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Tencent to leverage mobile commerce services through new investment

Tencent to leverage mobile commerce services through new investment

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tencent invests $180 million in Leju, acquires 15% stake in company China’s Internet giant Tencent continues to make moves in the digital space. The company has made a $180 million investment in Leju, a provider of digital real estate services based in China. Tencent now has a 15% stake in the company and believes that Leju can further bolster its digital presence. Tencent has become engrossed in the mobile field, making investments … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Mobile payments now available at Wendy’s

Mobile payments now available at Wendy’s

This will allow smartphone users to leave their credit cards at home when they purchase their meals. When you head out for some fast food at Wendy’s the next time, you can use your smartphone and the quick service restaurant’s official app to be able to make mobile payments and complete the transaction at the counter. The majority of the American locations (approximately 5,800) now have this feature. The mobile payments method that has been chosen is one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments

Social media marketing raises £2 million for cancer research in 2 days

Social media marketing raises £2 million for cancer research in 2 days

This was all accomplished with a single hash tag #nomakeupselfie, which went viral. Cancer Research UK has benefited social media marketing at its very best and has managed to raise £2 million in a period of only 48 hours after its viral campaign began, centered around the #nomakeupselfie hashtag that included pictures which were being posted by women. Though the charity was not the creator of the craze, itself, it was certainly the benefactor. Through the power of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Social Media Marketing

Mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce

Mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce

Report shows that mobile is performing better in some product categories than PC A new report from Experian Marketing Services shows that mobile commerce is beginning to outpace e-commerce in some product categories. E-commerce has long been a powerful channel for the retail industry. Today, many retailers focus on engaging consumers through digital channels rather than traditional, physical channels. PCs have become very powerful engagement tools for these retailers and have lead to the success of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Tablet Commerce

Burger King takes a step into the mobile payments field

Burger King takes a step into the mobile payments field

Burger King prepares to launch new mobile commerce application in coming months Burger King is preparing to break into the mobile payments space more aggressively with the launch of a new application. The company plans to make this application available within the next few months and it will be supported by more than 7,000 Burger King stores throughout the U.S. Engaging mobile consumers is becoming quite important for a wide range of companies, especially those in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

United Kingdom leads Europe in mobile commerce

United Kingdom leads Europe in mobile commerce

Report highlights mobile shopping trends throughout the European Union TNS, a leading market research firm, has released a new report regarding the state of mobile commerce in Europe. Many Europeans have been growing quite fond of shopping online from their mobile devices in recent years. The number of people doing so has increased significantly as smartphones and tablets become more available throughout Europe. In the United Kingdom, consumers seem to be much more enthusiastic about mobile … Read entire article »

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

Preventing fraud with digital payment systems

Preventing fraud with digital payment systems

Mobile payment systems have gained a bad reputation due to past issues with identity verification. However, in recent years digital security has significantly improved and is now more secure than manual store methods. Digital payment technology is advancing at a very rapid pace and can provide users with tools through third party applications that can be used for anything from transferring money to processing payments. Identity Verification Tools Electronic signatures allow you to sign contracts via your tablet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Smartwatch mobile payments app available for the first time on Pebble

Smartwatch mobile payments app available for the first time on Pebble

This new option for this popular wearable technology was developed using a LevelUp SDK. The Pebble smartwatch now has its very first mobile payments app available that has been developed through the software development kit from the LevelUp network. The application was first launched on Kickstarter in 2012 and was the most successful crowdfunding campaign so far. That smartwatch app for Pebble has already been able to appeal to a broad range of mobile app development companies for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

Mobile payments are starting to change, already as 7-Eleven and Best Buy drop near field communication. Best Buy and 7-Eleven have now both announced that they will no longer be accepting mobile payments based on NFC technology at their cash registers, which is bad news for the Isis digital wallet. There are a number of different theories being produced to help to explain why this decision has been made. While some think that eliminating NFC technology at the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications