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The Most Innovative Apple Watch Apps For Enterprise So Far

The Most Innovative Apple Watch Apps For Enterprise So Far

pymnts.com – It’s been a deluge of Apple news so far this week since the company disclosed its second quarter earnings. The iPhone remained the tech giant’s all-star, but investor attention also weighed heavily on the Apple Watch, which became available last Friday (April 24). While consumers have fueled much of the Apple Watch excitement … Weiterlesen

The Market Share of NFC Wallet transaction will be less than one tenth of 1%. Do the math yourself!

The Market Share of NFC Wallet transaction will be less than one tenth of 1%. Do the math yourself!

This post explains why the market share of NFC wallet transactions will be less than one tenth of 1% of the entire transaction space at the POS. In a series of recent blogs post, 4-Ventures introduced “The chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma: NFC…

Only 8% of all potential NFC Service Provider will enable NFC

Only 8% of all potential NFC Service Provider will enable NFC

This post explains why only 8% of all potential NFC Service Providers will enable NFC. This is the “rooster” side of the “The chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma: NFC Wallets are dead” that I recently introduced. There, I cited three funnels for NFC…

Only 12% of all merchant POS can accept contactless payments via an NFC wallet

Only 12% of all merchant POS can accept contactless payments via an NFC wallet

This blog describes why only 12% of all merchant POS payments can be done via NFC walles payments. This is the “egg-side” of the chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma: NFC Wallets are dead which I inroduced in my last blog. I cited three funnels for…

Only 3% of all mobile subscribers able to transact with an NFC Wallet.

Only 3% of all mobile subscribers able to transact with an NFC Wallet.

This blog describes why only 3% of all mobile subscribers are able to transact with an NFC Wallet. This is the “chicken-side” of the chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma: NFC Wallets are dead which I inroduced in my last blog. There I identified three funnels necesary…

NFC Wallets are dead: The chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma

NFC Wallets are dead: The chicken-egg-and-rooster dilemma

Since launching the m-payments startup paybox in 1999, seeing successes and defeats, through selling it and integrating it into Sybase / SAP in 2010, the chicken-or-the-egg-dilemma (“which came first, the chicken or the egg?”) has been constantly haunting me. Responses to this philosophical dilemma have their roots in evolution theory (species change over time via mutuation); … Weiterlesen

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4-Ventures helps business and startup ventures to succeed. Working with you in person or online, we can apply any of our 10 key steps to venture success. We find the right balance between validating the idea and executing it properly.  

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs · forbes.com In July 2013, J. Colao has listed the-10-best-venture-capitalist-blogs-for-entrepreneurs in Forbees Magazine · view original His list is weighted in favor of smart analysis or directly applicable advice rather than anecdotes…

Simple Tricks To Optimize Your Site For Search Engine Attention

Simple Tricks To Optimize Your Site For Search Engine Attention

The concept of search engine optimization has gotten incredibly more complicated than back at the dawn and explosion of the Internet. Still, it is more popular than ever and even a necessary business tactic to keep up with competitors. In…

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Predicting The Future. Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we’ll be able to grow replacement organs from our very own cells. In the future,…

Good Search Engine Tricks For Business Sites

Good Search Engine Tricks For Business Sites

There are many ways you can use to boost the amount of visitation that your business homepage gets. You should utilize all of them in order to get the most business that you can. When prospects can easily find your…

The “app as art” movement is just beginning

The “app as art” movement is just beginning

The “app as art” movement is just beginning (via Pando Daily) By Carmel DeAmicis On September 11, 2013In 2007, Seth Carnes arranged his poem in magnetic words on a large steel plate in his art gallery in the Meatpacking District. Then he stood back and spent the day invisible to the visitors, watching people come…

SEO Techniques You Should Use For Your Site

SEO Techniques You Should Use For Your Site

Search engine optimization techniques are designed to get your site to rank higher in search results for certain keywords. If you need to get more traffic to your site, you should go over this article and develop your own SEO campaign. The design and structure of your website are very important. Use clean HTML code … Weiterlesen

Five SEO Techniques That Can Help You

Five SEO Techniques That Can Help You

They say in real estate that the secret to success is location. The most profitable restaurants and gas stations are the ones on the corners of busy intersections. Websites are no different if you want visitors, traffic, revenue and sales…

SEO Tips That Will Help You Conquer Your Local Market

SEO Tips That Will Help You Conquer Your Local Market

Every business can get a boost from employing a good amount of search engine optimization methods. This is particularly true for smaller businesses that are looking to get the attention of the locals. If you have a business that you…

Five Keys For Basic Search Engine Optimization

Five Keys For Basic Search Engine Optimization

You can have the most killer website content in the world. However, if no one is viewing your website, it will not matter — it’s like hanging a Rembrandt painting in a closet. It’s beautiful, but it’s invisible. The same…

Six Steps To Search Engine Optimization and Increasing Your Website’s Page Rank

Six Steps To Search Engine Optimization and Increasing Your Website’s Page Rank

Search engine optimization, also known as SEO, offers an effective way to steer viewers to your website. Search engine optimization utilizes keywords, link building and image descriptions. The following article will help you understand how to utilize effective search engine…

SEO Ethics: Black Hat vs White Hat Methods

SEO Ethics: Black Hat vs White Hat Methods

In old Western movies, the “good guy” would ride around in a white hat, taking care of all the bad guys, who were typically clad in black hats. Just think about the Lone Ranger, for example. In the world of SEO, competition is fierce, as positioning on the front pages of search results is key … Weiterlesen

4-Ventures Video Post

4-Ventures Video Post

4-Ventures helps business and startup ventures to succeed. Working with you in person or online, we can apply any of our 10 key steps to venture success. We find the right balance between validating the idea and executing it properly.  

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs

The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs · forbes.com In July 2013, J. Colao has listed the-10-best-venture-capitalist-blogs-for-entrepreneurs in Forbees Magazine · view original His list is weighted in favor of smart analysis or directly applicable advice rather than anecdotes and assertions. For those of you who follow the space closely, many of the names … Weiterlesen

Simple Tricks To Optimize Your Site For Search Engine Attention

Simple Tricks To Optimize Your Site For Search Engine Attention

The concept of search engine optimization has gotten incredibly more complicated than back at the dawn and explosion of the Internet. Still, it is more popular than ever and even a necessary business tactic to keep up with competitors. In real estate, the saying is Location Location Location, and that applies to search engine results … Weiterlesen

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Predicting The Future. Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we’ll be able to grow replacement organs from our very own cells. In the future, that same technology will help develop custom designed drugs. Watch the video?

The “app as art” movement is just beginning

The “app as art” movement is just beginning

The “app as art” movement is just beginning (via Pando Daily) By Carmel DeAmicis On September 11, 2013In 2007, Seth Carnes arranged his poem in magnetic words on a large steel plate in his art gallery in the Meatpacking District. Then he stood back and spent the day invisible to the visitors, watching people come…