Category Archives: Mobile News

A Radical New Way To Give: Directly

GiveDirectly allows donors to transfer money directly to the extreme poor. We operate an end-to-end model and do not outsource or subcontract work to other organizations.
Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.

Flint Mobile Payment Service No Extra Hardware Needed (Video)

About Flint Mobile Payment Services

Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for on-the-go businesses to accept credit cards and to find new customers through social marketing. The company’s first product is an iPhone app that enables merchants to process credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone – without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures.

The Flint team has a track record of successful web, mobile, communications, and payments products with companies like Adobe, Amazon, Atimi, Electronic Ink, iPix, HP, Linden Labs, Netflix, Openwave, Polaris, Polaroid, Polycom, Ribbit, Silicon Graphics, Salesforce.com, Visa, and Worldpay.

All you need is the Flint Mobile app to accept credit cards – no extra hardware. Just scan the main numbers of the card and enter card verification information to ensure a secure transaction. Flint instantly sends an authorization request through their PCI compliant payment gateway partner. No card data or images are stored on the phone and your customer’s privacy is protected. You can easily customize transactions by creating a pre-set item list, adding sales tax, enabling tipping, or including a loyalty offer in the receipt.

Mobilenomics By Erik Qualman (Video)

Author, speaker and viral video producer Erik Qualman is at it again.  Mr. Qualman is better know for his viral video and book of the same name “Socialnomics“. This time he is taking on the impact of the mobile phone with his latest video titled “Mobilenomics” . Like his Socialnomics video he gives stats in the form of text, pictures and graphics all choreographed to music.

This video gives some astounding statistics when it comes to the mobile phone.  Some are quite common and some are very hard to believe but either are true or will be true in the coming years. The more you watch it the more you agree with what the video is trying to say about the power of mobile.