Articles tagged with: Mobile Payments and Mobile Commerce

Telecom Italia to Enable Mobile Payments from 2010

Telecom Italia has announced that it will start supporting payments via mobile phones from next year in association with the Italian Movincom Consortium. more

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Sybase Buys Mobile Payment Vendor

Sybase has announced that it has acquired privately held, paybox Solutions, a developer of mobile payment solutions for an undisclosed amount. more

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NFC Not an Answer for Mobile Payments, But Alternatives Offer Promise

Once, NFC (Near Field Communication) was the leading contender among technologies that could enable mobile payments. But NFC has developed more slowly than anticipated, and will not offer viable large-scale mobile payment solutions for at least six years. more

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Increasing Consumer Adoption of M-Payment Schemes - report

Mobile payments are set to rise to US$10 billion in total revenue by 2010, thanks to the entrance of new players offering m-payment schemes and subsequent consumer demand, according to Alan Goode, senior analyst and author with Juniper Research. And following the announcement of the expansion of PayPal services into the micro mPayment and mRetail sector, this will only serve to facilitate a fundamental shift in global consumer payment services now and into the future. more

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Wireless Trade Show Pushes All-In-One Nature Of Handsets

LAS VEGAS -(Dow Jones)- According to Len Lauer, chief operating officer of Sprint Nextel, there are only three forgotten things consumers will return home for: a cellphone, a wallet or purse, and keys.  more

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Soweto leading Africa in m-commerce usage

The emergence of the cellphone as an m-commerce channel has created the ability for MasterCard technology to address the needs of the emerging market in South Africa. In what is considered just the beginning, MasterCard Southern Africa and Simplus's jointly developed m-commerce solution has generated over US$250 million turnover in 2003. more

Related Tags: m-commerce, tickets, mastercard, payphone

Nokia handsets approved by Visa

Nokia and Visa EU have announced a cooperation in the field of mobile payments. The cooperation is centered on the new advanced wallet application in Nokia handsets and the Verified by Visa service. The new version of the wallet application, first introduced in the Nokia 6220 and Nokia 6600 phones, makes service access and mobile payment easy and convenient for mobile users. The application enables users to store a range of personal information, such as usernames and passwords for different mobile services, Visa payment card details, delivery addresses and personal notes, on their mobile phone and easily retrieve that data during a browsing session to fill in required data fields. more

Related Tags: eu, visa

Mobile payments group rebrands

The Mobile Payments Services Association (MPSA), founded by Orange, Telefonica Moviles, T-Mobile and Vodafone to drive interoperable mobile payments, has announced a new brand name and corporate identity - Simpay. more

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New board members for mobile payment forum

The Mobile Payment Forum has announced five new board members following a doubling in the size of the organization's membership base since the beginning of the year. The Forum was created as a cross industry group to enable secure, user-friendly mobile payment transactions and to expand the global market for mobile (m) commerce. more

Related Tags: oracle, telecom-italia-mobile, visa, mastercard, american-express

USA networks fostering mobile commerce

A new report from The Yankee Group has suggested that cellular networks can foster a mobile commerce economy by providing a billing and settlement platform for third-party developers, and by creating a clear distinction between free and premium content. more

Related Tags: customer-care, yankee-group, brew

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