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UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK Based Internet of Things startup Linktagger have been chosen as API providers to the largest Hackathon in Europe along side companies such as Uber, Paypal, HP and Alcatel. Linktagger will provide teams of hackers across Europe with access to its Physical Web platform. Connecting physical objects to the Internet using unique URL’s, hackers can deploy iBeacon and NFC tags as physical gateways to online content, services and create real world automation. Linktagger founder Liam Winder said … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallets will be in half of all smartphones by 2016

Mobile wallets will be in half of all smartphones by 2016

Smartphone based payments apps are taking off and are expected to become major players next year. There is a reason that mobile wallets have been taking up such a central place in the headlines over the last little while, and this is because they are expected to become a serious part of the technology environment in the not too distant future. The idea is that it will help to make it much safer and simpler for consumers … Read entire article »

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

Gemalto and Tapit launch new mobile payments service

Gemalto and Tapit launch new mobile payments service

New service aims to make mobile payments more simple Gemalto, a leading digital security firm, and Tapit, a mobile commerce firm, have partnered to launch a new mobile payments platform that is designed with simplicity in mind. Mobile commerce has become popular with consumers because of its convenient nature, but a growing number of platforms are becoming quite complex. Simple solutions could help accelerate the adoption of mobile payments among consumers and businesses alike. Tapit and Buy … Read entire article »

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Google confirms new mobile payments framework called Android Pay

Google confirms new mobile payments framework called Android Pay

Google has announced details concerning Android Pay project at the Mobile World Congress Google has confirmed that it is developing a new mobile payments structure, which will be called Android Pay. Rumors concerning this new project have been circulating for a few weeks, but Google had been secretive with its plans concerning the new initiative. During the recent Mobile World Congress, Google announced the Android Pay project, which aims to serve as a platform that anyone … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments could suffer from liability shift and confusion

Mobile payments could suffer from liability shift and confusion

Liability is beginning to shift away from consumers and on to companies As mobile payments become more prominent, liability is beginning to shift. Liability shift places the burden of fraudulent payments on merchants and banks that are not making use of new technology and security standards. Previously, such liability had been placed on the consumer or, more accurately, those conducting fraudulent charges. Because fraud in the mobile payments space can be difficult to track down, merchants … Read entire article »

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