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And that's the biggest problem it has.It's not the business of consumers to care about the problems a retailer has with credit card companies (or anything else). It's been working well for decades. I do understanda company like Walmart with their 3.3% net profit, looking to eliminate the 2% credit transaction fee. That could raise their net to 5.3%, which is a huge increase. That's billions of dollars.But it's not our problem to worry about. CurrentC doesn't really solve...
Shine is merely a personal feeling for people. In no way does it have anything to do with the actual product or service.
Well, Walmart isn't in lots of areas in the country. Large cities often have no Walmart. They tried to come here in NYC, but were rebuffed. I suppose if you live in the suburbs, it's different.I don't know if Walmart will be able to "support it" if they don't allow those cards. I'm not entirely familiar with the way Apple Pay works, but it's possible that a retailrd must support any card that the user has. I haven't been to enough different stores yet to find one that...
Since they have that time period after which they can turn their NFC on, and accept Apple Pay, I don't see it as being a problem. We need to think of things in the long term. A few months one way or the other won't affect that. So it doesn't bother me.Some companies will hold out longer than others because they don't want to support Apple Pay, and that's fine. It's their business. But it's also possible that businesses signed up with Current C at different times, and so...
I don't think I understand what you're saying, if one has a debit card, it must be used as a debit card. It's not a credit card, and can't be used that way. What are you talking about?
Some of the really odd things about CurrentC are statements made by their newest CEO. While it's been made before, the statement that CurrentC will support credit cards sometime in the future, is the oddest. The entire point to CurrentC is NOT supporting credit cards. It's those transaction fees that Walmart, in particular, is so hateful of, that had them initiate this in the first place. If they feel as though they have to support credit cards, then what's the purpose,...
Not true. This is pretty much dead already. Apple is implementing loyalty and store cards pretty well in iOS 9. They didn't the first year, because it was much more important to get it working as well as possible, for them, retailers, and us. Remember that there were some problems here and there, in the beginning. That's pretty much cleared up.If they have implemented everything they wanted to at first, then it would have been much more complex, and retailer back ends...
You guys need to stop comparing the computer industry with industries that have nothing to do with it in any way. As far as Ferrari or Porsche are concerned, as long as they can travel on the same roads as everyone else, and use the same fuel, little else matters. With handbag manufacturers such as Coach, which, by the way isn't doing too well, it matters even less. It's just a bag!But computers are completely different. If they don't run the software that people want, and...
Even in 2010, I remember very few people out of business having Blackberry. A few people thought it was cool to have people think it was for business, and so bought one, but as a percentage? Not really. Blackberry was always primarily a business phone.I keep telling people to read the book "Losing The Signal", which is a great history about RIM, and later, Blackberry. In it, you can read their frustration about not cracking the consumer market. They just began to move in...
Manufacturers should always improve their products. If bending is even a small issue, and it can be solved for reasonable cost, then they should do it. While series 7000 aluminum is much more expensive than the series 6000 they're using now, the amount in each phone is very small. As they also use other metals to strengthen the cases, this shouldn't add much to the cost. If it can raise the pressure needed to bend the case by 25%, that would be enough. The company that...
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