MasterCard hopes to make your next purchase as easy as taking a selfie

About This Episode

The internet and mobile devices have made it possible for you to stay in touch with friends and loved-ones across the world, yet we are still paying for our morning coffee in fundamentally the same way as we did decades ago. Danial and Shubham discuss the evolution of mobile and online payments and whether we'll ever be able to leave our homes without our wallets. Danial impresses a cashier by paying with Apple Pay, while Shubham is still fumbling with old-school credit cards. 

0:00 - Intro
0:54 - Facebook introduces "reactions"
5:17 - Facebook and Virtual Reality
9:08 - Rise of the (currently friendly) Robots
11:45 - Payments
35:35 - Byte of the Week (Payments Apps): Tilt, Payso, and Etup
48:20 - Wrap-up


  • Facebook Is Using Those New "Like" Emojis to Keep Tabs on Your Emotions - Mic
  • Alphabet built a new humanlike robot and then immediately bullied it - Quartz
  • New Steps Toward the Future of Virtual Reality - Facebook Newsroom
  • Mark Zuckerberg Is ‘Obsessed’ With Livestreaming, Making Live a Top Priority at Facebook - ReCode
  • Mastercard rolls out selfie ID checks - BBC
  • Consumer Loyalty Remains Apple Pay's Missing Ingredient - PaymentsSource
  • Mobile Proximity Payment users to Surpass 1 Billion by 2019 - PaymentsSource
  • Londoners with Apple Pay can ride the Tube free for three days - The Verge
  • Why Starbucks Is Overhauling its Loyalty Rewards Program - Fortune
  • Starbucks is conquering a huge challenge in retail — and even Apple and Chipotle should be jealous - Business Insider
  • Tilt - App Store / Google Play
  • Payso - App Store / Google Play
  • Etup - App Store / Google Play

Episode Details

February 28th, 2016

49 mins 26 secs

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