Predicted Apple and Google Wallet will pressure MNOs into heavy mobile payment rivalry

Mobile Commerce

Mobile wallets are at our doorstep, and though mobile network operators (MNOs) will be offering most of the mobile wallets based on NFC, from 2012 to 2016, their massive slice of the market will begin to decrease in size as Apple and Google start to draw their own loyal users. According to ABI Research senior analyst for mobile commerce and NFC, Mark Beccue, by the end of 2012’s fourth quarter, “Google will prove that Google Wallet is a hit with consumers. By 2014, we will see Google Wallets supported alongside…

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Will next year mark the explosion of mobile payments?

NFC Technology

Last week in San Francisco, the GigaOm Mobilize 2011 conference made its main focus the omnipresence of mobile, with a notable focus on the takeoff of mobile payments. The conference was two days long, but included fifty sessions that allowed the participants to deliberate over the influence and the future of the cloud computing mash-up, and of the mobile web, for generating new mobile opportunities, especially in the increasingly familiar theme of mobile payments. Several of the primary topics of debate were focused on the advancements in technology occurring between…

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