United Kingdom leads Europe in mobile commerce

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Report highlights mobile shopping trends throughout the European Union TNS, a leading market research firm, has released a new report regarding the state of mobile commerce in Europe. Many Europeans have been growing quite fond of shopping online from their mobile devices in recent years. The number of people doing so has increased significantly as smartphones and tablets become more available throughout Europe. In the United Kingdom, consumers seem to be much more enthusiastic about mobile shopping than those in other countries, according to the report from TNS. UK consumers…

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PayPal to test new mobile payment system with McDonald’s

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McDonald’s and PayPal team to provide new service PayPal has announced that it will be testing its new mobile payment system at 30 McDonald’s restaurants throughout France. PayPal has shown interest in mobile commerce, but has all but abandoned NFC technology for its mobile payment ventures. Instead, the commerce company has opted to provide payment services that are more inclusive to those without NFC-enabled mobile devices. The company’s initiative in France positions it to compete with similar mobile commerce initiatives that have been launched through the partnership of Square and…

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French airport to trail new NFC system this summer

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Airport adopts NFC technology to streamline its procedures The Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France has announced that it will be trialing a new NFC-based system that will be used to modernize the airport’s passenger services. The airport plans to use the new system to allow travelers to pass through its checking and control method using nothing more than a mobile device. Approximately 50 passengers will be selected to participate in the pilot project. These participants will be given NFC-enabled BlackBerry smart phones in order to effectively test the airport’s NFC system.…

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Fred Perry teams with Don Letts for QR code powered competition


Acclaimed UK fashion retailer Fred Perry has launched a new campaign that makes used of QR codes. The campaign is meant to promote a competition that was born from the partnership of Fred Perry and filmmaker Don Letts. The competition aims to detail the impact Fred Perry has had on the various UK subcultures since the 1950’s. Those with film footage of this time period are encouraged to submit what they have via the competition’s website, which can be accessed by scanned the QR code associated with the promotional campaign.…

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Hungarian exhibitor at the NFC Word Congress has developed a new method for

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Press Release: A new Hungarian invention unveiled in France by Cellum’s experts may result in a breakthrough in mobile payment. The new innovation enables non-bank or carrier-specific mobile purchases and bill payment and may help accelerate the increase of the international use of contactless NFC technology*. The NFC CellLink technology, an industry first, is first presented to the trade at the NFC Word Congress between 19 and 22 September.* The Cellum Group of Hungary specializes in the development of innovative technologies in mobile commerce and payment. The company’s innovations increase…

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