Mobile payments method chosen by RIM receive Visa’s nod

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BlackBerry technology will build on the EnStream joint wireless network venture in Canada. Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that it has just received its mobile payments method approval from the Visa credit card system due to its ability to securely handle the processes and transactions. This green light is considered to be a significant step forward for the BlackBerry device manufacturer. What it means is that it is considerably closer to being able to offer support to any device that is using the mobile payments technology from RIM. It…

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Mobile payments growing among Canadian small businesses

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These systems are increasing in popularity as smaller companies seek alternatives to traditional platforms. Mobile payment technology is starting to take off among small businesses in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, as they seek to discover alternatives to the traditional online platforms and point of sale systems. Now that there are a growing number of players in the marketplace, businesses have choice. Among the various options that are starting to make some headway in the Canadian mobile payments marketplace among small business is Square. This American startup provides merchants…

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Mobile payments claims by Rogers called false by PayPal

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The telecom company had stated that it was launching the first service of its kind in Canada. A mobile payments battle has developed between Rogers Communications and PayPal, as the latter has alleged that the former’s claims about being the first to offer this service in Canada is untrue. The new Rogers and CIBC service, Suretap, will be the first to use near field communication technology. That is true, as it is the first time that a mobile payments system will be using NFC technology in that country. However, Rogers…

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Mobile payments using credit cards launched for first time in Canada

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CIBC and Rogers Communications have unveiled this smartphone friendly service. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and Rogers Communications have unveiled the first mobile payments program using credit cards in Canada. The service will become available at participating Tim Horton’s coffee shop locations. Beginning on November 16, the new Mobile Payments App will be available to CIBC credit card and Rogers Wireless customers, who have certain BlackBerry smartphone models. To start, it will be possible to use the service through the BlackBerry Bold 9900 or the Curve 8360. The…

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Mobile payments from Square step out of the U.S. and into Canada

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This international step was taken by Jack Dorsey, of Twitter fame. Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is taking Square for an international leap, expanding it outside of the American borders and into the fast moving Canadian mobile payments marketplace. This effort is to help to expand Dorsey’s vision that “commerce is easy for everyone”. It is his belief that Canada is primed and ready to use his most recent technology startup. The launch of Square, a free mobile payment credit card reader, has now made its way into Canada, two…

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Mobile commerce and payments to expand significantly in Canadian province

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Residents of Manitoba to experience a larger range of options on their smartphones. MTS (Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.) has just announced that it has just entered into the first stages of a partnership with EnStream LP in order to enhance mobile commerce in Manitoba, and to bring secure smartphone payment technology to the province in 2013. This new technology is designed to help to boost transactions over smartphones and tablets. The partnership will provide MTS customers with the chance to take advantage of more of what mobile commerce has to…

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Mobile commerce in Canada could see top numbers in smartphone payments

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Canadian mobile commerce companies may experience record number of payments made over smartphones. As the news is released that the initial launch of the first smartphone payments for mobile commerce could be in as little as six months, thousands of retailers in Canada have already integrated the necessary equipment to make it possible for consumers to use those devices to pay for their purchases. This has made the country a leader in the development of a mobile payment system, causing many to start speculating if it could make cash obsolete…

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