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NFC technology based system unveiled for the London Underground

NFC technology based system unveiled for the London Underground

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As of mid-September, the Transport for London (TFL) will accept contactless payments on all lines. It has now been announced that, beginning on September 16, the TFL will be accepting payments through NFC technology for all London Underground, DLR, and Overground trains. This was announced as the EE mobile operator revealed its intentions to support near field communication payments on London Undergound. The NFC technology will make it possible for customers to simply tap … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Target launches new mobile commerce app

Target launches new mobile commerce app

New app from Target aims to improve the shopping experience Target is taking a bolder step into the mobile field with the launch of a new application that could make shopping more convenient. The app is called In a Snap, and is meant to improve the retailer’s position in mobile commerce. The mobile space has become highly competitive, especially among retailers that are eager to engage mobile-centric consumers. These retailers have been trying to launch applications … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

New mobile commerce solution coming from IBM and Monitise

New mobile commerce solution coming from IBM and Monitise

Companies expand partnership to introduce new mobile solution for financial services industry IBM and Monitise have been working together to propagate mobile commerce for some time. The two companies have found varying degrees of success in their initiatives, and are now looking to expand their alliance in order to introduce a new solution. Through the expansion of their partnership, IBM and Monitise aim to introduce a new, cloud-based mobile commerce solution designed for the financial services … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Disney sets a powerful example in mobile commerce

Disney sets a powerful example in mobile commerce

Disney’s Magic Bands show that wearable technology and mobile payments can go hand-in-hand Disney may lead the way to a brighter future in mobile commerce. The famed company recently released its Magic Bands, which are simple wristbands that can be used to pay for goods and services at Disney resorts. This combination of wearable technology and mobile commerce has already generated a great deal of hype, and Disney may find itself as a pioneer in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Wearable tech from Sony could bring mobile payments to the wrist

Wearable tech from Sony could bring mobile payments to the wrist

The company‚Äôs FeliCa smartcard chip is being prepared for use in smartwatches and other wearables. Recent technology news reports are now showing that Sony is looking to take part in a whole new level of wearable tech, with the creation of a chip that could allow smartwatches and other devices of this nature to be capable of contactless mobile payments. This could help to convert the wearables industry into products that are more appealing and multifunctional. An option … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Starbucks pushing ahead with mobile commerce plans

Starbucks pushing ahead with mobile commerce plans

Company continues to find success in the mobile field Starbucks has found a significant degree of success in its mobile commerce initiatives, but the company is not yet satisfied and intends to establish a larger presence in the mobile field. Convenience is the key to mobile success, and Starbucks has plans to introduce a new service that will have convenience as its most attractive feature. Starbucks will soon introduce a new feature to its popular mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

What is Social Commerce?

What is Social Commerce?

Mobile commerce is at a stage where it is beginning to evolve and become better identified through the particular sectors in which it is thriving. In social media, the idea of engaging consumers that have become inseparable from their mobile devices has become a prime directive. Companies like Facebook and Twitter are making efforts to engage mobile consumers and they are managing to do this through social commerce. Social commerce is a concept that was devised … Read entire article »

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Visa launches its own mobile commerce platform

Visa launches its own mobile commerce platform

Visa is taking a bold step into the mobile payments field Visa is currently involved in a numerous mobile commerce platforms, but the company is interested in launching its own and establishing a yet stronger position in the mobile payments field. Visa has announced its new Checkout platform, which is very similar to other platforms that allow consumers to pay for products using nothing more than their mobile devices. The platform is meant to be familiar … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments