IPhones, Payments, Watches, & More on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio

Greg Huang and I stopped by the WGBH studios this week to talk technology business news on Boston Public Radio.

And this week, of course, it’s all Apple—the new iPhones, the company’s hoped-for mobile payments system, smartwatch, and data security.

It was a lot of fun talking with hosts Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, who I think have pretty level heads about some of these big developments.

As Jim said, “I am deeply concerned about security and privacy. But the allure of having everything on one device that’s on my physical person is unbelievably exciting to me.”

Margery also nailed one of the biggest hurdles to widespread adoption of the wide-open world of buying stuff with your phone: Paying for things with credit or debit cards just isn’t that hard. In fact, it’s still easier than paying with a phone app in a lot of cases. The question is whether it’s more secure.

The segment starts at 57 minutes into the show and runs about 10 minutes—check it out on the Boston Public Radio website.

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