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J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments deal announced

J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments deal announced

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Two giants in the payments industry are now working together – as well as competing – under a new agreement. J.P. Morgan Chase and PayPal mobile payments – two companies among the highest profile firms in mobile wallets – have announced a new partnership within their continuing competition. They have now developed terms for a new deal that they announced at the end of last week. This agreement expands the Chase Pay mobile … Read entire article »

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EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

The payment standards body released a new publication to provide technical specs for the use of quick response codes. EMVCo recently published the “EMVCo QR Code Specification for Payment Systems: Consumer-Presented Mode” as a QR code standard ahead of moving toward their use. The publication provides a definition of the way quick response codes function as a single-direction communication between a … Read entire article »

Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

Google Glass returns with an eye on the workplace environment

After disappearing from the public eye for 2 years, the augmented reality glasses are back again. Two years ago, Google Glass essentially disappeared and many people guessed that the augmented reality glasses were done. Despite the fact that Google insisted that they weren’t finished with the internet connected eyewear, doubters were in the majority. The new version of the AR glasses is … Read entire article »

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

Samsung Pay payment options now include PayPal

The new method can now be used online, in-store as well as in-app for greater convenience. The latest addition to the Samsung Pay payment options is PayPal in the United States, according to an announcement from both companies. This strategic partnership involves an initial launch of the combined services in the U.S. but will eventually roll out in other countries, too, … Read entire article »

QR code signs guide visitors on “Corner Gas” location walking tour

QR code signs guide visitors on “Corner Gas” location walking tour

Fans of the show and movie can now visit the fictional town and learn more using quick response code scans. The location where the “Corner Gas” television series and made-for-TV movie was filmed now features QR code signs to help visitors enjoy self-guided tours. All the visitors need to do is scan the quick response codes with their smartphones and they … Read entire article »

Louis Vuitton smartwatch called Tambour Horizon unveiled

Louis Vuitton smartwatch called Tambour Horizon unveiled

The luxury brand has become the latest designer to join the wearable technology marketplace. The Tambour Horizon Louis Vuitton smartwatch is gaining a great deal of attention since it was first introduced last week. The attraction to the device is because it is not only a piece of wearable technology but it also looks like a luxury timepiece. The Louis Vuitton wearables … Read entire article »

QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

QR code scammers captured by police, ending retail fraud scheme

Law enforcement was finally able to catch up with two men who were conning a number of retailers with quick response codes. Police finally managed to capture two sneaky QR code scammers who had managed to con a number of retailers using fake quick response codes. The two men were able to scam over 20 different retail stores before being tracked down … Read entire article »

Special edition Huawei KFC phone unveiled in China

Special edition Huawei KFC phone unveiled in China

The Chinese handset maker has announced a hilarious new limited edition model of its smartphone. Huawei has now unveiled a funny and clever new special edition KFC phone to give fans of the colonel the chance to show him their appreciation through their mobile devices. This is far from the first unique special edition phone that has been released from a big … Read entire article »

Worldwide mobile marketing spend to break the $100 mark this year

Worldwide mobile marketing spend to break the $100 mark this year

The MAGNA forecast predicts ad revenue over mobile channels to rise by 3.7 percent worldwide this year. Global mobile marketing spend is expected to break the $100 billion level for the first time, according to a MAGNA report. In fact, the prediction suggested that it may even reach $110 billion. This milestone arrived in the same year that digital (including mobile) is … Read entire article »

Scientists successfully place calls on battery-less mobile phone

Scientists successfully place calls on battery-less mobile phone

A team of researchers have developed the first cell phone that does not require a traditional power source. A team of scientists have developed a new battery-less mobile phone and have managed to use it to place Skype calls. The mobile device consumes next to no energy. It requires so little power that it can operate on energy collected from ambient … Read entire article »

Visa QR codes rolled out in Taiwan smartphone payments system

Visa QR codes rolled out in Taiwan smartphone payments system

The quick response codes are used to make the transactions fast and easy to complete. The largest credit card company in the world will be launching a mobile payments system in Taiwan based on Visa QR codes. Local media reports have stated that the quick response codes will be central to transactions completed in the mobile wallet. Visa stated that it intends … Read entire article »