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Technology news from Samsung Electronics reveals the reality of smartphone sales

Technology news from Samsung Electronics reveals the reality of smartphone sales

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Although the tech giant recorded profits last year, it is clear that shipments are slowing as the market matures. Earlier this week, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd released a quarterly earnings guidance that took many off guard in that the technology news that it revealed was considerably weaker than had been expected. This report will have aligned it to experience the worst incomes it has seen in two years. That said, this technology news has … Read entire article »

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Barclays brings mobile payments to London’s black cabs

Barclays brings mobile payments to London’s black cabs

Black cabs in London will be able to accept mobile payments using the Pingit app Barclays, one of the largest financial service institutions in the United Kingdom, is bringing mobile payments to taxis in London. The city’s famed black cabs will now be able to accept payments from mobile devices using the Pingit application. Consumers with an account with Barclays can download the application and use it to make a payment by simply scanning a QR … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry won’t survive 2015, says 24/7 Wall Street

BlackBerry won’t survive 2015, says 24/7 Wall Street

The latest list of brands that won’t last the next year has been released, and the handset manufacturer was included. A website that has a solid track record for naming companies that will soon be falling out of fashion, 24/7 Wall Street, has now released its list of predictions for those that won’t last until the end of 2015, and BlackBerry Inc. has been included among them. According to the site, the Canadian handset maker is “about … Read entire article »

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NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

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 advantage of the Touch&Pass … Read entire article »

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

UK companies could be missing out because of their avoidance of mobile commerce

UK companies could be missing out because of their avoidance of mobile commerce

Survey suggests that many companies could be missing opportunities by not engaging mobile consumers The results of a new survey conducted by OnePoll suggests that a large number of the small and medium sized enterprises in the United Kingdom could be losing out on a lot of money because they do not have a sufficient mobile presence. Many businesses have shown some interest in mobile commerce, but have not yet taken steps to engage mobile consumers … Read entire article »

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German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

Mobile commerce is beginning to grow in popularity in Germany Yapital, a payments processor based in Germany, has released the results of a new survey conducted on its behalf by TNS Infratest. The survey has gauged the interest that German consumers have in mobile payments. Many consumers have been relying more heavily on their smartphones recently, using these devices to conduct their daily lives more efficiently. As smartphone adoption continues to grow, people are becoming more … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

Innovation is reaching an explosive rate in the continent in a range of different sectors. The massive penetration of mobile technology in Africa, and the unique situation of the economies and cultures throughout its nations have provided a nearly ideal circumstance for innovation in these devices in a tremendous range of sectors from energy to banking and from education to agriculture. These cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other small screen devices are being used to solve widespread … Read entire article »

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Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Australia

Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Australia

More Australians are beginning to embrace mobile commerce and shopping According to a new report from Roy Morgan Research, the number of people participating in mobile commerce in Australia has grown by 448% over the past three years. There are many factors contributing to this growth, including the growing adoption of smartphones and tablets and the increasing interest that retailers are showing in the mobile field. An estimated six in ten Australians currently own smartphones and … Read entire article »

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