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Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

Mobile ticketing system to be launched at Washington D.C. Metro

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This service will allow riders to use smartphones to pay for their fares to ride public transit. Metro, the public transit in Washington D.C. has announced that it is planning a test for a new mobile ticketing technology system that will begin early next year, which will give riders the ability to use their smartphones and other mobile devices to be able to pay for their trips. This pilot program will be compatible … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Travel, United States

Mobile devices can be traded in at Sprint and T-Mobile

Mobile devices can be traded in at Sprint and T-Mobile

Both companies are battling for consumer favor as they offer $300 discounts on handset purchases. Sprint has jumped into direct competition in their marketing campaign that allows consumers to bring their old mobile devices in order to obtain a significant discount on purchasing new ones with them. The company has guaranteed to meet or beat all trade in values offered by its competitors. Not too long beforehand, T-Mobile had made the same type of guarantee for trade ins … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States

Twitter breaks into mobile commerce

Twitter breaks into mobile commerce

Twitter launches new feature that highlights mobile shopping among its users Twitter has begun testing a new mobile commerce service that may lead to profitability in the future. The social media company has been working on engaging mobile consumers more effectively on matters of commerce in recent months. The company has seen a great deal of revenue potential in mobile commerce and has been building services that appeal to those that are interested in mobile payments … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

Social media marketing at Twitter tests “buy” button

Social media marketing at Twitter tests “buy” button

The network is testing out online and mobile commerce plans for the future with this new option. A tweet at Twitter could soon be much more than a short blip of communication or social media marketing, but it could also become a way for a consumer to be able to purchase what is being discussed. The social network is now testing out a new e- and m-commerce opportunity with a “buy”button. Though this is not being rolled out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Trends, United States

iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch open for U2

iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch open for U2

The premium computing and mobile device brand has now unveiled its latest products. Apple’s event for this year was met with a considerable amount of excitement as the world watched to see the unveiling of the iPhone 6, as well as a number of other devices and services that have branched the company into a number of other markets. Similar to the event from last year, there were two different smartphones launched simultaneously. The difference between the two … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Technology News, Trends, United States

New report tracks growth of mobile commerce

New report tracks growth of mobile commerce

Report shows that mobile shopping is on the rise throughout the US BI Intelligence has released a report concerning the ongoing growth of mobile commerce in the U.S. The rate at which people are using their smartphones and tablets to shop for and purchase products online and in physical stores is growing. Mobile purchases in physical retail stores is still quite low when compared to spending online, but more retailers are beginning to take steps to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Smart clothing from Ralph Lauren worn at U.S. Open

Smart clothing from Ralph Lauren worn at U.S. Open

This will be the brand’s introduction into the wearable technology industry. The U.S. Open wasn’t just an exciting event for tennis fans, this year, as it also represented the introduction of the latest in smart clothing, which was, in this case, made up of a nylon t-shirt from Ralph Lauren, which was able to monitor the stress levels and heart rate of the wearer. All the athlete needed to do was wear the shirt, and certain physical … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Technology News, United States

Mobile security isn’t good enough for consumers in the US

Mobile security isn’t good enough for consumers in the US

The fears that shoppers have when it comes to using their devices is continuing to hold m-commerce back. According to the results of a recent study, a lack of trust in mobile security is continuing to hold back shopping over m-commerce, but it is also invading on the potential success of banking apps. The research showed that almost half of all consumers in the United States say they would never use mobile payments. Intercede, a digital identity firm … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States