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.

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: 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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Commerce Weekly: Report criticizes "feeble" mobile strategies of posh retailers

Commerce Weekly: Report criticizes "feeble" mobile strategies of posh retailers

Some high-end brands are neglecting mobile, new Google Wallet phones, and PayPal's happy surprise.

A survey finds high-end brands are neglecting their mobile strategies. Also, Sprint rolls out two new Google Wallet phones, and PayPal's mobile volume beats its own guesses. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

Yahoo gets a data-savvy CEO, a big week for apps, and Robert Scoble goes shopping with eBay.

Yahoo's new CEO sees gold in the company's datasets, and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day is chock full of app downloads. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: EBay's TV tie-in

Commerce Weekly: EBay's TV tie-in

EBay for iPad lets you make offers based on the TV program you're watching.

The new Watch with eBay function within eBay's iPad app shows products related to whatever television program you're viewing. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Daily Show skewers freemium CEO

Commerce Weekly: Daily Show skewers freemium CEO

Tap Fish's addictive business model, Isis' NFC partner, and consumers' payment preference.

The Daily Show questions Tap Fish's addictive business model, Isis chooses an NFC partner, and a new survey says consumers may think mobile payments are more secure than credit cards. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Verizon drops Google Wallet

Commerce Weekly: Verizon drops Google Wallet

Mobile payment fragmentation, swipe-and-pay lives up to its name, and Starbucks plays with augmented reality.

Telecom's resistance hints at more mobile payment fragmentation, criminals take the "swipe" part of "swipe-and-pay" literally, and Starbucks uses augmented reality to create a viral marketer's dream. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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