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Snapchat mobile commerce speculations abound with PayPal integration

Snapchat mobile commerce speculations abound with PayPal integration

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The digital payment software was recently added to the social media platform’s (SDK). The rumor mill is hard at work with speculations of Snapchat mobile commerce possibilities. Engineers participating in the mobile app’s development recently integrated PayPal into the software development kit (SDK). The PayPal SDK could mean person to person or even mobile shopping opportunities on the social platform. This was originally reported by MightySignal, a mobile intelligence service. “Curiously, we noticed Snap … Read entire article »

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Long anticipated LG mobile payments solution launches in Korea

Long anticipated LG mobile payments solution launches in Korea

After having been first mentioned in November 2015, the electronics giant is finally getting started with consumers. The launch of the new LG mobile payments service hasn’t come as much of a surprise to many. The company first revealed its intentions to begin offering a mobile wallet back in November 2015. The initial rollout of the service finally occurred at the end of last week and is available exclusively in South Korea. The LG Pay service is … Read entire article »

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QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

In fact, quick response codes are having an impact on this demographic’s social behaviors. A new theory published in the South China Morning Post suggested that QR code use is changing the way young adults in the country live their lives. It is, according to the report, altering the way young Chinese adults view money and it is even altering their social behaviors. Quick response codes have been central to many forms of mobile payment technologies in … Read entire article »

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Retail mobile payments implementation aren’t living up to intentions

Retail mobile payments implementation aren’t living up to intentions

A recent AMEX survey showed a considerable gap between a company’s plans and actual execution. AMEX recently held a survey looking into the intentions and implementation of retail mobile payments. The research showed that Canadian retailers have a considerable gap between what they plan to do and what they’re actually doing. The AMEX survey showed that 76 percent of merchants believed that m-commerce is “the way of the future.” That said, Canadian businesses aren’t actually implementing the retail … Read entire article »

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Google and PayPal launch new joint mobile shopping strategy using fingerprints

Google and PayPal launch new joint mobile shopping strategy using fingerprints

The two companies have agreed to create a commerce experience combining three major components. Google and PayPal have entered into a new mobile shopping strategy bringing together the Chrome browser, Android Pay and PayPal. The concept behind this integration involves using a consumer’s fingerprint through a scanner on the smartphone. This integration represents a very powerful partnership within the m-commerce space. The companies aim to create a mobile shopping experience in which consumers will use their fingerprints for … Read entire article »

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American mobile payments infrastructure half a decade behind India’s

American mobile payments infrastructure half a decade behind India’s

Ezetap CEO, Bobby Bose, recently stated that the Indian systems are “five years ahead of the U.S.” The American mobile payments infrastructure is far from a global leading marketplace, according to recent Ezetap CEO statements. The head of the Indian mobile payment firm, Bobby Bose, said that his home country’s infrastructure “is probably five years ahead of the U.S.” India is undergoing a massive shift toward the digital marketplace and most consumers are choosing mobile. “India is going … Read entire article »

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PayPal mobile wallet go head to head with Amazon in massive market

PayPal mobile wallet go head to head with Amazon in massive market

The digital payment platform has applied for its license to operate within the Indian marketplace. PayPal mobile wallet will soon be available to Indian consumers and merchants as the global online payments giant applies for its license to operate in the country. This follows closely on the heels of Amazon’s similar entry into that massive market. The American company has applied to the country for a prepaid payment instrument (PPI). This would place PayPal mobile wallet in a … Read entire article »

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M-commerce is a way of life in Hong Kong, says MasterCard survey

M-commerce is a way of life in Hong Kong, says MasterCard survey

Consumers in that region are quite comfortable with using their smartphones to research and buy products. Hong Kong consumers have made m-commerce into an everyday regular activity. When they want to shop for something online, it’s entirely commonplace to use a smartphone for the task. These trends were shared through the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey. Over 2 in every 5 Hong Kong residents had made a purchase over a mobile device in the prior 3 months. The MasterCard … Read entire article »

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Will QR code use become commonplace for wedding gift giving?

Will QR code use become commonplace for wedding gift giving?

The usage and application of quick response codes in China is continuing to explode. In China, the tradition of giving cash to newlyweds is a long one and QR code use is now bringing the practice into this century. For hundreds of years, cash was given in red envelopes, but that paper is being increasingly conserved through the use of black and white barcodes. QR codes are being used for a rapidly rising number of activities in … Read entire article »

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Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

Mobile payment security concerns continue to create serious privacy issues

A recent study by IIM Bangalore identified serious worries over smartphone based payment services. At a time when smartphones are essentially ubiquitous and digital wallets are picking up in popularity, mobile payment security concerns persist. According to a recent study, worries over risks of privacy and security continue to be problematic. Among the main issues appears to be the lack of global consistency in terms of mobile security standards. A study conducted by the Center for Software and … Read entire article »

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QR code feature launched for in-person purchases at Paytm Mall

QR code feature launched for in-person purchases at Paytm Mall

The e-marketplace is making it possible for shoppers to move beyond m-commerce and pay in real life. Paytm Mall just rolled out a new QR code feature that will make it possible for shoppers to use their mobile devices for shopping in-store, not just at the brand’s e-marketplace. The system uses quick response code scans to verify the mobile payment transactions at checkout counters. The goal of the new QR code feature is to appeal to consumers who … Read entire article »

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