Google’s Redesigned Digital Wallet Tries to Make Payments Feel More Personal

Google’s Redesigned Digital Wallet Tries to Make Payments Feel More Personal

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: Alphabet Inc.’s Google is trying to draw more people to its payment app and keep them there longer with features such as a reward system, new financial management services and a format for listing payments that evokes text-message conversations. The Google Pay app will eventually offer Plex, mobile checking and savings […]

Dunkin’, Stadiums Try Checkout-Free Shopping as Social Distancing Remains a Priority

Dunkin’, Stadiums Try Checkout-Free Shopping as Social Distancing Remains a Priority

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: Checkout-free technology comes with behavioral barriers for customers—and financial uncertainty for retailers. Coffee chain Dunkin’ and hospitality stands at sports stadiums are testing a new checkout-free payment system from Mastercard Inc. as retailers try to meet shoppers’ desire for speed and reduced human contact. Their initiatives are similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s Go technology, which uses […]

Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Instagram Recruits Sports World to Sell Merchandise

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: The Facebook-owned app wants more athletes, teams and leagues to offer products directly on its platform. Sports stars, teams and leagues have long used Instagram to promote themselves and build relationships with fans. Increasingly, they’re using it to sell products, too. On Nov. 20, tennis star Serena Williams and […]

Concert Tickets Are Getting More Expensive, And Rich Baby Boomers Could Be (Partly) To Blame

Concert Tickets Are Getting More Expensive, And Rich Baby Boomers Could Be (Partly) To Blame

Courtesy of MusicFeeds: A leading US economist has found that as concert ticket prices keep increasing, younger acts are struggling to fill stadiums because their audiences can’t keep up with the wealth of their baby boomer parents. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Princeton University economist Alan Krueger has found that concert ticket prices have […]

StubHub: EBay’s Ticket to Growth

StubHub: EBay’s Ticket to Growth

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal: More than a year after parting ways with PayPal, eBay has a new growth driver in the spotlight EBay Inc.’s turnaround without PayPal Inc. is taking shape with a new growth driver in the spotlight: StubHub. More than a year after parting with its payments subsidiary, eBay took its […]

Liberty Media Faces Some Bumps for Formula One in U.S.

Liberty Media Faces Some Bumps for Formula One in U.S.

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: The motor sport doesn’t have a large U.S. following but is live-sport content that broadcasters currently crave The multibillion-dollar sale of Formula One to Liberty Media Corp. represents a new push into the U.S. market for the glamorous motor sport—but John Malone’s media empire has its work cut out […]