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Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); New test aims to see how PowaTag can engage mobile consumers visiting Tesco Tesco, the UK supermarket giant, has launched a one-week test of new mobile payments technology from Powa. The retailer will be using the PowaTag application in order to facilitate mobile transactions from customers. Tesco has become very interested in mobile commerce in recent years and was one of the first in the UK to experiment with “pop-up” stores. These … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay mobile payments service launch with over 200,000 retail partners

Apple Pay mobile payments service launch with over 200,000 retail partners

Tim Cook announces that Apple Pay launch Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company’s new mobile payment’s service will launch on Monday, October 20. The service is Apple’s first commercial step into the mobile payment space and the company has already generated a great deal of momentum that will help it find success in the competitive market. Apple Pay has won the support of many of the world’s largest financial organizations, and Apple has … Read entire article »

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

Augmented reality art tour set off by Pfister

Augmented reality art tour set off by Pfister

The hotel’s collection of Victorian art is going to be featured in this unique and high tech way. The Pfister Hotel has now announced its intentions to become the first hotel in the United States that will be showing off its Victorian art collection through the launch of an augmented reality art tour. By using AR technology, it helps to enhance the experience of the artworks on their own with additional media. In this specific circumstance, the augmented … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Mobile Apps

Mobile wallet adoption may not be mainstream for years

Mobile wallet adoption may not be mainstream for years

According to a recent report from eMarketer, there is still quite some time before this tech will be commonplace. According to a report that was recently released by eMarketer, the use of mobile wallet transactions will rise considerably in the United States in 2015, but it will still be a long time before shoppers will be willing to use smartphone payments instead of cash or credit cards. Over the short term, it doesn’t look as though there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

PayPal launches new SDK to help Singapore businesses accept mobile payments

PayPal launches new SDK to help Singapore businesses accept mobile payments

New SDK from PayPal is launched in Singapore PayPal has launched a new mobile software development kit (SDK) for businesses and developers. The SDK is currently only available in Singapore, but PayPal may opt to increase its availability in the coming year, depending on its popularity. A growing number of businesses are beginning to work to engage mobile consumers. In order to do so effectively, they need tools that can help them provide valuable, mobile-centric services, … Read entire article »

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

Mobile security partnership opens between AVG and Sony

Mobile security partnership opens between AVG and Sony

This recent three year deal will mean that the company will be Sony’s exclusive protection provider. AVG Technologies, the online and mobile security software vendor, has now been awarded a three year contract that will allow the company to become the exclusive provider of security for smartphones and tablets that are made by Sony. As a part of this new partnership, the AntiVirus Pro from AVG will be preinstalled on the Xperia Z3 range. One component of this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Groupe and Twitter team to launch new mobile payments service

Groupe and Twitter team to launch new mobile payments service

Groupe has partnered with Twitter to launch a new money transfer service on the social network Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest banks, has announced that it is partnering with Twitter in order to break into the mobile commerce space. A growing number of European financial institutions have been showing strong interest in mobile payments, and more are beginning to break into the mobile space in order to engage consumers in a more dynamic way. These … Read entire article »

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4 Tips for a Successful Mobile Commerce Strategy

4 Tips for a Successful Mobile Commerce Strategy

When it comes to mobile commerce, seemingly everyone wants to get into the market. Retailers, small and large, are taking steps to break into the digital commerce field, but some of them are falling into traps that exist therein. These traps are not malicious in nature, of course, as they are often the results of simple mistakes that businesses make when they try to enter into a new field. There are some ways businesses can … Read entire article »

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