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Payment information sources

It’s easy to find news and information on business or technology, but unfortunately services that cover those topics rarely publish payment news. If they do, it’s usually connected with some new gadgets or hot news like Google Wallet or mobile payments at Starbucks. So here are some useful payment services – choose what fits best your preferences.

If you know any other interesting payment websites, don’t hesitate to leave a link in the comments.

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Mobile payments with a… wristwatch

Do you think that paying with a mobile phone instead of a credit card is cool? Nonsense! Despite the fact that such solutions still aren’t popular globally, they’re already becoming old fashion. New gadgets and payment methods are being created all the time and that’s great. We – the customers – have a better choice and it’s up to us which solutions will become popular and which will vanish.

One of such new solutions is watch2pay. MasterCard teamed up with Laks and announced the first wristwatch that can be used to make payments. Not only does it sound cool, but it’s also simple and uses a well known technology.

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Fathoming Amazon: 9 Things to Know

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Snake in an ATM

Yep, that’s why we’re into online payments ;)!

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Cain Motter’s Halloween Credit Card Art

You can find more Cain Motter’s art on his YouTube profile and his Facebook gallery.

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The Evolution of the Transaction

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How to get more retweets – the ultimate guide

You may be a Twitter enthusiast or think it’s just a big mess and no tool will allow to fully control it. But the thing here is that Twitter simply works. Millions of people use it to share information or ask questions and that’s why it’s worth your interest. And as they say: since you can’t beat them – join them.

There’s lots of noise in Twitter streams, so being engaging is pretty much crucial. Doing it “manually” (asking questions, being controversial etc.) is one thing, but it would be unwise not to use Twitter’s mechanisms designed to help people connect.

Retweeting is about spreading the news, engaging, appreciating good content and so on. Here are a few tips that will help you write tweets which should spread all over the Internet.

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How to survive more than a 1000 years in business?

If a company is old, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s antiquated or out of date in any way. But it also doesn’t have to indicate its credibility. Actually, the age itself doesn’t present any value at all. However, we can suspect one thing – if a certain company managed to survive for a long time, it may mean that they’ve actually been doing something the right way.

Of course I’m not going to tell you how you can make your business last for centuries – I’d have to be a prophet or a charlatan to do this. Besides, who’s really interested in all those centuries? All we may expect is to make our business work well for us and to leave it in good condition for our children. We don’t care what will happen 5 or 10 generations later. We’ll be already gone, buried and forgotten (sorry for saying it so directly, but that’s just the truth).

Anyway, instead of advising, I’d like to do some analyzing. Let’s get a closer look on some examples of those businesses that are really, really old.

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US debt visualized: Stacked in $100 bills

Here’s a link to a visualization of the United States debt.

It’s showed step by step in $100 bills, you just follow the numbers and… well, you can surely check whether your idea of “how much is one trillion dollars” was correct. But it doesn’t stop there.

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PayLane’s dedicated offer for UK customers

Here’s a succinct, yet quite important news from PayLane. We now have a dedicated offer specially for our clients in United Kingdom. You can check out our pricing in GBP or simply contact us and/or apply to learn more directly from our customer support. Oh, and you can also use the website address.

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