The Week In Review (Plus, Stranger Summer Payments Things)

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The stranger side of summer payments; plus, all of the news in payments and commerce you missed last week

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Saturday - July 6, 2019

New Data And Reports

Report: The State Of Buy Buttons In Q2 2019

Digital Accounts Payable Innovations

Gig Economy And The Insurance Service Gap

Why Drive, Not Size, Is Key To FI Innovation


Trending Topics

Why AI Is Social Media Fraud’s New Best Friend

Government As Catalyst To Innovating Digital ID

Cash Flow Forecasting Sees Forest From Trees

Louisiana Purchase: Best 4th Of July Sale Ever

Digital Tech Helps Travelers Crush Big Waves

Contactless Payments: Summer’s Music Headliner

Can A Sunblock Spraydown Spur Poolside Spend?

NCR: D3 Acquisition, Banks Being Digital-First

Omnichannel Moves Beyond Retail

Mastercard: Nordic Countries To Fuel RTP Push

Citi On Detecting B2B Outlier Payments

Is Digital Age Verification Coming Of Age?

Payment Megamergers Reshape Merchant Services

Summer Read: Looking Back, Forward In Payments

Four Clues To The Future Of Facebook’s Libra

Earnings Season Looms As Multi-Week Fizzle

FinTechs Team With Banks For RTP Solutions

How B2C Firms Tap Into Integrated Receivables

Tailoring Insurance To Meet Gig Workers’ Needs

Surprising Industries Speeding Instant Payments Adoption

Vending Machines Turn To Bubbly For More Sales

Same-Day Delivery Wars Heat Up

Microlending Bridges Gaps For Recent Immigrants

Earnings Season, Where No News May Be Good News

Big Tech Cryptos Set For Antitrust Scrutiny

Seniors Help Drive Digital Economy Progress

Data Dive: Visa, Capital One, BB&T-SunTrust

Report: Email Variants Keep BEC Fraud Humming

Retail’s Go Big Or Go Home 2019 Prime Day

CBD, Cannabis Sectors Attract Payments Players


Digital Discussions

Mastercard: The World is Ready for Real-Time B2B Payments

The State Of India’s Digital Payments Progress


Retail Reinvention

Retailers Make Moves Into Digital Advertising

Walmart To Boost Supply Chain In China

The Weird And Wild World Of Fireworks Retail

The Road To Self-Driving Retail

When Subscription Boxes Bring Cooking Lessons

Reinventing Pizza Powered By The LeBron Bump

Uber Ups Its Game With Scooters

Online Platforms Aim To Bring Delivery To Airports

Sprouting An Online Plant Startup From An Idea

How Marketplaces Aim To Help Idle Motorcycles

Restaurants Not Ready For Mobile Risk Loss


Today In Data

Picking Up The Pace Of Payments

Moving To Tomorrow’s Payments Practices, Today

Creating The Right Customer Experiences

Delivering Faster And More Secure Payments


B2B

FinTech Friction, Opportunity In Global Trade

B2B Investors Diversify: Logistics To X-Border

How AP Digitization Tackles Hospitals' AR Woes

Food Giant To Track Supply Chain Via Blockchain

Disbursements Bring B2C Innovation To B2B Space

Tech Stumbles As Bank Compliance Pressure Rises

APIs For FinTech Firms And Installment Plans

A New Divide In Business Banking?

Fleet Payments Explore Connected Car Opportunity

Ripple Talks MoneyGram X-Border Payments Deal

Private Sector Not Immune To Late Payments

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Payments And Consumer Behavior

Stranger Summer Payments Things

Who knows? Maybe the summer heat is conducive to cooking up some new and novel payments ideas, and inspiring some downright bad behavior. But both were very much in full swing last week — and we’ve got all the details. So, cool down and cool off while you check out the always hot PYMNTS Saturday feature.

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Libra Global Payments Rails

If Facebook Wants To Be WeChat, Why Did It Launch Libra?

Facebook has long admired WeChat, and the powerful commerce ecosystem that one billion Chinese people use every day. It’s been the cornerstone of Messenger’s monetization ambitions since 2014, and now, five years later with Libra and Calibra, the global payments foundation hopes to move its monetization meter in that direction. Karen Webster says that if Facebook and Messenger want so much to be like WeChat, they have a funny way of showing it — since they’re doing the opposite of what WeChat did to become successful. Here’s why.

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