On Tuesday, Tech Cocktail co-founder and CEO, Frank Gruber, appeared on NPR in Washington, D.C. as a guest on the popular Kojo Nnamdi Show. The title of the show was “Mobile Money.” We’ve covered mobile payments quite a bit on Tech Cocktail, as it’s a fast-evolving space. In the broadcast recording (link is below), you will hear a discussion about some of the companies that are paving the way for mobile money – Square, PayPal, Intuit, Dwolla and others.
Frank was joined by Joseph Bailey, a Research Associate Professor, Decision, Operations and Information Technologies at the Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and Andy Schmidt, Research Director, CEB TowerGroup (who joined on the phone from Boston).
If you missed the show live on 88.5 FM this past Tuesday, don’t worry, you can listen to it here:
The show description is below:
Handing cash to your babysitter or swiping a credit card at the store may soon be obsolete, as QR codes and digital readers make it possible for individuals to transfer money to each other by “bumping” cell phones. The potential for this new payment system is huge and the race is on to define the technology and dominate the market. Tech Tuesday examines the players and the dueling devices in the emerging realm of mobile payments.