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NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Travel, Trends

Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

While a new name has not been chosen for the service, it is on its way in coming months. The mobile wallet joint venture that is backed by Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T will soon be receiving a new name, as Isis is being rebranded now that an Islamic militant group has been labeled with the same name. The goal is to place a greater distance against the group responsible for violence against civilians in Iraq and Syria. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Mhealth to see staggering growth in device market

Mhealth to see staggering growth in device market

Lux Research has released a report that indicates that by 2023, mobile health devices will reach $41.8 billion. According to the data that has been released in a recent report, the market for mhealth devices will be experiencing considerable growth by 2023, which will be driven by a massive demand for gadgets that will monitor vital signs, as well as in vitro diagnostic devices. The report showed that by the time that year has come to a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends

Mobile commerce platform teams with Global Blue

Mobile commerce platform teams with Global Blue

Alipay and Global Blue partner to offer Chinese consumers a new tax refund service Alipay, China’s largest online payment service from Alibaba, has announced that it is partnering with Global Blue, a specialist in tax-free global shopping. Together, the two companies will introduce a refund service that will benefit Chinese tourists that are shopping in European countries. This service is expected to be made available through the Alipay platform later this month. The refund service may … Read entire article »

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

Augmented reality pilot to boost Walgreens customer loyalty

Augmented reality pilot to boost Walgreens customer loyalty

The company is working AR technology into its current app for a unique new consumer experience. Walgreens has now announced that it will be using augmented reality to help customers to be able to better navigate their store shelves in order to be able to more easily find everything that they have on their shopping lists. The feature is being piloted as a potential addition to its mobile app to allow smartphones to guide customers in-store. In order … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, United States

Wearable technology can now help women track their kegel workouts

Wearable technology can now help women track their kegel workouts

Just as health and fitness trackers were starting to become commonplace, a whole new category has emerged. A new device called the kGoal Pelvic Floor Trainer has just been unveiled that is bringing wearable technology to a whole new level – and certainly to a place where it has never gone before, as it is based on an insertable mobile device that will give women the opportunity to better strengthen their kegel muscles. The designer of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Security in a new age of technology Mobile security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology and this has made the mobile space a target for malicious groups that have exploitation in mind. These groups are targeting mobile sectors that have yet to begin taking security seriously, and this means that mobile commerce has become a digital battlefield. Mobile commerce is an attractive target because it is … Read entire article »

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