Category Archives: Technology, Media and Entertainment

The Market and Public Policy Environment for Card, Internet and Mobile Payments in Europe

1- A difficult political and economic environment

The attention being paid to the Card payments market by the European Commission and national competition authorities, whose aim is to act increasingly and strongly to disrupt the status quo, is one of the major factors contributing to the changes the payments industry is going through. Continue reading

E-Readers: Transforming the Publishing Industry

Ernest Hemingway once said that “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”, and yet from recent figures it seems that our loyalty towards them is rapidly decreasing. According to IHS iSupply, book publishing is currently in a period of long-term decline, with a predicted decrease in the sales of paper books of 5% from 2010 to 2014.[1] Continue reading