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Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new service has now used an ATM-like water dispenser that will accept transactions via phone. Ericsson and Grundfos (a global pump company) have come together to create a mobile payments service accepting water dispenser. The machine functions like an ATM, except that people withdraw clean drinking water instead of cash. Moreover, people don’t need to have cash or credit card accounts to use it as long as they have their mobile … Read entire article »

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QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

A cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany is installing quick response codes to preserve history. The administrator for a cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, a riverside spa town in northwest Germany, is installing QR code grave stones. The purpose of the quick response codes is to help preserve the stories of the deceased. These smartphone friendly barcodes will provide visitors with more information about those buried in the cemetery. The process of bringing the QR code grave stones to the … Read entire article »

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Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

Tablet commerce trends in the U.K. show popularity with those aged 55 plus

A new report showed a considerable inclination toward shopping over tablets among those aged 55 and up. Tablet commerce trends are showing positive tendencies when it comes to usage in the United Kingdom among those aged 55 and older. Shoppers within that age group are finding the larger screen mobile devices provides a positive experience. This, according to a new report published by Bronto Software based on a survey they conducted. Despite the fact that tablets are facing … Read entire article »

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Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also be able to collect My Starbucks Rewards. The company announced the availability of this mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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London mobile commerce has gone underground

London mobile commerce has gone underground

Shoppers are enjoying spending their time on the Tube hunting for and purchasing products. Underground train commuters are now spending a rising amount of time shopping over London mobile commerce channels as they use this opportunity to research products, compare prices and buy what they need. A recent study by Pay by Bank, a mobile payments provider, showed m-commerce is hotter than ever. Pay by Bank has determined that 39 percent of Tube riders are also checking out … Read entire article »

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Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Current mobile commerce trends are giving offline retail a shot in the arm

Though some have predicted that smartphone shopping will harm foot traffic to stores, the opposite may be true. Local retailers have always relied the most heavily on foot traffic, but many have been afraid that mobile commerce trends would start to steal those customers away, sending them to shop online or at larger rivals, instead. That said, measures of marketing and m-commerce habits are revealing that this is not the case. Instead, mobile commerce trends may actually be … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

Mobile payments are on the rise among Canadian consumers and they’re about to gain access to a large player. The entry of Apple Pay in Canada has now been announced and consumers in that country will be able to take advantage of that mobile payments service, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and an account with one of the Big 5 banks in the country. All five of the largest Canadian financial institutions have announced … Read entire article »

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Social media marketing is only the beginning for these authors

Social media marketing is only the beginning for these authors

Book series writers Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell are taking multi-channel advertising to another level. For Perspective book series authors, Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell, social media marketing has been an integral part of the launch and continuing success of their fantasy fiction novels which so far include Love at First Plight and Second Wind. However, these authors haven’t stopped at social networks and have turned to every angle they can to spread the word. This … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

Google reports that mobile payments have become a powerful force in Vietnam due to smartphones ownership Mobile commerce is exploding in Vietnam, according to a new report from Google. The company’s Vietnamese branch has found that there is a major shift in consumer behavior due to the growing availability of mobile devices. According to the report,  mobile consumers in the country pick up and look at their devices an average of 150 times a day, or … Read entire article »

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LINE launches new services in order to expand mobile payments

LINE launches new services in order to expand mobile payments

LINE introduces new technology and support for pre-paid cards Japanese messaging firm LINE has announced the launch of new barcode scanning technology for mobile devices as well as a pre-paid card service. Both are expected to help consumers make mobile payments when shopping at physical stores. The move is part of LINE’s largest initiative to establish a strong presence in the mobile commerce space. The company already has a foothold in this market with its LINE … Read entire article »

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