Mobile Commerce News – This Week’s Round Up!

This Week in Mobile Commerce News Headlines…     Article’s we covered with highlights for you to review!   Mobile commerce gap between iOS and Android is growing In the race to dominate U.S.  mobile web traffic the latest report released by Piper Jaffray is showing Apple’s iOS platform is still the popular pick over Google’s Android based devices as the gap  between the two widens.  Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, monitored several of the most popular article and social sites in order to collect the data, coming…

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Mobile commerce push requested by Telcos in Africa

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Three telecommunications operators have made a call to the government of Ghana. The heads of the departments of mobile commerce among three telecom companies in Ghana have made a call to their government that has expressed the need for the assistance of federal officials and regulators to more actively push toward smartphone money awareness for more widespread acceptance. The companies feel that the penetration of 99.7 percent of cell phones in Ghana make a cashless society possible. They have expressed that mobile commerce through digital money will be a central…

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Qualcomm identifies augmented reality as ultimate benchmark for Android

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Qualcomm touts the capabilities of augmented reality Qualcomm, a developer of telecommunications equipment and semiconductors, has taken a keen interest in augmented reality. The company has been making use of the technology for some time, managing to make several breakthroughs that have gone on to influence the use of augmented reality in the world of mobile technology. As he company’s Mobile Benchmark Workshop kicks off, Qualcomm has begun touting the capabilities of augmented reality, going so far as to claim that it is the best benchmark for the Android platform.…

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QR codes provide restaurants with food allergy solution

Restaurants using QR codes mobile payments

Gipsee service, based on quick response barcodes, are playing a new healthy role. Gipsee Inc. has introduced a new service using QR codes, in cooperation with the MADgreens restaurant chain based in Denver, Colorado, to help guests to better inform themselves regarding potential food allergens. This will help smartphone users to make better food choices based on their allergies and food restrictions. Gipsee is based in Aurora, Colorado, and came up with the new innovative way to put QR codes to good use and will now be implementing the service…

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Public library made of QR codes and NFC stickers opens in Austria

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City of Klagenfurt can now make books available to borrow for smartphone owners. Though the city of Klagenfurt, Austria, has never had a public library before, it has how opened the doors to the next best thing, which is made up of NFC stickers and QR codes. The mobile features give users access to a broad selection of different ebooks. There are 70 stickers for NFC and QR codes in total. They are located all over the city and direct individuals who use them to a website with pages that…

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