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How social and mobile technologies are changing the way people earn, manage and spend money
What is the Future of Money?
Social and mobile networks, and the rich data streams that emerge out of them, are fundamentally changing the way people 1) create, store and access value 2) accumulate, measure and exchange currencies and 3) earn, manage and spend money.
What is Kaching?
Launched by Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, Kaching is a set of mobile and Facebook apps that let customers make instant peer-to-peer transactions via SMS, email and Facebook. Kaching also allows customers to manage their accounts from their mobile phone or Facebook, and allows iPhone users to make contactless payments at MasterCard PayPass terminals.
Kaching has been recognized as an innovative new product and has successfully encouraged almost a million customers to adopt these new channels of banking. Forrester analyst Benjamin Ensor reported: Read More>>
Stay.com is an online trip-planning service that allows users to discover new places and create customised travel guides. The application is useful for exploring, planning and navigating in a new city.
The app has several collaborative features that utilise social networking extensively.
The company, based out of Oslo, Norway, was founded in 2009 by internet entrepreneur Joachim Paasche and was honoured as one of Time Magazine’s 50 best websites for 2010 and featured in its 50 Best websites list.
Kyck is a social network that connects football fans across the world by enabling them to share content and the latest news. Fans can also share their views on live games in real-time. As mentioned on Technology Cafe blog:
Whether you call it fútbol, soccer, or football, with KYCK, you’ll discover an experience around the sport like none other. KYCK delivers you the most relevant content, connects you with like-minded fans, and brings you all the action of every match, making the beautiful game even more enjoyable. Read More>>
GetTaxi is an app that allows people to order taxis from their smartphones or via the web, at the push of a button.
It was founded by Israeli serial entrepreneur Shahar Smirin. He launched the app in Israel, followed by the UK, Russia and other European countries. It is available on all major mobile platforms such as the iPhone, Android, Symbian and Blackberry.
Ordering taxis can be pretty time consuming. Calling someone and taking down details of the cab and the driver can be laborious. Often, taxis arrive late or don’t show up at all. This is where GetTaxi comes in. Read More>>
Pair is an app that allows couples to stay in touch through a single stream of communication. It is available for download on www.trypair.com where it is described as:
An app for just the two of you. Texting, sharing videos, photos, sketching together, thumbkiss and more.
Launched on the iOS platform, it is now available on Android as well. Users can send those with an iPhone or Android Phone a request to pair up. Creating multiple pairs isn’t allowed, though it’s easy to unpair and re-pair.
By Radhika & Ritesh of 20:20 MSL
In our last post, we discussed how brands need to have a more integrated approach in reaching out to the youth of India. Today let’s understand how the Indian youth takes to the gamut of communication technologies and devices available, especially the ubiquitous mobile phone!
In our day to day lives, we realize the power of technology – we no longer have to line up to pay our electricity bills or deposit money in a bank account. While there are a section of people in India who continue to undertake such tasks in this fashion, when we talk about India’s affluent youth on the whole, things have changed and have been consistently improving every day thanks to ‘technology on the go’. Read More>>
Path started off as a social-networking-enabled photo-sharing and messaging service for mobile devices, much like Instagram, in November 2010.
Later, Path changed its purpose from sharing only images, to videos, places, thoughts, etc, to become a ‘smart journal’ through which people could share their experiences with their closest friends and family, on the go.
Users can have up to 150 friends because David Morin, co-founder and CEO, wanted to create a community with more personal and high-quality interactions.
Our long-term grand vision here is to build a network that is very high quality and that people feel comfortable contributing to at any time. Read More>>
Originally posted on People’s Lab : People’s Insights Blog
MTV Music Meter started off as a website in December 2010 that helped users discover music composed by upcoming artistes.
The objective was to help users find the artistes of tomorrow by letting them peruse an extensive database, listening to song samples, reading articles and biographies, and watching music videos. As Mashable writer, Todd Olmstead wrote:
The Music Meter wants to help surface emerging artists, you won’t see Kanye West and Adele — rather, a look at the top 5 today shows Gotye, Greyson Chance, Casper, Graffiti6, and Chelsea Grin. Read More>>