Chatbot Tracker: Pizza, Fashion & Cloud Computing

Dare you. Nay, double dare you to find an industry without a bot. It’s true: bots have squeezed their way in and they’re changing the way companies interact with consumers online.  Recently, PYMNTS’ Karen Webster...

Passing The Middle-Market Automation Exam

Though many financial institutions recognize the opportunity to help middle-market businesses automate their AP payments, they have not been able to fully capitalize on the opportunity. Here the elusive payments opportunity meets...

Why we need a more flexible, smarter energy infrastructure

The way we consume energy is changing. We’re witnessing the ‘Uberization’ of energy; people are buying energy assets, such as solar panels and car batteries, to use at their convenience. And...

Will Members-Only Bed Bath & Beyond Be Able To Compete With The Coupons?

Coupons — the old-school kind made out of paper — are pretty much a vestige of 20th century commerce that are waiting patiently to die out with their users. This is...

European Commission FinTech Task Force Seeks Public Consultation

The European Commission is hoping to consult with the public concerning the growing market of financial technology as the agency looks to manage policies in the sector. Through its FinTech Task Force, the Commission...

For Startups’ Cybersecurity Roadmaps, Education Goes Hand in Hand with Policy

Startups start up with, to quote an old salesman, a bit of shoeshine and a smile. And killer apps, perhaps. But risk lurks in all corners – especially security risks, which...

PayPal’s Popular But Apple Is The Class Favorite

Consumer habits are not yet achanging in the payments world, and it might take considerable incentives for them to do so. Even with a decline in the use of cash, cash...

DOJ Approves Alaska Air Acquisition Of Virgin America

It seems Alaska Air Group will be moving forward on its acquisition of Virgin America. The deal has received U.S. antitrust approval on the condition that its codesharing with American Airlines...

The Known Unknowns Of Cybersecurity Under Trump

Amid the promises to spend on infrastructure, cut taxes, create jobs and … well, lots of other things, the incoming Trump administration also will have its hands full with cybersecurity issues. The details...

Welcome to the Bionic IPO?

The soaring debut of Nutanix last week in its first day of trading on its initial public offering may create new opportunity for other firms to go to the public markets. That might not...

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Think the next big thing is coming from Silicon Valley? Think again. Elizabeth Scharpf, inventor, angel investor, entrepreneur and founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises...