Mobile wallet once called Isis to become Softcard

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The joint venture smartphone payments service is working to distance itself from violent military group of the same name. The Isis mobile wallet application that is the result of a joint venture effort among three of the biggest wireless carrier companies in the United States has now announced that it is changing the name of the brand and the app to Softcard. This change is being made after a terrorist group – completely unrelated to the service – was nicknamed ISIS. The Isis mobile wallet is a brand that was…

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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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Mobile payments technology is becoming mainstream

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Mobile commerce technology is beginning to become more common with businesses Mobile commerce technology is beginning to enter the mainstream. This technology had once occupied the fringes of the retail industry and business in general, but is becoming more widely accepted as companies begin to understand how much consumers are relying on mobile technology. Many consumers are using their mobile devices in their daily lives, whether for entertainment or social purposes, and this trend is not likely to dissipate within the foreseeable future. If businesses do not engage mobile consumers,…

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NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

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Mobile payments are starting to change, already as 7-Eleven and Best Buy drop near field communication. Best Buy and 7-Eleven have now both announced that they will no longer be accepting mobile payments based on NFC technology at their cash registers, which is bad news for the Isis digital wallet. There are a number of different theories being produced to help to explain why this decision has been made. While some think that eliminating NFC technology at the checkout counters will help them to save themselves the extra cost associated…

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Mobile payments strategies are getting fierce

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Google Wallet has just played a very important next move in its battle against rival Isis. The latest version of Android, KitKat, brought with it a new feature called Host Card Emulation (HCE), in the hopes of giving its Google Wallet a serious shot in the arm through the use of NFC technology. Now, that effort looks as though it might have been a very promising strategy as it has gained massive credit card provider support. Both Visa and MasterCard have now declared that they will be supporting HCE so…

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Black Friday mobile payments could be the start of something big

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Today’s official start to the holiday shopping season could be defining for digital wallets. The holiday shopping season is now underway and services such as Google Wallet and Isis are hoping that Black Friday mobile payments will be the start of the explosion of use of these services by consumers. Until now, smartphone based transactions at points of sale have experienced little more than struggle. However, these mobile wallets have now gone national, and this is the first holiday shopping season in which this was the case. Moreover, there are…

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OTI receives certification from mobile commerce venture

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Mobile commerce firm Isis awards certification to OTI On Track Innovations (OTI), a developer of mobile payments services, has announced that it has received certification from Isis, a prominent mobile commerce platform. This certification provides OTI’s NFC-based services with more momentum and validation. NFC technology currently makes up the backbone of mobile commerce and the demand for comprehensive and efficient NFC-based services has been growing significantly in recent years. The certification is expected to make OTI’s line of Saturn NFC-enabled sales terminals and associated software somewhat more attractive. Isis launches…

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Mobile payments system, Isis, is available across the US

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The long awaited nationwide launch of the smartphone based and carrier backed wallet service has arrived. Though it has been a bumpy road, and one that was much longer than anticipated, Isis, the mobile payments platform that is backed by three American carriers, is finally rolling out across the United States and is available to consumers throughout the country. After having limited itself to test cities for over a year, this NFC technology based system is now available all over the U.S. It is now possible for consumers with NFC…

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Isis mobile commerce platform expected to launch within weeks

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Mobile commerce platform may finally see an official launch The mobile commerce sector is awash with a wide variety of payment platforms that are vying for the attention of consumers. No single platform has yet establish a strong following among consumers interested in mobile commerce, but one of the most highly anticipated of these platforms is expected to be launched within the coming weeks. Isis, a mobile commerce joint venture from T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T, is expected to officially go live within the coming weeks. Isis among most highly…

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Mobile payments solution is getting ready for takeoff

Isis Mobile Payment Platform

This program, like all of the rest of the NFC technology based systems, have been slow to be adopted. Mobile payments providers are clearly becoming frustrated with the slow uptake among consumers and many – including Isis – are coming up with new solutions to help to boost their appeal even when it involves adopting new technologies. Isis is now getting ready to roll out the latest version of its own solution, by the end of the year. As we reported from Money 2020, there are a number of new…

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Isis announces new mobile commerce services

Isis Mobile Payment Platform

Isis adds American Express Serve to mobile commerce platform Mobile commerce platform Isis now leverages the services associated with the American Express Serve platform. Isis is a joint venture from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless and has managed to establish a relatively strong following in the world of mobile commerce. The platform is in direct competition with Google’s own mobile commerce platform, called the Google Wallet. Isis has managed to gain a significant advantage over the Google Wallet by winning the support of many of the world’s major financial institutions.…

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