David Sims

David Sims is an editor and writer working at the intersection of technology, economics, and management (T n $ n M). He is an editor with the Management Innovation eXchange (hackmanagement.com) and writes frequently on web technology and commerce. Previous gigs include editor with the McKinsey Quarterly, editorial director of the O'Reilly Network, and carpenter's apprentice.

Why Uber's data fascinates a neuroscientist

Why Uber's data fascinates a neuroscientist

The unique relationship between a brain expert and a car-sharing service.

Neuroscientist Bradley Voytek's interest in networks and nodes goes beyond the human brain. Here, he discusses the data generated by car-service company Uber and how the company has influenced his research.

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Commerce Weekly: Small banks lagging in mobile

Commerce Weekly: Small banks lagging in mobile

Small banks struggle with mobile and a look inside Netflix' data.

As banking goes mobile, smaller banks must find a way to keep up. Also, Netflix data is deconstructed at the Strata Conference, and commerce-related highlights from the Mobile World Congress.

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Commerce Weekly: The mobile payment system that's ready now

Commerce Weekly: The mobile payment system that's ready now

Three things that make direct billing attractive. Plus, the growing pains of social commerce.

Direct billing stretches beyond its gaming roots, social commerce disappoints, and a refresher on how to dial a phone. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: The mobile payment system that’s ready now

Commerce Weekly: The mobile payment system that’s ready now

Three things that make direct billing attractive. Plus, the growing pains of social commerce.

Direct billing stretches beyond its gaming roots, social commerce disappoints, and a refresher on how to dial a phone. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Google defends its Wallet

Commerce Weekly: Google defends its Wallet

Google responds to Wallet concerns, Buck enters the one-click fray, and Adele snubs freeloaders.

Google calmly responds to concerns about its Wallet application, yet another one-click payment method emerges, and Adele fans won't be using Spotify. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Facebook finds a mobile commerce partner

Commerce Weekly: Facebook finds a mobile commerce partner

Facebook looks to make mobile pay, Google Wallet's security problems, and shopping on subway walls.

Bango will run Facebook's mCommerce platform, Google Wallet hacked, and PayPal pilots shopping walls. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: The return of iPhone NFC rumors

Commerce Weekly: The return of iPhone NFC rumors

Can Apple mainstream NFC? Also, PayPal studies the POS and Square gets into politics.

When will Apple bring mobile commerce to the iOS masses? Also, PayPal studies consumer behavior at the cash register and Square collects for candidates. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Target doesn’t want to be the showroom for online retailers

Commerce Weekly: Target doesn’t want to be the showroom for online retailers

Target wants help fighting "scan and scram." Strong iTunes growth was tucked inside Apple's big earnings.

Target asks vendors for exclusive products so online retailers can't sweep in with lower prices. Also, Apple's monster earnings included strong iTunes growth. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Target doesn't want to be the showroom for online retailers

Commerce Weekly: Target doesn't want to be the showroom for online retailers

Target wants help fighting "scan and scram." Strong iTunes growth was tucked inside Apple's big earnings.

Target asks vendors for exclusive products so online retailers can't sweep in with lower prices. Also, Apple's monster earnings included strong iTunes growth. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Slow in-app purchasers are worth the wait

Commerce Weekly: Slow in-app purchasers are worth the wait

Digging into in-app purchase data, Bitcoin draws attention outside tech, PayPal and HomeDepot expand point-of-sale trial.

Study finds that users who wait to make their first in-app purchase are worth more. Also, Bitcoin's popularity is rising, and PayPal expands its point-of-sale program. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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