Blockchain technology is a top m-commerce driver

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The same tech that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are also pushing mobile commerce forward. Blockchain technology, the tech powering cryptocurrencies, is becoming a driving force in advancing mobile commerce. This, according to IBM Blockchain global director Shyam Nagarajan. IBM has been working with a number of banks to develop new paths for m-commerce and payments. IBM has been working with Bank of Ayudhaya and the Kasikornbank in Thailand. They have been working with blockchain technology, said Nagarajan. Their goal has been to boost online shopping and mobile payments platforms.…

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Apple sees promise in mobile commerce platforms

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Apple may be taking steps to finally break into mobile commerce More momentum is being added to rumors suggesting that Apple will finally make an entrance into the mobile commerce market. The company has been taking a slow and cautious approach to the mobile commerce issue, hoping to avoid some of the pitfalls that other companies entering into this sector have fallen into. Recent reports suggest that Apple is actively working to build a new mobile commerce platform that may be featured as part of the iPhone 6 that is…

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Apple may release a mobile commerce platform this year

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Ovum predicts that Apple will finally enter into the mobile commerce space Ovum, a market research firm based in the United Kingdom, has released its latest 2014 Trends to Watch report, which predicts that Apple will finally enter into the mobile commerce market this year. Apple has approached the mobile commerce space with caution due to the security issues that exist therein. It had been speculated that the iPhone 5 would include NFC technology, but Apple has little faith in NFC, especially when it comes to using the technology for…

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AT&T aims to make its own mobile commerce platform

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AT&T makes a move to establish a strong presence in mobile commerce AT&T has made a move to develop its own mobile commerce platform. The telecommunications company is currently involved in Isis, a platform that was born from a joint venture with Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. The three companies had invested heavily in Isis and successfully launched the platform in the U.S. in 2013. Isis has promised to be a powerful platform, but AT&T is not willing to place the entirety of its mobile commerce interests on the platform. AT&T…

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Mobile payments get a boost from PayPal

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In their overall expansion of digital transactions, they have also streamlined their e-checkout process. Last year, PayPal made mobile payments news headlines with its announcement of Beacon as it promised to help to enhance the overall location based experience for brick and mortar stores and their shoppers, and now it is making them again by expanding their efforts for online transactions as a whole. Even as the company pushes its way into offline retail, it is keeping up with mobile e commerce. This week, PayPal launched a new checkout experience…

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Mobile commerce platform seeks to break new ground

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PassMarket aims to dominate mobile commerce Mobile technology firm iMobile3, has designed a new system that will make mobile commerce easier for those with iOS devices. The new system is being integrated into PassMarket, which was first launched in 2012. PassMarket has operated primarily behind-the-scenes, providing retailers with a way to connect to mobile consumers through their digital wallet applications, such as the Apple Passbook. This platform has initially focused on loyalty programs, but mobile payments are becoming much more common among consumers and people are beginning to look for…

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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 platform with latest support for Isis launched

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The smartphone wallet joint venture created by Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile continues to expand. The mobile payments program that has just recently gone nationwide, Isis, has now announced the details of its Isis Alliance Program, which will be the latest platform for supporting this system. It has been designed to support the merchant technology ecosystem while providing resources and tools. The hope is that it will enhance the experience for merchants who wish to take advantage of what mobile payments has to offer. The launch of this Isis Alliance…

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New mobile commerce platform launched in Hong Kong

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Mobile commerce platform launched by 3 Hong Kong and Citibank 3 Hong Kong, the mobile operator for the Hutchison Telecommunications organization, and Citibank Hong Kong have joined together to launch a new mobile wallet service called “3 Citi Wallet.” The mobile wallet is designed to make it easier for used to pay for goods and services using their mobile devices. The platform can store financial information as well as information associated with credit cards, making this data accessible through the use of NFC technology. Demand for mobile commerce is on…

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New mobile payments service launched by National Australia Bank

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Bank launches new mobile payments platform The National Australia Bank has launched a new mobile payments service that leverages NFC technology and QR codes. The service is called NAB Flik and is accompanied by a mobile application of the same name. The application is meant to provide consumers with an efficient way to participate in mobile commerce, allowing users to initiate mobile payments through a variety of methods. Australia is quickly becoming a very prominent market when it comes to mobile commerce and more of the country’s financial services firms…

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