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Apple’s tablet commerce is drooping with sliding iPad sales volumes

Apple’s tablet commerce is drooping with sliding iPad sales volumes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The electronics giant isn’t seeing the record breaking sales it experienced in its newly released iPhones. While Apple has been thrilled about its holiday quarter forecast, following a 16 percent boost in iPhone sales that was even better than anticipated, it is still seeing slumping sales volumes in its tablet commerce as the latest iPads aren’t as hot among consumers as had been hoped. This is occurring even as the Mac computer shipments … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Executive order calls for the adoption of EMV Late last week, President Obama signed an executive order that will speed up the adoption of EMV-standard payment cards in the United States. EMV is an acronym referring to security and payment standards introduced by Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. These standards involve the use of microchips used for payment cards rather than the traditional magnetic strips. EMV standards are considered by financial organizations to allow for more secure … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile technology has massive penetration compared to fixed communication

Mobile technology has massive penetration compared to fixed communication

The rates of penetration in Africa have a “colossal disparity” between them, says Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan, the analyst firm, has recently stated that the mobile technology market in Africa is seeing an exceptionally large penetration rate when compared to that of fixed communications. The difference between the penetration of these two techs in the continent was described as a “colossal disparity”. On the side of mobile technology, the penetration is considerable enough that it has … Read entire article »

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Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

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 stores use QR codes … Read entire article »

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

Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

Analysts may have outdated perspective of the Android operating system The Android platform is quite popular among consumers, but not necessarily among businesses and large enterprises. Many analysts in the e-commerce, advertising, and software sectors believe that Google’s mobile operating system is too exposed to malicious software and is fragmented by nature. For years, analysts have also suggested that Android consumers spend significantly less money through their mobile devices and these people are not likely to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile payments app to be tested out by Tesco

Mobile payments app to be tested out by Tesco

The company will be running a trial of the PowaTag mobile app at its Soho store on Dean Street. Tesco has revealed that it running a trial of the mobile payments app called PowaTag for the first time in order to enhance its strategy to be able to improve the speed of its lunchtime rush experience. This grocery store giant is working with the mobile app in order to trial the payments experience and speed. The trial will … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Payments, QR Codes, Trends

2016 may be the year of mobile payments

2016 may be the year of mobile payments

eMarketer report paints a bright future for the mobile commerce space A new report from eMarketer suggests that 2016 will be the “Year of Mobile Payments.” The report highlights the trends that have emerged in the mobile market and how consumers and businesses are reacting to the growing role that mobile technology is playing in the commerce field. Over the past few years, businesses have been somewhat slow to embrace the concept of mobile commerce, but … Read entire article »

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

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