indicators of economic performance are largely focused on traditional employment — we are fixated on how many people have managed to find on-site, single-employer jobs. But is this an outdated perspective? Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath would say so. In a recent blog post for Harvard Business Review, McGrath questions… Read More

  • How To Manufacture Desire

    How To Manufacture Desire

    Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Try “Facebook addict” or “Zynga addict” or even “Pinterest addict” and you’ll soon get a slew of results from hooked users and observers deriding the narcotic-like properties of these web sites. How… Read More

  • Aurasma Augments Reality Anywhere — Even Waiting For A Cab

    Aurasma Augments Reality Anywhere — Even Waiting For A Cab

    At many conferences, like the Mobile World Congress, it seems the best demos usually end up happening while waiting in line for lunch or for a cab. While rolling through the pile of video content I collected at the MWC this year, I ran back across this Augmented Reality demo by Aurasma. It is a perfect example of the “elevator demo” and in one way illustrates the portability of many… Read More

  • 5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Store Might Be Struggling

    5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Store Might Be Struggling

    Beware, the sky is falling! Or at least that’s what we’re hearing from some experts on F-commerce following announcements from a few big name retailers in recent weeks that they are shuttering their stores on Facebook. Going as far as to suggest that the “F” in “F-commerce” now stands for “failure,” these critics are boldly asserting that… Read More

  • Three Free Healthcare Apps That Empower Patients

    Three Free Healthcare Apps That Empower Patients

    The significant adoption of smartphones among physicians has not only led to an explosion of medical apps aimed at healthcare providers, but it has also cultivated an emerging trend of health and wellness apps aimed at empowering patients. While great innovation is happening in the health and wellness mobile ecosystem, it’s difficult for patients and physicians to navigate through the… Read More

  • How I Screwed Yasser Arafat Out of $2 Million, the Comic Book

    How I Screwed Yasser Arafat Out of $2 Million, the Comic Book

    Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest book is I Was Blind But Now I See. You can follow him @jaltucher. Read More