Isis receives support from the top cell phone manufacturers

Mobile Payments

Isis near field communication (NFC) and technology standards have received confirmation that they will be implemented by LG, HTC, RIM, Motorola Mobility, Sony Ericsson, Samsung Mobile, and DeviceFidelity (manufacturer of MicroSD devices). Isis is a joint venture among T-Mobile USA, AT&T Mobility, and Verizon Wireless, to offer consumers who use smartphones the opportunity to use their mobile devices to make payments using those handsets. Moreover, Isis has announced that individuals who purchase smartphones (or who already own them) which have not been NFC enabled will soon be able to add…

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Autonomy, makers of the popular Aurasma AR platform, report growth since the applications launch

Aurasma AR App

Augmented reality is gaining traction all over the world. AR has captured the interest of businesses looking to embolden their presence in a world that is growing more integrated with technology. Autonomy, a technology company known for its innovative products, has been something of a pioneer in this field with their new AR platform Aurasma. Since its release back in May of this year, Aurasma has drawn the attention of several big-name companies, including Nokia. Aurasma has garnered acclaim for its advanced use of augmented reality. In using the platform,…

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eBay gives PayPal mobile a boost through purchase of Zong

Ebay m-commerce News

eBay has purchased Zong, the mobile payment provider, to give PayPal’s mobile commerce position a significant boost.  Zong’s purchase price was $240 million, and eBay intends to use it to connect to Zong’s tremendous 250 wireless carriers and 3.2 billion users.  Consumers are already using Zong in order to make purchases simply by using their mobile telephone numbers.  This allows the mobile payment service to verify the transaction so that it can add the charge to the mobile service bill of the shopper.  Zong is already well recognized by gamers…

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Amex uses mobile partnership with foursquare to boost consumer loyalty

Mobile Commerce Industry News

American Express has partnered up with foursquare to provide their cardholders with exclusive shopping offers by way of their mobile devices, for Sports Authority, H&M, and Union Square Hospitality Group. This agreement will permit Amex cardholders to connect their credit cards with their foursquare accounts so that they can obtain and redeem specials from these merchants. It will also provide consumers with the ability to redeem the offers that they have received, without the requirement for special codes or coupons, nor by needing to show the mobile device once they…

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Visa jumps on the NFC ship

The New Credit Card

It’s official; Visa is now taking steps to streamline consumer check-out experiences and adding NFC technology for mobile payments and banking. Visa is joining the ranks of other businesses that have started trending toward NFC payments and banking options. American Express, Google and Amazon are just a few that have started working towards a mobile payment system. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been the hot topic the last few months. Several big businesses like Visa, Google and American Express have been in the news for technology they’ve been working…

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