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Optus launches new mobile payments app

Optus launches new mobile payments app

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Optus becomes Australia’s first telecom to offer a contactless payment solution Optus, Australia’s second largest telecommunications companies, has become the country’s first telecom to offer contactless payments with its new mobile app, Cash by Optus. The new application is designed to completely replace cash and card purchases below $100 and may help bring more convenience to the commerce space. The new app is being launched with the aid of Visa and Heritage … Read entire article »

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

Mobile commerce wins big during China’s Singles Day

Mobile commerce wins big during China’s Singles Day

Singles Day shows the power of mobile shopping in China China’s Singles Day, which is the equivalent of Black Friday elsewhere, has been a major success in terms of mobile commerce. Last month, downloads of mobile payment and shopping applications rose by 80% as consumers prepared to do their shopping online and at physical stores. According to App Annie, the average popularity of mobile commerce apps throughout China rose to #169 during October, up from #227 … Read entire article »

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

E-commerce set to boom in Canada, but not for domestic retailers

E-commerce set to boom in Canada, but not for domestic retailers

Digital commerce is growing as consumers begin to shop online more regularly E-commerce may be set for a boom in Canada. Forrester Research has released a new report that shines a spotlight on the potential growth of digital commerce during the holiday season. Canada has been somewhat sluggish when it comes to e-commerce, with many of the country’s retailers showing only modest interest in engaging mobile and digital consumers. In Canada, only 6% of all retail … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce fail could cost UK retailers billions

Mobile commerce fail could cost UK retailers billions

It has been estimated that £2.5 billion could be missed by companies that overlook consumer expectations. This year is expected to represent the holiday shopping season in which mobile commerce will play the most vital role in the history of online purchasing, but a recent analysis by Jumio, Inc. has suggested that retailers remain unprepared and will pay the price for it. Outdated mobile checkout experiences will cost retailers an estimated £2.5 billion this holiday season. That is … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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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