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Mobile technology has massive penetration compared to fixed communication

Mobile technology has massive penetration compared to fixed communication

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Russia is an emerging e-commerce market

Russia is an emerging e-commerce market

Report highlights the potential of Russia as a major market for online retailers Russia may be the next place for an e-commerce boom. A new report from yStats shows that online sales in Russia are growing at a fast pace. Consumers throughout the country are beginning to shop more online than they have in the past few years and as consumers become more reliant on mobile technology, large retailers are beginning to take notice. In the … Read entire article »

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Zapp set to launch a new mobile commerce platform

Zapp set to launch a new mobile commerce platform

Zapp is bringing a new mobile payment service to the United Kingdom Zapp, a leading mobile commerce firm in the United Kingdom, has been working on a new mobile platform that will help retailers connect with mobile consumers. Mobile shopping has become a popular trend in the UK and more interest in mobile payments has been generated among consumers due to Apple and other big-name companies entering into the digital commerce space. There are few high-profile … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry has been called a “Leader” in enterprise mobile management

BlackBerry has been called a “Leader” in enterprise mobile management

Forrester Research has recently given this title to the company from among 14 other top vendors. The respected firm, Forrester Research, Inc., has recently given BlackBerry a considerable amount of applause by calling it a “Leader” in Enterprise Mobility Management after having evaluated that and 14 other leading vendors within that industry. It was the Canadian device maker that came out on top with the highest score within the Strategy and Global Presence categories. In Market Presence, BlackBerry … Read entire article »

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