Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

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A new service has now used an ATM-like water dispenser that will accept transactions via phone. Ericsson and Grundfos (a global pump company) have come together to create a mobile payments service accepting water dispenser. The machine functions like an ATM, except that people withdraw clean drinking water instead of cash. Moreover, people don’t need to have cash or credit card accounts to use it as long as they have their mobile phones handy. The water access service is from a partnership between the Scandanavian tech company and Grundfos AQtap.…

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Mobile payments firm launches ambitious new product

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iZettle launches new capital advance product, expanding into new markets iZettle, a European mobile payments firm, has announced that it is expanding services that will be tantamount to offering small business loans. The service, which is designed to be a capital advance product, is called iZettle Advance. The new service will be available to a small number of customers that require funds to grow their business operations. This will allow the firm to cater to a wider range of customers, enabling organizations to embrace mobile commerce and allowing iZettle to…

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L’Oreal launches mobile payments for instant purchases

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The company has announced the start of the drive that runs through a partnership with Powatag. L’Oreal USA has now entered into a new partnership with Powatag, for the purpose of giving consumers the chance to use their smartphones to make mobile payments and instantly complete m-commerce purchases through interactions with print and television advertisements, retail stores, e-commerce, and even social media. The Powatag app gives shoppers the ability to make a purchase whenever they want, with greater convenience. This mobile payments app makes it possible to make a purchase…

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Convenient store chain launches its own mobile payments app and loyalty initiative

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Wawa launches new application that can support mobile payments Wawa, a convenient store chain that is based in the eastern United States, has launched its own mobile application that supports payments and serves as a connection to the company’s loyalty program. The new application is designed to appeal to mobile consumers that are interested in making payments from their smartphones. The new app will be supported by Wawa’s 680 stores along the eastern United States and may serve as a way for the company to effectively engage mobile consumers. Wawa…

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Softcard mobile wallet hit by layoffs

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The smartphone based payments venture with wireless company backing is undergoing a restructuring. According to Softcard, the mobile wallet service that was launched by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, the company is undergoing a restructuring which has caused it to lay off 60 of its employees. This wave of layoffs at the mobile payments technology company impacts between 12 and 30 percent of its workers. That range is based on the range of the staff size of the company that has been listed on its LinkedIn account. That said, the…

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Eftpos seeks to unify mobile payments

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Mobile commerce competition may soon be a thing of the past The mobile commerce field is currently awash with a variety of services that are attempting to capture the attention of consumers. Competition among these services is fierce as mobile commerce is seen to have a very promising and lucrative future. The multitude of services available to consumers has created an environment in which no single mobile commerce platform is considered to be mainstream. In Australia, a mobile payments firm is seeking to create some unity in the competitive field.…

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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 payments through PayPal launched at J.D. Sports

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The service will allow consumers to be able to use their accounts and smartphones for paying. J.D. Sports, a sports fashion chain in the United Kingdom, has now launched a mobile payments transaction method availability throughout all six of its brands and across 630 different stores in the country. This service uses the online service, PayPal, according to the latest reports. This new mobile payments service has made it possible for shoppers to the sports clothing store to be able to bring their purchases to the cash register and pay…

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Strategic partnership looks to expand mobile payments in Europe

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SK C&C to launch new mobile payments services in Europe South Korean technology firm SK C&C is set to launch its new Trusted Service Manager services in Europe later this year. These services are designed to support NFC-based mobile payments throughout Europe. The company formed a strategic partnership with Wirecard AG, a financial service firm based in Germany, in order to bolster its presence in the European mobile payments space. Both companies plan to commercialize the Trusted Servicer Manager services by the end of the year. NFC remains prominent mobile…

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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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Barclays makes update to mobile payments application

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Barclays continues to show interest in mobile payments Barclays, a global financial services organization based in the United Kingdom, has announced the introduction of new features to its relatively popular Pingit mobile payments application. Pingit has been the firm’s flagship mobile payments platform since its launch in February 2012. The application initially served as a platform that allowed Barclays customers to send money to friends and family, as well as others. As mobile commerce gained more attention throughout 2012, the firm began revising the Pingit application in order to be…

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