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.
The mortgage market and homebuilding industries have been two of the top-performing sectors in 2012 and their recovery from the bottom of the '08 real estate crisis appears to be gaining momentum. An exchange-traded fund (ETF) that lets you invest in both of these sectors is the SPDR S&P Mortgage Finance ETF (KME).
The fund seeks investment results that closely correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P Mortgage Finance Select
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