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Square mobile payments have now launched in Australia

Square mobile payments have now launched in Australia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The smartphone based transaction company has now launched its services into a fourth marketplace. Square has now launched its mobile payments services into its fourth marketplace, as it has stepped into Australia, giving small businesses in that country the opportunity to use their smartphones and tablets as credit card reading point of sale devices. The other countries in which the service is available include the United States, Japan and Canada. This announcement arrived nearly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

New mobile payments tech in India uses sound waves

New mobile payments tech in India uses sound waves

MoboMoney has enabled a new system that uses sound-based technology from ToneTag. A mobile payments company in India called MoboMoney has now made a transaction completion system available that would allow consumers to buy products and services at their favorite participating stores, through sound waves and their smartphones. The technology involved in this smartphone payments service was created by ToneTag, a tech startup. The feature has already been integrated into the existing MoboMoney mobile payments platform. That service … Read entire article »

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

Samsung has embedded NFC technology into a men’s suit

Samsung has embedded NFC technology into a men’s suit

The consumer electronics giant is working near field communication into clothing. Now that the CES 2016 has come to a close, there has been no shortage of interesting, fascinating and downright weird products that have made their way onto the map but at the same time, the introduction of NFC technology into a smart suit and while adding solar panels to a handbag still has some people scratching their heads. These are not the first odd sounding … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Mobile payments pilot begins in Montreal, Canada

Mobile payments pilot begins in Montreal, Canada

Users of the public transit system can use NFC technology based transactions to pay for fare. The public transit system in Montreal, Canada has started to test the use of mobile payments using NFC technology in Android based devices so that riders can pay for their fare on some buses and trains. This has been made possible through a partnership with Suretap, a mobile wallet owned by major Canadian wireless network operators. According to the Société de transport … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments interest about 50 percent of consumers

Mobile payments interest about 50 percent of consumers

New Gartner research shows that about half of all consumers will be interested in the transactions by 2018. Gartner Inc. has now released data that indicates that by the year 2018, approximately 50 percent of consumers within mature markets will be interested in using their smartphones or wearable technology devices in order to complete mobile payments when purchasing products and services. Consumers living in countries such as Japan, the United States, Canada and those in Western Europe … Read entire article »

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

Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Consumers in mature markets are embracing mobile payments more aggressively

Half of all consumers may opt to use their mobile devices to purchase products by 2018 Half of all consumers in mature markets are expected to be using their smartphones and wearable devices to make mobile payments by 2018, according to a new report from Gartner. Innovation in mobile applications and services will likely have a major impact on traditional business models, forcing merchants to take steps to better engage mobile consumers. More consumers are beginning … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Near Field Communications, QR Codes, Trends, United States

Walmart is launching its own mobile commerce solution

Walmart is launching its own mobile commerce solution

Walmart is following the example set by Starbucks in the mobile commerce space Starbucks has become one of the great success stories in the mobile commerce field, which has lead other retailers to attempt to emulate this success and engage mobile consumers more effectively. Walmart has announced plans to introduce a new feature to its already popular mobile application. The feature will allow users to make use of a new service, allowing them to make mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, QR Codes

Apple seeks to bring mobile payments service to China

Apple seeks to bring mobile payments service to China

Apple is talks with Chinese banks to bring mobile payments service to the country Apple is looking to release its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, in China in the relatively near future. The company is reportedly in negotiations with four of China’s largest banks, including Bank of China, and the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. If Apple can form a deal with these financial institutions, iOS consumers in China will be able to use Apple … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Trends