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Mobile commerce battle stepped up by Square

Mobile commerce battle stepped up by Square

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The smartphone payments startup has introduced digital gift cards into its mix to compete with PayPal. Smartphone payments startup, Square, Inc., has upped the ante in the battle against PayPal for a dominant position in the mobile commerce environment, with a new feature that allows retailers to sell gift cards to shoppers. This updated version of the Square Wallet application allows for the purchasing and redemption of gift cards. The app is compatible with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Isis to be trialed in Aramark cafeteria in New Jersey

Isis finally goes on trial An Aramark cafeteria located in Verizon Wireless’ headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be the first place in the U.S. to official trial the Isis mobile payment platform. Isis has become one of the most hyped and anticipated mobile commerce platforms to date. The platform represents a partnership between AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile, and is expected to be the most prominent platform in the burgeoning mobile commerce industry. After years in development, the platform will finally be tested in a commercial setting. Mobile commerce platform considered ready for limited testing Isis had been scheduled for trials in both Texas and Utah this summer. Problems concerning the platforms features and its popularity put these trials on hold. This caused some dissension amongst Isis supporters who were eager to get … Read entire article »

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Isis launch delayed

Isis launch delayed

Isis delays launch to work on new features Isis is one of the most anticipated mobile payment platforms that the world of mobile commerce has ever known. Isis is represented by a consortium of three major telecommunications companies – AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless – and is expected to dominate the m-commerce industry with little trouble. This consortium has done much to draw attention to the Isis platform and prepare for its arrival by investing heavily … Read entire article »

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Apple may have missed promising opportunity with iPhone 5

Apple may have missed promising opportunity with iPhone 5

Lack of NFC technology may cost Apple The world of m-commerce news has been a flutter since Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 earlier this week. For months, speculation over whether the smart phone would be equipped with NFC technology has raged on and on. Some had expected Apple to make its powerful entry into the mobile commerce industry with its new mobile devices and applications designed specifically with NFC technology in mind (Passbook), but these … Read entire article »

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Everything Everywhere teams with MasterCard to boost m-commerce

Everything Everywhere teams with MasterCard to boost m-commerce

Everything Everywhere and MasterCard enter into five-year partnership Everything Everywhere, the United Kingdom’s leading mobile network operator and Internet service provider, has entered into a five-year deal with MasterCard to develop and deploy a mobile commerce platform. Both companies have shown an interest in NFC technology and how it is used in the world of m-commerce. Currently, NFC technology is the backbone of m-commerce, facilitating mobile transactions and turning mobile devices into payment platforms. Everything Everywhere … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce division to receive a boost at HP

Mobile commerce division to receive a boost at HP

Plans have now begun in creating this new branch of the company. A memo from within HP has been leaked and heavily suggests that the company has already begun the process of building a new mobile commerce division. Similar efforts by this organization have failed in the past. HP had attempted to dip into device efforts such as tablets, but they never managed to make any meaningful impact on the market. By reorganizing, this may provide the company … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce race currently holds Apple in the lead

Mobile commerce race currently holds Apple in the lead

Amazon is competition, but it has yet to take first place in this marketplace. ComScore released its data this month that reveals some surprising progress that has been made in the mobile commerce environment, by showing that Apple was the leader of the market, notably ahead of Amazon. That said the Kindle Fire is certainly keeping the iPad on the run. Recent struggles faced by companies such as Facebook or Zynga, which are currently dropping like stones, have … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce may present an adapt-or-die scenario to businesses

Mobile commerce may present an adapt-or-die scenario to businesses

Firm suggests that change-resistant businesses could face obsolescence The business landscape is changing as new technologies enter the field. NFC technology, in particular, is beginning to have a profound impact on the world of business by making new mobile commerce systems available. The advent of mobile commerce may have profound implications for society as a whole and may one day mean that consumers will no longer have need of physical currency. While such a future may be … Read entire article »

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