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Mobile payments sees great potential in urban areas

Mobile payments sees great potential in urban areas

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The market in Indonesia appears to have a good shot in cities and areas of more dense population. Although mobile payments and wallet services have been struggling to take hold in many parts of the world, in Indonesia, the trend appears to be slanted toward the urban areas, where there is considerable potential still left untapped. While some early adopters are already using digital wallet technology, they remain the minority. It is believed that … Read entire article »

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

Mobile security guideline suggestions being accepted by NIST

Mobile security guideline suggestions being accepted by NIST

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is working to develop a third party app guide. A recent statement made by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed that in the effort to develop a proper guide that takes mobile security into account in the testing of third party apps to ensure that they will not introduce additional vulnerabilities to a device, input is now being accepted. The government agency has already … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Mobile banking has a bright future in Asia

Mobile banking has a bright future in Asia

Report shows that the demand for banking applications is on the rise in emerging Asian markets Ericsson, a Swedish communications technology company, has released a report concerning mobile banking. As smartphone penetration continues to grow, many people are looking for services that can help them manage their finances on a mobile device. As such, the demand for mobile banking applications has begun to grow. Many banks have been slow to accommodate this demand, but the future … Read entire article »

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New mobile payments service introduced by PayPal

New mobile payments service introduced by PayPal

PayPal unveils new service that may make mobile commerce more convenient PayPal has introduced a new service that may make mobile payments more convenient. The company has unveiled One Touch PayPal, which allows users of the PayPal application to initiate a purchase with a retail merchant with a single touch of the screen. The service is based on technology developed by Braintree, a mobile commerce firm that was acquired by eBay in 2013. Merchants that want … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality toy from Lego enhances traditional experience

Augmented reality toy from Lego enhances traditional experience

The new AR tech companion app brings an entirely new level to play time with these plastic building blocks. Lego has fully embraced augmented reality technology with the development of its new Fusion sets, some of which are already available on store shelves and more of which are likely to create quite a splash during the holiday shopping season. There are already three Lego Fusion sets that are available, with at least one more that is on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Amazon launches a new mobile commerce service

Amazon launches a new mobile commerce service

Local Register aims to promote mobile commerce among retailers Amazon has a strong interest in mobile commerce, but the company is not only keen to support mobile shopping in the digital space. Amazon has begun offering a new mobile-centric service that will allow merchants in the physical world to accept payments made from a mobile device. The service is called Local Register and is designed to compete with similar services being offered by PayPal and Square. … Read entire article »

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

Mobile devices bill signed by Obama allows for “unlocking”

Mobile devices bill signed by Obama allows for “unlocking”

The president has now added his signature to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. U.S. President Barak Obama was in the White House Oval Office when he signed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act that was created to help to improve the choices available to consumers and to enhance competition in the wireless industry by giving consumers the opportunity to unlock their mobile devices, among other options. This was a bipartisan bill that … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce market is showing healthy signs of life in Asia

Mobile commerce market is showing healthy signs of life in Asia

Mobile apps are beginning to embrace the concept of processing mobile payments Mobile commerce is heating up throughout Asia. People are adopting smartphones and tablets at a rapid rate and they are beginning to demand more mobile-centric services from the companies that they support. These companies are answering this demand by introducing new features to their well used mobile applications. A growing number of mobile apps, that had once been little more than social media tools, … Read entire article »

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