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QR codes will make BitPay’s wallet smoother with the latest update

QR codes will make BitPay’s wallet smoother with the latest update

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The user experience has been notably improved in the latest changes to its service. BitPay, the Bitcoin merchant processing provider based in Georgia, has just announced the latest update to its experience, which includes the use of QR codes as well as a newly designed mobile wallet that has been created to remove the “human error in making a Bitcoin payment.” This new mobile wallet has been called the Bitcoin Payment Protocol, which … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, QR Codes

Mhealth is a new focus for Microsoft with a Bing app

Mhealth is a new focus for Microsoft with a Bing app

The tech giant is looking to take advantage of the massive trend toward mobile health and fitness. Microsoft has just joined the latest to jump onto the bandwagon for mhealth and fitness with the launch of its new mobile app called the Bing Health & Fitness application for the Windows Phone operating system. This unveiling comes at the same time that many other giants in the industry have expressed similar interest. Also showing interest in mhealth and fitness … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Rakuten acquisition may point to a future in mobile commerce

Rakuten acquisition may point to a future in mobile commerce

Acquisition highlights Rakuten’s growing interest in the mobile space and mobile platforms Viber Media, makers of messaging applications based in Israel, has been acquired by Rakuten, a prominent e-commerce organization in Japan, for $900 million. The acquisition provides some insight as to what Rakuten may be planning for its future involvement in the mobile space. The Viber messaging application is used by some 300 million people, all of whom will soon be able to make use … Read entire article »

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

Mobile commerce Valentine’s Day savings at FatWallet

Mobile commerce Valentine’s Day savings at FatWallet

As retailers spike prices to nab desperate last minute shoppers, there are still some ways to find deals. Valentine’s Day is creeping up very quickly but there is still time for some last minute purchases through mobile commerce, online, or in person. The trick to this buying game is to make sure to save the most out of the $19 billion that will be spent that day. Finding great deals allows shoppers to be able to find the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Commerce, United States

Mobile technology news shows Americans embracing tech faster than Canadians

Mobile technology news shows Americans embracing tech faster than Canadians

The same study also showed that Europeans were also using devices more than their counterparts in Canada. According to the results of a mobile technology news study which were recently released, when it comes to the adoption of smartphones and tablets, Americans are moving ahead much more quickly than their neighbors to the North. That said Canadians remain the most avid internet users in the world. While Canadians seems to be continuing to surf the web more than … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends, United States

SMS mobile marketing is declining in the Middle East

SMS mobile marketing is declining in the Middle East

Overall texting is trending downward in that region as consumers look for cheaper solutions to communicate. Though communicating over smartphones has never been as popular or as common as they are today, consumers in the Middle East are steering away from traditional texting and the costs associated with it, causing SMS mobile marketing to have its effectiveness placed at risk in that region. Consumers are looking for messenger services that are cheaper or come with no cost … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Marketing, Trends

Mhealth takes center stage with Google contact lenses

Mhealth takes center stage with Google contact lenses

These mobile devices may allow diabetics to measure their glucose levels through their tears. Google has just made mhealth headlines with its unveiling of a prototype for a lens that can be implanted into the eye and that could measure the glucose levels in the body of a person who has diabetes. These mobile devices are made out of a soft contact material and will reduce the need for pricked fingers. Wearable gadgets have burst their way into … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Technology News, Trends

Mobile commerce being driven by retailers in the US

Mobile commerce being driven by retailers in the US

Report highlights growth of mobile commerce Mobile commerce is growing at an alarming rate and retailers are likely behind its boom. BI Intelligence recently released a report concerning this growth and how it is being affected by retailers. The report highlights the results that retailers have seen over the past few years of holiday shopping. During the 2013 holiday season, in particular, mobile sales and activity reached record highs for many retailers, further increasing their interest … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

Augmented reality may have a future in medicine

Augmented reality may have a future in medicine

AR continues to gain attention as a practical medical tool Augmented reality is well on its way to establishing itself as a premier medical tool. The technology has long been considered little more than a gimmick used to entice consumers and provide entertaining digital content to people with smartphones and tablets. AR has recently been seeing more practical uses, however, especially when it comes to the medical field. Doctors are beginning to take AR more seriously … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Health Care Industry, Technology News