The number of smartphone users worldwide surpassed three billion in February and is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years. While there has been some stagnation in smartphone purchases, the smartphone market still has high growth potential as the smartphone penetration rate is still lower than 70% in most…

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Recently I was reading an article from Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer of Winter Haven, Florida-based CenterState Bank, entitled Public Perception of the Cost of Checking. Nichols shares how CenterState interviewed 200 randomly selected potential customers about what they thought about the bank’s pricing and value of its checking accounts. The pricing ranges from a fee of $5.95…

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