Mobile consumers may be losing out on millions because of fees

Mobile Consumers

Report finds that mobile consumers are being taken advantage of in the US Consumers in the U.S. may have been paying hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal charges that have been issued by various sources that offer questionable services and content. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has released a report highlighting these fees and the financial pressure they have introduced to consumers throughout the country. The report notes that these illegal fees typically originate from small companies that charge fees for ringtones and news updates. Large mobile service providers…

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Mobile payments firm is rebranding itself to create distance from extremist group

Isis Mobile Payment Platform

Isis set to launch a rebrand in order to distance itself from controversial group in the Middle East Mobile payments firm Isis is launching a rebrand to distance itself from an extremist group that has emerged in the Middle East. The group is now known as the Islamic State, but had previously called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Searching for the terms “isis” online yields numerous reports concerning the actions of the extremist group as well as the website for the mobile payments firm. New…

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Smartwatch from LG to be offered by AT&T first

LG G Watch

The carrier claims that it will be the first one to sell the G Android Wear wearable technology. AT&T announced, this week, that it is going to be the very first U.S. wireless carrier that will be selling the LG Electronics smartwatch device, which will be based on the Android Wear operating system for wearable tech. This new mobile device will be going on sale on Friday and is expected to draw considerable consumer attention. The smartwatch connects to smartphones based on the Android operating system and has voice command…

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Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

AT&T mobile security technology news

The service is now being tested and is meant to help to keep credit cards from being used by the wrong people. AT&T has revealed that it intends to begin a mobile security service test to help to make it safer for customers to be able to use their credit cards while they are overseas, while improving the fraud protection security that they provide. The service will use geolocation technology to help to ensure that the person using the credit card is authorized. The mobile security service from AT&T isn’t…

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The Riddle of Mobile Commerce

mobile commerce trend interest

Mobile payments continue to be a complex issue Mobile commerce has become quite popular, but not everyone is sold on the idea of paying for things with their mobile device. The idea is quite simple: Mobile applications act as facilitators of mobile transactions, allowing people to make purchases while shopping online from their smartphones and tablets. Under the surface, mobile commerce is anything but simple, thanks to changing commerce standards and the ever present threat of exploitation coming from malicious groups that want to get their hands on consumer financial…

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