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Mobile wallet marketplace in China adds another key player

Mobile wallet marketplace in China adds another key player

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Baidu, the Chinese search giant is now adding its own smartphone based payments service to the mix. China’s smartphone based payments market is already growing at an astounding rate, as $1.6 trillion in transactions were completed over that channel in 2013, but now it is about to become a little bit more competitive as Baidu tosses its own mobile wallet service into the mix of options available for consumers. This will place the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Symantec’s latest report has shown that malware writers are continuing to focus on at operating system. New data that has been released by Symantec has confirmed that mobile security is continuing to be an issue for Android device users above all others as malware writers continue to prefer that operating system over any other smartphone platform. This helps to illustrate how important it is to take precautions particularly with an Android based device. According to the publication from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

QR code mobile payments system patent received by SEKUR.me

QR code mobile payments system patent received by SEKUR.me

This has now become the only American patented product with quick response code based transaction checkouts. A mobile payments startup from Santa Ana, California, called SEKUR.me, has just announced that it has received US patent 8,677,116 for their secure transaction that uses a QR code in combination with sound and radio waves and push messages, as well as for secure logins. The company’s mobile payments system uses the barcodes for the checkout and transaction process. It is a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes

QR codes now help warship engineers

QR codes now help warship engineers

These quick response codes will now provide details through warship construction maps. A team from BAE Systems that have been working on the latest series of aircraft carriers in the Queen Elizabeth Class have now created another novel use for QR codes that will provide practical details to engineers. The quick response codes are simply printed onto stickers that are stuck to the ship skeletons. This allows engineers to scan these QR codes and be able to find … Read entire article »

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Wearables are owned by 15 percent of consumers who know about them

Wearables are owned by 15 percent of consumers who know about them

A recent Connected Life Report from Nielsen has revealed that many people who know the term are wearing one. According to the recently published Nielsen Connected Life Report, among the people who actually know what wearables are, and understand the term itself, fifteen percent already own and use one. The survey conducted by Nielsen involved the participation of 3,956 respondents. The research itself was done, last year in November. This is interesting because there has been a great … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News

Mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce

Mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce

Report shows that mobile is performing better in some product categories than PC A new report from Experian Marketing Services shows that mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce in some product categories. E-commerce has long been a powerful channel for the retail industry. Today, many retailers focus on engaging consumers through digital channels rather than traditional, physical channels. PCs have become very powerful engagement tools for these retailers and have lead to the success of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Tablet Commerce

Vodacom takes a step into the field of mobile payments

Vodacom takes a step into the field of mobile payments

Company sets sights on mobile commerce in order to boost dwindling revenue Vodacom, one of the largest mobile operators in South Africa, has announced plans to launch a mobile commerce initiative in the near future. The company has been seeing its revenues dissipate over the past several quarters despite the growing adoption of smartphones and tablets throughout the country. In an attempt to engage consumers more effectively, Vodacom has begun focusing more heavily on mobile commerce. … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Mulu to launch new application to make mobile commerce easier

Mulu to launch new application to make mobile commerce easier

New application aims to bring more convenience to mobile shopping by exposing people to new products E-commerce startup Mulu has unveiled a new mobile application that it calls “The Latest.” The application is designed to connect consumers with merchants more adequately by exposing them to products that they may be interested in. The application asks for information concerning what a user likes and uses this data to find products and services that align with these interests. … Read entire article »

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

Smartwatches are everywhere: the main competitors are battling fiercely

Smartwatches are everywhere: the main competitors are battling fiercely

Even with all of the competition within this market space, there are already some leaders. While the industry for smartwatches remains in its industry, with as these wearable technology devices remain quite rudimentary – despite their considerable technical advancements – and limited, the speed with which it is growing has already allowed certain leaders to be defined and they have managed to generate a considerable amount of hype for themselves. Wearable computing is something that required a … Read entire article »

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