Prizm Payments to develop new mobile commerce service

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Indian consumers to gain access to mobile commerce Prizm Payments, one of India’s fastest growing commerce companies, is looking for ways to make mobile commerce more accessible to a wider audience and not exclusive to those with NFC-enabled smart phones. Mobile commerce has been growing in popularity in the country, which boasts of more than 670 million mobile subscribers. Many of these consumers do not own an NFC-enabled mobile device, however, which has limited the impact of the growing mobile commerce industry. Prizm hopes to remedy this problem with a…

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European Commission launches lengthy probe into cell phone operators’ mobile payment service bid

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The European Commission has announced its decision to launch an extensive antitrust investigation – which will probably continue until the end of August – into the joint mobile payment venture of the largest mobile phone operators in Britain. This probe is in response to concerns that had been raised over its ability to hold back innovation. It is believed that the investigation will deal a sizeable blow to the hopes of the operators to gain rapid approval and adoption for its advertising and mobile payment systems which had been labeled…

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Bump Pay app allows smartphone owners to exchange funds

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Bump Pay, the second app by Bump Labs, has brought the company into the mobile payments market, allowing its users to tap their phones together in order to exchange money. The Bump Pay app has been developed based on the core technology of the company, which gives two smartphones the ability to transfer data to one another simply by tapping them together. This differs from near field communication (NFC) – which is the foundation of the Google Wallet – in that it requires the two devices to make physical contact…

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Google makes new fee-splitting offer to carriers to increase adoption of Google Wallet

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Though Google Wallet found its start last year to launch that company’s entry into the mobile payments sphere, the service has failed to take off as expected, due to the large amount of competition and its reliance on NFC technology, which remains limited among handsets. In order to overcome some of the struggles presented by those hurdles, reports are indicating that Google has been considering making cost sharing offers to carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, to entice them to adopt the technology so that Google Wallet will increase…

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Mac World report shows Apple’s mobile payment market share is growing

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According to a Mac World report, has shown that a growing number of companies are entering into the rush to be able to process credit cards over mobile, and as they develop their own hardware and apps to accomplish this goal, the majority of them are basing their efforts on Apple’s iOS platform. It has been speculated that the reason for this is that the Apple mobile products represent the largest market share, and because the most popular smartphone in the United States is the iPhone. Moreover, the sales of…

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