Who's Trying to Profit From Your "Mobile Fingerprints"?

In the interview below, Ann Mack, director of Trendspotting at JWT, sits down with Brendan Byrnes to discuss the science and skill behind identifying big trends in their early stages. This sort of vision is absolutely vital for long-term investors, and is a cornerstone of our own resident superinvestor David Gardner's system for crushing markets. He seeks out game-changing companies before Wall Street is keen to their potential and helps investors profit as the companies soarI invite you to learn more about how David discovers his winners today with a personal tour of his flagship service, Supernova. Just click here now for instant access.

Brendan Byrnes: Let's talk about the "mobile revolution," as we call it at The Motley Fool. It seems like everyone in the United States either has an iPhone or some kind of Android-powered device. These devices are turning into much more than just a phone. They can pretty much do everything. You talk about this "mobile fingerprint" trend. What does that mean?

Ann Mack: Yes, our mobile phone is evolving into a wallet, keys, a health consultant, and more. It's slowly becoming a de facto fingerprint -- our identity, all in one place.

Just consider the mobile wallet, for instance, which is going to grow in the year ahead. There are several applications, such as Apple Passbook, Google Wallet, Isis from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, that allow you to input all of your information; your credit card, your debit card, your loyalty card, your coupons, your boarding passes, your tickets... all in one place, consolidated there.

Google Wallet has relationships with 25 retailers, and when I go into those participating retailers all I have to do is tap my mobile phone on the payment terminal to purchase my products.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2194515, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/26/2016 1:49:53 AM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 2 days ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,261.45 -131.01 -0.71%
S&P 500 2,164.69 -12.49 -0.57%
NASD 5,305.75 -33.78 -0.63%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/23/2016 4:00 PM
AAPL $112.71 Down -1.91 -1.67%
Apple CAPS Rating: ****
GOOGL $814.96 Down -0.99 -0.12%
Alphabet (A shares… CAPS Rating: *****
T $41.28 Up +0.17 +0.41%
AT and T CAPS Rating: ****
VZ $52.56 Up +0.21 +0.40%
Verizon Communicat… CAPS Rating: ****