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Our Take on American Express’s Mobile Payment Ambitions: Lame!

The growth in the mobile payments industry is reaching a boiling point. As I said a couple weeks ago, analysts predict that “mobile payments in the United States alone could reach $56.7 billion in 2015, up from $5.2 billion in 2009.” Well, it looks like that was a bit of an understatement. New figures from...

Forget Steroids. This High-tech Shirt Could Supercharge Athletic Performance

Pumping iron in the 21st century. It’s still about technique and strength, but it’s also about technology Sam Hollenbach is wearing a shirt developed by sports clothing manufacturer Under Armour and technology company Zephyr. It’s called the E39 and while it won’t turn you into the bionic man, it will help you to train like...

An Unlikely Combo: Japanese Housewife and Superstar Forex Trader

This is Etsuko Someya – married for 8 years with a young child. But in forex markets, she’s known as Mrs. Watanabe, one of hundred of thousands retail investors in Japan trading currencies. Many of them are housewives, and they are sophisticated, using technical analysis just like professionals do. Etusuko herself earns $12,000 a month...

The Companies Profiting From America’s Food Fight

Oil… gasoline… utility bills… food. You name it, prices for everyday items are soaring across the board. Food manufacturer General Mills (NYSE: GIS) became the latest firm to break bad news on March 23 when it announced a further hike to its prices. What’s more, the company expects faster increases this year, due to rising...

Why Cheap Japanese Stocks and a Strong Yen Won’t Last

Japanese stocks currently rest at historically cheap valuations. On the flip side, however, the Japanese yen is sitting near historic highs. It’s a situation that poses a serious threat to your profitability – as I warned here last week. You see, cheap stocks set against a strong yen simply don’t mix. Why? Simply put, because...

Nintendo Looks to 3D Gaming to Revive Growth

Hundreds of Nintendo fans went wild in New York City over the weekend as they tossed their 3D glasses in the air and welcomed a new 3D gaming system they can play – without glasses. Andrew Goldfarb, a Nintendo 3DS buyer says, “I thought the 3D was awesome because I’ve never worn glasses so if...

Neuro-scientists Create the Illusion of Having Three Arms

The human brain is easily confused, when circumstances suit it, according to a team at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. Here a volunteer undergoes a series of tests with a plastic arm placed next to her right arm. Research scientist, Arvid Guterstam, says when the stroking turns into something more threatening the brain overcomes any confusion by...

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