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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NFC technology not sufficient for the London Underground

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Transport for London shies away from NFC technology The London Underground is one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world. The Underground provides United Kingdom citizens with public transportation services that are often considered quick and efficient. With daily service in the realm of 3 million a day, Transport for London (TfL), the operators of the transportation system, constantly look for ways to make the Underground more efficient for travels. Recently, TfL has been experimenting with NFC technology in the hopes of accomplishing this goal. Technology not capable of…

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Augmented reality application from NASA allows consumers to explore space

Augmented reality- NASA Spacecraft 3D

NASA takes a step into the mobile applications arena NASA may no longer be conducting missions into the far-reaches of space, but that does not mean that the agency has abandoned its exploration roots. The agency is still immersed in everything that has to do with space and is keen to help others experience the starts as it has in the past. NASA has developed a new augmented reality application that will give users and understanding of how its space-faring robotic spacecraft work. Spacecraft 3D augmented reality application will give…

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Study predicts the growth of mobile commerce in North America

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Mobile commerce continues to gain momentum in the North American market Mobile commerce is becoming a popular concept all over the world. The growth of the industry has relied heavily on NFC technology and the interest it has managed to attract from companies like Google, PayPal and financial institutions. While these companies have shown varying degrees of support for NFC technology, many of these support the basic premise of mobile commerce. The industry has recently begun seeing major gains in the North American market, where consumers with smart phones are…

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Mobile commerce adoption sluggish among SME retailers

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Report shows that SME retailers are slow to incorporate mobile commerce systems A new report from OnePoll, a survey-led market research company, shows that small market enterprise (SME) retailers are showing sluggish progress in their adoption of NFC-based mobile commerce services. Demand for mobile commerce has been growing amongst consumers, who have shown a great deal of interest in using their mobile devices to make purchases for goods and services. Mobile commerce is often considered to be a more convenient form of commerce, removing the need for physical currency and…

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Orange introduces NFC-enabled SIM cards to France

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New initiative aimed to promote mobile commerce amongst French consumers Multinational telecommunications company Orange has announced that it will launch a new initiative in its home country of France designed to promote mobile commerce. The company will be behind the nationwide deployment of NFC-enabled SIM cards for mobile devices. These cards will be capable of turning nearly any mobile device into a mobile payment platform. Orange believes that the initiative will help those that do not own NFC-enabled smart phones to gain experience with mobile commerce. NFC-enabled SIM Cards to…

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Marvel introduces new augmented reality book featuring Spider-Man

Augmented reality- Marvel

Companies continues its adoption of augmented reality technology Marvel Comics continues its endeavor to incorporate augmented reality technology with a new mobile application meant to bring Spider-Man to life. The company has released a new Amazing Spider-Man book that is aimed at delving deeper into the story of the web-slinger ahead of the highly anticipated movie release this month. Using the mobile application associated with the book, readers will be able to take on the visage of Spider-Man as well as unlock various rewards for participating in interact content. Marvel…

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