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Francesco Radicati

Silicon Valley, CA
Senior Analyst — Ovum
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Former senior analyst at Ovum, focusing on consumer tech and startups in the Silicon Valley. Views are, of course, my own.

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@Fradicati — 846 followers, 2,617 tweets

It never fails: most fintech decisions in the US can be understood through the lens of excluding economically undesirable people, even if that's not the stated or original intent
Also, paying by smartphone is a pretty good way to block people without smartphones from paying at your establishment, much like Sweetgreen's refusal to handle cash is a good way to keep the poors out.
Unscientifically, I suspect that Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are more prevalent/used over there, which leapfrogs need for contactless cards on the one hand, but imposes (yet another) choice of ecosystem to buy into.
Super interesting how prevalent contactless payments are here in London, compared with the Bay Area. In the 10+ days I've been back I've now been forced to enter my PIN maybe once. Meanwhile my cards from back home just got chips in them in the last couple of years
RT @NewsFromMichiel: .@Google has acquired #Redux, a British #startup which develops technology that turns phone displays and other surf… https://t.co/X6FBFuBiSN
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