Category Archives: Mobile Commerce

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3 Ways U.S. Payment Tech Is Behind the Times

The United States lags behind other countries in terms of deployment of advanced payment technologies that offer greater security. Chip-embedded cards that make counterfeiting or copying tougher are common in Britain and Canada, and Target CEO Greg Steinhafel is urging U.S. banks and stores to embrace such technology. Meanwhile, Gartner projects $235.4 billion in globalContinue Reading

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EBay Says PayPal to Be in 2 Million Stores This Year

EBay says PayPal is on track to be deployed in 2 million retail stores in 2013 as it jockeys with Square and Intuit for mobile payments, with PayPal President David Marcus saying PayPal has signed up RadioShack and had been set up in 250,000 stores as of April. EBay is attempting to sustain PayPal’s growthContinue Reading

iPads as Cash Registers Are About to Go From Novelty to Norm

Between 2011 and 2012, the number of “mobile point-of-sale” terminals registered by businesses worldwide more than doubled, according to U.K. industry research firm Timetric. The newly released report doesn’t see such a dramatic rate of uptake to continue year after year, but researchers do project that the percentage of checkout counters using mobile point-of-sale systemsContinue Reading

Mobile payments account for ten per cent of Starbucks revenue

Almost four million mobile payment transactions every week. Coffee chain Starbucks is experiencing significant growth in terms of the number of its customers making mobile payments, after it was revealed that ten per cent of its revenues in the US are made up by mobile transactions, Mobile Commerce Daily has reported. Starbucks is currently seeingContinue Reading

With Tablets, Businesses Ring Up at More Fanciful Cash Registers

The emergence of tablets is encouraging businesses to install more aesthetically sophisticated and more practical cash registers, including devices that can swivel around or hang on the wall, iPad enclosures fashioned from bamboo, and other designs that seek to eliminate the registers’ clunky appearance while making them more flexible and user-friendly. The new designs dovetailContinue Reading

Visa Enlists More Banks in E-Commerce Battle

More than 50 banks and credit unions plan to make a new “digital wallet” service from Visa Inc. available to customers, giving a boost to the world’s largest payments network as it battles for a bigger piece of the e-commerce business. The financial institutions will offer Visa’s new application to consumers throughout the nextContinue Reading

IBM Research Conjures Up Augmented Reality Mobile Shopping App

IBM has developed an augmented reality mobile shopping application that allows retailers to personalize each individual customer’s shopping experience. Consumers using the app can enter a store, download the app on their mobile device, and create a profile of features that matter to them. The mobile device’s video camera can recognize products according to shapes,Continue Reading

Facebook Looks to Bolster Payments Business

Facebook aims to fortify its non-advertising revenue by letting users worldwide make payments on the social site in local currency while allowing application developers to charge on a subscription basis so that they can establish a “recurring revenue stream and offer updated content or premium experiences for a monthly fee.” Subscriptions also would create recurringContinue Reading

BilltoMobile Partners With Discover on Mobile Payments Push

BilltoMobile has announced an alliance with Discover in which Discover’s e-commerce retailers will be able to offer carrier billing as a possible payment option at checkout. The new partnership is being advertised as a “marketing agreement” designed to drive takeup of carrier billing in digital merchandise, m-commerce, and the mobile payments space. BilltoMobile lets consumersContinue Reading