If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know that we are big fans of the arts around here. Lisa is a writer and designer, as well as a poet… Did you know that Toby was a bassist in a rock band and one time played the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City?

Yesterday Google announced the release of its Google Wallet app.

Taking advantage of near-field communications (NFC) technology, Google’s android now comes equiped with a app and an NFC chip that allows consumers to pay for goods and services with a quick swipe of their phone.

Different from Jack Dorsey’s Square technology, the phone does

As I was reading the NY Times this morning (in print, no less!), I came across the business section’s front page article, “Swiping is the Easy Part,” a story about using your mobile device like a credit card. And the ensuing struggle between banks, retailers, credit cards and mobile phone carriers who all