Welcome to PowerTalk, where we talk with CEOs, COOs and other key business people at public and private companies as well as other subject matter experts.
This week we’re talking with someone I’ve known for some time – Matt Jacobson, Venture Partner at Acta Wireless. Matt’s expertise is in mobile. mobile payments and mobile commerce. In the interview we cover:
how people are paying with their mobile devices – be it with PayPal, Square, their Starbucks mobile app, Google Wallet and a host of others.
the Cashless Consumption PowerTrend shift including the companies offering payment apps as well as companies like Verifone and Ingenico that make the point of sale equipment.
Plus integrated mobile commerce like couponing and Apple’s Passbook offering.
This week's Dividend Pro recommendation, Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc. (AMTG), is a contrarian bet on yet another high-yielding mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). Similar to your other mortgage REIT holdings like Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) and Annaly Capital Management (NLY), AMTG invests in, finances and manages residential mortgage loans, and other residential mortgage assets in the United States. As you know
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