Is PayPal Cracking the Design Challenge of the Digital Wallet?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Digital wallets are one of those perennial tech promises that have never quite materialized. Thanks to new wireless technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy, however, it seems like they’re finally on the cusp of becoming a reality. We’re just starting to get a sense of what this future might look like: not just personalized coupons pushed to your smartphone, but things like dynamic pricing, microtargeted fire sales, and in-store mapping and navigation. In other words, the next generation of retail. Of course, the most basic and perhaps most alluring aspect of this future is something much simpler: a more convenient check-out, where our smartphones eliminate the hassle of cash and credit cards once and for all.

Read more (Wired)

Is PayPal Cracking the Design Challenge of the Digital Wallet?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Digital wallets are one of those perennial tech promises that have never quite materialized. Thanks to new wireless technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy, however, it seems like they’re finally on the cusp of becoming a reality. We’re just starting to get a sense of what this future might look like: not just personalized coupons pushed to your smartphone, but things like dynamic pricing, microtargeted fire sales, and in-store mapping and navigation. In other words, the next generation of retail. Of course, the most basic and perhaps most alluring aspect of this future is something much simpler: a more convenient check-out, where our smartphones eliminate the hassle of cash and credit cards once and for all.

Read more (Wired)