Last week brought with it yet another announcement about a new mobile wallet launching in the U.S.LG Electronics plans to launch its mobile wallet service — LG Pay — in the U.S. by July 1, almost a year after the system first debuted in South Korea. The announcement completed the trifecta of major smartphone providers in the U.S. with their own mobile wallet services. LG ranks behind Apple and Samsung for smartphone penetration in the U.S.
We're in second week of 2018, so it's not too late to make New Year's resolutions and keep them. With that being said, let me suggest something the payments industry should strive for this year: a smoother mobile payments experience. Today's mobile payments experience has too many potential cracks in the system waiting to form that put a snag in the potential of a smooth ride start to finish.
When eBay decided to spin-off PayPal into its own separate entity in 2014, many industry observers believed the move would give the digital payments company the ability to become more nimble in the market and achieve true powerhouse status alongside the traditional card networks and payments processors. To help spur that growth, PayPal hired Daniel Schulman as president and CEO to help prepare it for the eventual split from eBay in July 2015.
So, I didn't read that @AmerBanker story because it's behind one of those pesky paywalls ;), but I used Zelle today without any issue. The recipient registered for it without an issue, and the funds were there in his account. Easy and done.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".