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Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While a new name has not been chosen for the service, it is on its way in coming months. The mobile wallet joint venture that is backed by Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T will soon be receiving a new name, as Isis is being rebranded now that an Islamic militant group has been labeled with the same name. The goal is to place a greater distance against the group responsible for violence against civilians … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

The bank claims to be the first one to have created a service based on these specifications. BBVA, from Spain, has now launched a mobile payments service based on the brand new cloud based specification from Visa for NFC technology transactions that use host card emulation (HCE) tech. Customers of that bank who have NFC enabled Android smartphones will be able to download a new wallet app. If those customers download the updated version of the BBVA Wallet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

Mobile commerce is beginning to grow in popularity in Germany Yapital, a payments processor based in Germany, has released the results of a new survey conducted on its behalf by TNS Infratest. The survey has gauged the interest that German consumers have in mobile payments. Many consumers have been relying more heavily on their smartphones recently, using these devices to conduct their daily lives more efficiently. As smartphone adoption continues to grow, people are becoming more … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile commerce is struggling with an inefficient monetization process Mobile commerce is not as successful as it could be and that is because of an inefficient monetization process, according to mobile payments firm Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski. The firm suggests that digital commerce is inĀ  type of “Middle Ages,” while mobile commerce is in a “Stone Age.” While e-commerce has managed to flourish over the past several years, mobile commerce has struggled to find a foothold throughout … Read entire article »

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

Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Mobile Security is in Need of Some Attention

Security in a new age of technology Mobile security is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile technology and this has made the mobile space a target for malicious groups that have exploitation in mind. These groups are targeting mobile sectors that have yet to begin taking security seriously, and this means that mobile commerce has become a digital battlefield. Mobile commerce is an attractive target because it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

Mobile technology achieves astounding growth in Africa

Innovation is reaching an explosive rate in the continent in a range of different sectors. The massive penetration of mobile technology in Africa, and the unique situation of the economies and cultures throughout its nations have provided a nearly ideal circumstance for innovation in these devices in a tremendous range of sectors from energy to banking and from education to agriculture. These cell phones, smartphones, tablets and other small screen devices are being used to solve widespread … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Australia

Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Australia

More Australians are beginning to embrace mobile commerce and shopping According to a new report from Roy Morgan Research, the number of people participating in mobile commerce in Australia has grown by 448% over the past three years. There are many factors contributing to this growth, including the growing adoption of smartphones and tablets and the increasing interest that retailers are showing in the mobile field. An estimated six in ten Australians currently own smartphones and … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Bitcoin becomes legal in California

Bitcoin becomes legal in California

New legislation makes the use of digital currencies legal in California California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation into law that legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies. These currencies had been banned in the state for some time, but this prohibition was overturned by those that believed a ban on digital currencies was outdated. The growing popularity of mobile commerce played a role in attracting support to the legislation, highlighting the fact … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News