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Passbook to compete with Google Wallet

Passbook to compete with Google Wallet

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apple draws more attention to Passbook application The world of m-commerce news is awash with speculation over whether Apple’s iPhone 5 will actually be equipped with NFC technology. Leaked images of the device suggest that this will be the case, but Apple has been silent on the issue. The technology company has been drawing more attention to the Passbook application that will be a prominent feature of the iOS 6, however. Passbook … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Near Field Communications, Technology News, Trends, United States

QR codes used by WeChat app to take steps into social media

QR codes used by WeChat app to take steps into social media

This largest group messaging application in the world is using mobile barcodes. WeChat, also known as “Weixin” in Chinese, is the world’s largest group messaging mobile app and was created by Tencent, and it is now using QR codes to bring forward its social media marketing platform. This will give marketers a way to make direct content with its users, of which there are over 100 million. The WeChat app is a social media marketing platform that lets … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Marketing, QR Codes, Social Media Marketing

Galaxy S II the first device to support Isis

Galaxy S II the first device to support Isis

Update makes Galaxy S II compatible with Isis T-Mobile has issued an update to the Galaxy S II that makes the mobile device the first ever that is ready for the Isis payment platform. T-Mobile is one of the three companies invested in the Isis initiative, along with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Isis aims to be the world’s most expansive and comprehensive mobile commerce system. Though it has not yet been launched, Isis has already garnered … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Mobile payments experience notable boost with PayPal partnership with Discover

Mobile payments experience notable boost with PayPal partnership with Discover

The credit card and online transaction company will now be working together. The world of mobile payments has added a new level of drama with the partnership that has just been announced between Discover and PayPal. This has added yet another level to the explosion in the marketplace where smartphones replace cards. Although there have been regular changes to the mobile payments world as this market emerges, until now, there hasn’t been a single announcement that is quite … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Mobile payments haven’t yet caught on in the United Kingdom

Mobile payments haven’t yet caught on in the United Kingdom

A recent survey showed that contactless has yet to be seen in a positive light by most people. Although smartphones are spreading like wildfire throughout the United Kingdom, the same cannot be said about mobile payments, regardless of significant efforts that had been made to boost their popularity throughout the Olympics in London. Only 17 percent of people in the U.K. feel that a “cashless future” could be a more convenient one. This information came from a report … Read entire article »

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