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Augmented reality may finally be getting big

Augmented reality may finally be getting big

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A range of different devices, technologies and uses have started to send AR into the mainstream. The number of startups that have made their way into the augmented reality space is now growing faster than it ever was before, and as a part of that, everyone from game developers to mobile marketing firms are working to try to make use of this technology in the best possible way. Among the latest trends has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Mobile Marketing, Technology News

Augmented reality glasses from Sony see a future driven by text

Augmented reality glasses from Sony see a future driven by text

The SmartEyeglass is the latest wearable technology unveiled by the brand at the MWC. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony tossed in its own version of wearable technology in the form of augmented reality glasses that they are calling SmartEyeglasses and that are still in the form of a concept that hasn’t yet been completed. This category is becoming one of the hottest areas for consumer tech, and it is rapidly gaining in numbers. When it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Mobile payments firm joins Product (RED)

Mobile payments firm joins Product (RED)

Square teams with Product (RED) to unveil new payments reader for mobile devices Prominent mobile payments firm Square has announced that it has partnered with Product (RED), a charitable organization that donates to the Global Fund, which is an organization devoted to fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Product (RED) frequently teams with retail organizations to develop specialized products. A portion of the revenue generated by these products is devoted to charitable causes. Square is the organization’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

QR codes bring consumers directly to your business

QR codes bring consumers directly to your business

Quick response codes are expected to take off this year as they never have before. QR codes and other forms of two dimensional barcodes that are compatible with mobile devices (such as smartphone and tablets, among others) are expected to achieve broad scale use among consumers, this year, after having been consistently popular among brands and marketers for some time now. These quick response codes provide consumers with rapid and direct access to information, deals, and more. Consumers … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes

Mobile marketing is being held back by a lack of quality data

Mobile marketing is being held back by a lack of quality data

Experts have noted that they are not receiving the information that they require to push the channel forward. Despite the considerable opportunity presented by mobile marketing, and the fact that it is an affordable form of advertising and promotions, its potential is barely being tapped at the moment. Many experts are saying that a lack of knowledge based on good data is holding the channel back. A group of experts in the field were asked about their opinions … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Mobile payments grow 707 percent in China

Mobile payments grow 707 percent in China

Spending reached $200 billion while this growth occurred throughout 2013. According to recent data released by iResearch, a data analysis and online tracking service, the total independent mobile payments transaction volume in China reached approximately $200 billion, last year (1219.74 billion yuan). This represents an increase of 707 percent over the figures that were seen in 2012. The services that were included in the analysis by iResearch included various forms of mobile payments not including the large established … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Mobile security threats target Android banking apps

Mobile security threats target Android banking apps

Scammers are focusing in on applications that allow smartphone users to manage their money. According to Kaspersky Lab, one of the largest mobile security vulnerabilities at the moment is in Android smartphone based banking apps, which have become a considerable focus of scammers. Cyber crime is rapidly growing and these criminals are clearly aiming directly at the money. Kaspersky Lab is an antivirus software maker from Russia. According to its co-founder and chief executive, Eugene Kaspersky, 99 percent … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mhealth Alliance headquarters is moving to South Africa

Mhealth Alliance headquarters is moving to South Africa

This change in location is meant to help the organization to boost its projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The mHealth Alliance, a global organization that helps to promote mobile health solutions in areas that stand to benefit from it the most, has recently announced that it will be changing the location of its headquarters to South Africa. Until now, the group has always called the United States home. The intention is to change its base in the United States, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health Care Industry, International, Technology News

Mobile commerce helps boost Internet use in China

Mobile commerce helps boost Internet use in China

Report highlights the growth of Internet usage throughout China The number of people accessing the Internet in China has grown significantly over the past year, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center. The report suggests that the growth of Internet usage is linked to the growing adoption of mobile technology. More consumers throughout China have access to mobile devices than they did in the past and the country’s telecommunications companies have … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Technology News