The Week In Review (Plus, Have Consumers Fallen Out Of Love With Robots?)

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Have consumers fallen out of love with robots? Plus, all the payments news you missed this week.



Saturday - May 11, 2019

New Data And Reports

Cash In Unattended Retail

SMBs And Retail Innovation Readiness

mPOS And Convention Payments

Citi's 'Security Perimeter'

eTailers And Checkout Conversion

Trending Topics

New Debit Rules, Promise Of Seamless Payments

Uber’s Bust(ed IPO) Of A First Day

People And Bank Automation — An 'And,' Not An 'Or'

Visa's Natural Disaster-Focused SMB Week Hackathon

Uber’s IPO: Pricey And Dicey Or Poised For Liftoff?

Why Accounts Payable Is The ‘Lost Child’ Of Finance

Instant IDV: Digital Security’s Next Big Thing?

Why It’s Time To Rewire Payments Or Fail

Mastercard: Transactis Buy Speeds Bill Pay’s Digitization

What Happens To Tipping When Cash Disappears?

Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Look To Cap Card Rates

MoneyGram's Q1 Slide Overshadows Digital Growth

No Lift For Lyft Following Q1 Earnings Report

QSRs Notch Mobile Ordering, Loyalty Gains

Collectives Aim To Create Blockchain Centers

FreightRover Reportedly Impacted by Celadon Scam

QSR Managers Satisfied With Mobile Order-Ahead

Enterprise Offers Vehicle Subscriptions

Debt Collection, Done Digitally?

Fifth Avenue Vacancies Reflect Uptick In Retail Closures

Pet Retail Dominance Battle Gains Fresh Fuel

Reliance On Old Habits Slows Down Invoices

The Risk-Reducing Case For Push Payments

FinTech Charter Hits Speed Bump

Data Dive, New Ideas Edition: Uber, Marriott, Facebook

FinTech Firms Tackle PCI Burdens With Checkout

For MercadoLibre, Payoff From Payments

Instagram's High-Fashion Fakes Problem

Google I/O Highlights Assistant, Smart Speaker

Digital Discussions

How Unattended Retail Is Shaping Retail’s Future

Will Marketplaces Take Over eCommerce Completely?

What FIs Don’t Know About Their Customers

The Credit Union Innovation Balancing Act

Vodafone: How 5G Will Impact IoT’s Future

Is Real-Time Payments A Threat To Credit Cards?

Retail Reinvention

Has Eating Local Hit A Tipping Point?

eTailers Attempt To Give Instant Coffee Subscriptions A Jolt

An Off-The-Beaten-Path Approach To Selling Bags

SMB Retail Innovation: Payments, Inventory Boost Prospects

Etsy Hits 41M Active Buyers In Q1

How Catbird Broke Into Branded Jewelry

Taking Pet-Friendly Into IoT

Subscription Merchants Innovate With Plan Features

How Crowdfunding Is Changing Wedding Gifting

TV Points To Retail (And Amazon’s) Future

Will Air Travel Ticketing Subscriptions Take Off?

Taking The Pain Out Of Vacation Planning

How DTC Brands Go Green With Cleaning Refills

Loyalty Innovation Is On QSRs' Menus

Today In Data

Celebrating SMB Week With Innovation

The Global Innovation Race With Fraudsters

Balancing Secure And Seamless Commerce

Great Expectations, Challenging Executions

Enabling A World Of Faster Disbursements


Accounts Receivable Tackles Digital Advertising

Is Digital Trade Finance Fraud's Best Defense?

AI Leads Over $1B In Funding For B2B Startups

Banking/FinTech Collaboration Grows In China

Should Auditors Catch Corporate Fraud?

The State Of Corporate Cybersecurity

Starbucks Eyes Blockchain Supply Chain Tracking

Suit Accuses FLEETCOR Of Anticompetitive Payment Processing

How APIs Boost SMB Financing Data Integrity

Ripple Boosts X-Border Partnership Tally

How Fuel Cards Hold Fleets Back From EV Adoption

Contractor Risk Analysis Shifts To Look Ahead

UK’s Prompt Payment Code Sees Laggards

Hiring Pains, Revenue Optimism Hit SMB Week

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Consumer Trends

Have Consumers Fallen Out Of Love With Robots?

Given the gangbusters success that AI voice assistants have had over the last five years, it doesn’t seem like a giant leap to think that household robots could be right around the corner. But as the slew of robotics startups closures over the last few years has proven, while consumers like robots in theory, they’re still too underpowered and overpriced to go mainstream. Power down and have a read — it’s the PYMNTS Saturday feature.


Payment Rails

Will The Stars Align For Facebook’s Crypto Payments Project, Libra?

Facebook announced its plans to create a global payments system based on cryptocurrency and blockchain rails. Karen Webster says that it, like Facebook Credits that launched a decade ago this month, is pretty much DOA. She even sketches out a fictional, three-act play speculating the details, and offering her thoughts as to why. Ready for the curtain to rise?



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