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Wearable tech from Sony could bring mobile payments to the wrist

Wearable tech from Sony could bring mobile payments to the wrist

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Barclays brings mobile payments to London’s black cabs

Barclays brings mobile payments to London’s black cabs

Black cabs in London will be able to accept mobile payments using the Pingit app Barclays, one of the largest financial service institutions in the United Kingdom, is bringing mobile payments to taxis in London. The city’s famed black cabs will now be able to accept payments from mobile devices using the Pingit application. Consumers with an account with Barclays can download the application and use it to make a payment by simply scanning a QR … Read entire article »

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Retailers begin seeing positive results from their mobile commerce efforts

Retailers begin seeing positive results from their mobile commerce efforts

Retailers using services from Unbound Commerce are finding more success in the mobile field Unbound Commerce, a provider of mobile commerce solutions for retailers, notes that those using its services have seen a significant rise in mobile revenue during the second quarter of this year. The company helps build and deploy dedicated mobile websites for those interested in supporting mobile payments. These mobile sites are vital in order to effectively engage mobile consumers. Businesses with sites … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

The Future of Mobile Commerce

The Future of Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce has become a powerful force in the business world. Smartphones are the most widely used electronic device in the world, so it was only a matter of time before commerce began to evolve to become more mobile-centric. As mobile technology continues to grow more prolific, new commerce structures are being formed to support the use of smartphones, tablets, and other devices. This will have a major impact on various business sectors and those … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take advantage of the Touch&Pass … Read entire article »

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