5 Must-Reads This Week: Digital Simplicity, Intel’s New Experience, and Goodbye to CurrentC

5 Must-Reads This Week: Digital Simplicity, Intel’s New Experience, and Goodbye to CurrentC

5 Must-Reads This Week: Digital Simplicity, Intel’s New Experience, and Goodbye to CurrentC

Insight Vault Week in ReviewMobile Wallet Backed by Walmart & Target Shuts Down
Fortune
And so we bid a (somewhat) fond farewell to CurrentC, the merchant-backed mobile wallet that never quite caught fire.

 

New Intel Technology Gives Banking Some Face Time
PYMNTS
Intel’s RealSense technology is set on delivering an experience to consumers that’s as valuable, or even more so, than what can be delivered by a human being. RealSense uses sophisticated camera technology that has the ability to “see” just like a human eye, and then react based on what it “sees.” Intel believes this can be most transformative in the banking and financial services space.

 

Is EMV Ruining the Apple Pay Experience?
Computer World
Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods were all about the Apple Pay experience – until they switched on EMV. Now, EMV rules require consumers using Apple Pay to respond to multiple new screen prompts (confirming purchase amount and requiring a signature). The horror.

 

Six Risks the Financial Services Industry Faces Now – and Beyond
Let’s Talk Payments
Find out what the six most important risks facing financial services are, according to a recent report on the role of financial services in society by the World Economic Forum.

 

Should You Be Banking on Digital Simplicity?
The Financial Brand
Banking providers must dramatically improve the customer experience through greater efficiency, quality and speed by concentrating on their digital and data analytics capabilities. In short: Simplify.”