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Mobile technology to be removed from U.K. inmates

Mobile technology to be removed from U.K. inmates

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The goal is to stop cell phones behind bars from playing a role in organizing drug deals and even murders. Prisoners in the U.K. will no longer be allowed to use their mobile technology while behind bars, as these devices could be used by criminals to be able to continue to run illegal activities both inside the jail and outside, from within their cells. Cell phones that belong to criminals in jail across … Read entire article »

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Banks are revising their approach to mobile payments

Banks are revising their approach to mobile payments

US banks are changing the way they look at mobile commerce Banks in the United States have shown strong interest in mobile payments, but not those being made in physical retail stores. With the launch of new mobile payment services, such as Apple Pay, many banks have taken steps to become more mobile-centric, offering more support for mobile commerce and mobile banking. Many banks do not see the value of in-store mobile transactions, however, as a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, QR Codes, Trends, United States

Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

Augmented reality enhances training and marketing at Virgin Atlantic

The airline has discovered that people find that the use of AR technology is appealing and generates a positive response. The new 787 Dreamliner at Virgin Atlantic, called Birthday Girl, is considered to be one of the most advanced and high tech experiences in aviation due to a number of its features, including an augmented reality tour. The plane has been designed to bring together an elegant design and the latest in AR technology. Visitors to a specific … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Travel, Trends

2015 may be the year mobile payments go mainstream

2015 may be the year mobile payments go mainstream

Consumers in the United Kingdom are prepared to abandon their banks in favor of companies that support mobile commerce Consumers in the United Kingdom are showing that they are more willing to participate in mobile payments and Zapp, prominent mobile payment processor, believes 2015 will be the year that mobile commerce becomes mainstream. Zapp has released the results of a recent survey that shows that nearly 21 million consumers in the United Kingdom are ready to … Read entire article »

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Mobile apps were highly downloaded in November, Fiksu

Mobile apps were highly downloaded in November, Fiksu

That month saw a massive growth of 42 percent over the same month in 2013, for free applications. The most recent Fiksu App Store Competitive Index has now revealed that in November, there was a tremendous jump in the volume of downloads of mobile apps when compared to those that had been downloaded the year before. This took into account the mobile applications that were downloaded for free, though paid apps were not tracked. Fiksu’s index provides tracking … Read entire article »

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