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Apple patent hints at future of mobile payments

Apple patent hints at future of mobile payments

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Apple may be ready to get involved in NFC A new patent filed by Apple suggests that the company may be moving forward with its tentative mobile commerce plans. Apple has opted to take a cautious approach to the issue of mobile payments, having taken note of the serious security issues that are related to this practice. In recent years, the mobile space has been flooded with security problems that have caused … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Apple may release a mobile commerce platform this year

Apple may release a mobile commerce platform this year

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

QR codes were scanned by droves of holiday shoppers

QR codes were scanned by droves of holiday shoppers

During the Christmas shopping season, consumers scanned over 10 million quick response codes. The latest report issued by Scanbuy has revealed that there has been a considerable 33 percent increase in barcode scans, including QR codes, UPCs, and even NFC tags, throughout the holiday season by users of mobile devices. This shows that when compared to 2012, the use of these quick response codes has experienced growth. Leading provider of mobile engagement solutions, Scanbuy, Inc., recent released its … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce platform embraced by UK banks

Mobile commerce platform embraced by UK banks

Five banks to pick up Zapp mobile commerce platform later this year Five of the United Kingdom’s largest banks are set to embrace mobile payments. First Direct, Nationwide, Santander, Metro Bank, and HSBC are moving to provide their combined 18 million customers with the ability to make mobile payments leveraging QR codes and NFC technology later this year. This will be made possible through the use of Zapp, a mobile commerce platform from VocaLink. The five … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

China Mobile and UnionPay reach agreement on mobile commerce standards

China Mobile and UnionPay reach agreement on mobile commerce standards

NFC-based mobile commerce may be poised for growth in China China Mobile, one of China’s largest telecommunications operators, and UnionPay, the country’s only provider of bank cards, have reached an agreement concerning standards meant to govern NFC-based mobile payments. The two organizations have been embroiled in a disagreement concerning these standards for some time, somewhat stagnating the growth of NFC-based mobile commerce. Now that a deal has been reached between the two organizations, standards are likely … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

NFC technology integrated into shopping cart tablets

NFC technology integrated into shopping cart tablets

This near field communications initiative has been launched in Brazil by the global mayonnaise brand, Hellman’s. Global mayo brand, Hellman’s, has developed their own unique NFC technology idea, which they are rolling out in Brazil, as a part of a mobile marketing campaign to help consumers to know what to do with the foods that they have placed into their shopping carts. This is not the first time that Hellman’s has dabbled in tech to help to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Mobile Marketing, Near Field Communications

OTI finalizes sale of SmartID division

OTI finalizes sale of SmartID division

Mobile commerce firm closes sale of SmartID to SuperCom On Track Innovations (OTI), a leading developer of cashless payment technologies, has announced the successful sale of its SmartID division to SuperCom, a digital identity solutions provider. SmartID was sold for approximately $10 million and SuperCom is expected to continue the organization’s daily operations, taking on SmartID’s clients and ensuring they have access to the acquired organization’s services and products. SuperCom is also expected to take on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC market shows some promise

NFC market shows some promise

New report highlights the growth of the global NFC technology market Markets and Markets has released a new report concerning the global NFC market. NFC technology has served as the foundation for mobile commerce for several years, but the technology can be used for much more than facilitating mobile shopping and payments. NFC is also quite capable when it comes to data sharing, allowing consumers to send digital information in a relatively easy and efficient fashion. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

New partnership seeks to expand mobile commerce in Australia

New partnership seeks to expand mobile commerce in Australia

Commonwealth Bank, Samsung, and MasterCard form new partnership Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has partnered with MasterCard and Samsung Electronics Australia in order to provide consumers with new mobile commerce services based on NFC technology. The partnership is meant to further encourage the adoption of mobile commerce throughout the country as well as increase the focus on Samsung’s line of NFC-enabled devices. NFC devices are needed if consumers want to make use of services that are based on … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News