This Week’s Mobile Commerce Round Up

Check out this week’s mobile commerce news round up with our new video news series…    Articles Covered and Notes For Review… Technology news rumors suggest the next iPhone will be out in June The most recent predictions being made by experts and bloggers in the mobile industry suggest that the iPhone 5S will be debuted on June 20. These predictions align with the typical launch cycles of previous iPhones, with initial news of these new mobile devices showing up in the early days of spring or summer. Wall Street…

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Mobile payments using credit cards launched for first time in Canada

Mobile Payments

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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Safety techniques for the use of QR codes

QR Code

Until a QR code is scanned, there is no way to know for certain where it will redirect a smartphone or tablet user, meaning that there is some risk that unethical individuals will use the barcodes to add a malicious code to the user’s mobile device. Fortunately, there are some ways for concerned mobile device users to protect themselves against website links with malevolent codes and infected app downloads. iPhone users don’t need to worry as heavily, as apps for Apple devices are carefully screened to make sure that their…

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Domino’s Pizza makes over £130k in sales in a single day with m-commerce

Mobile payments App for US Dominos

One of the most popular pizza chains in the world, Domino’s Pizza, has shown, yet again, how an effective online presence and a well developed mobile app can pay off, as it has just announced its largest day ever for online sales, having taken in more than £1 million worth of food and beverage orders, among which 13 percent were made from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, on October 8th alone, Domino’s Pizza made £130,000 worth of orders exclusively through its apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. These stats represent…

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