Swiss New Finance Conference – Bern 08/23/2012

Time to dust off my German and start learning Swiss-German (not that similar … at all). I have the opportunity to attend the Swiss New Finance Conference which covers the following: Agenda A lot of the topics cover funding innovation, notably via Crowdfunding. I am looking forward to learn more from C-Crowd, which as developed a legal […]

Underbanked? Not without financial services!

Who are the underbanked in the US? If we refer to Javelin Strategy latest study: “Comprising an estimated 35 million US adults (or 15% of the US population), underbanked are typically young, ethnically diverse, and more likely to use the “computer in their pocket” (i.e. their mobile phones) to conduct their banking.” But does that […]

No more Credits? An opportunity for Facebook.

I will not pretend that I had even one tenth of an insight into Facebook decision to finish its Credits program (announced here on their blog: http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2012/06/19/introducing-subscriptions-and-local-currency-pricing/). Techcrunch as a review of what this could mean: http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/23/why-facebook-is-folding-on-credits-and-doubling-down-on-payments/ . In the context of their Karma acquisition, this actually solves one of the issue highlighted in my previous post. […]

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