Tidbits #36 – New Business Surge, Changing Date Nights, and a Whole New Reality

Hello, hello! 👋🏻 Here’s what I found interesting recently. 🗺 Geopolitics #1 Microsoft Attack Blamed on China Morphs Into Global Crisis A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many victims as possible before companies can secure their computer systems. … Continue reading Tidbits #36 – New Business Surge, Changing Date Nights, and a Whole New Reality

“Buy Now, Pay Later” and What Might Be Coming Next

Recent interest in the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) space is rising to a fevered pitch. Investors are not only getting giddy over US-based BNPL player Affirm’s IPO filing and its strong growth…but investors have also been captivated by the strong performance of Australia-based BNPL player, Afterpay. Unlike other BNPL players, Afterpay has been public … Continue reading “Buy Now, Pay Later” and What Might Be Coming Next

Payments and Loyalty

In my recent post, “The Coming Ecosystem War Over Your Wallet and Payments“, I argued that payments is increasingly becoming central to tech ecosystem strategies because of data: The desire for proprietary data (and the desire to keep proprietary data, proprietary) is driving further cracks into the open internet. Today, we live in multiple internet … Continue reading Payments and Loyalty