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Review: Is Paying by Phone Really Easier than Plastic?

October 2, 2014 9:40 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

In theory, mobile-payment services such as Google Wallet are easy to use. You simply download an app and enter your card information. With Apple Pay, you can even snap a picture of the card or use the one you already use with Apple's iTunes.

BlackBerry Moving into Mobile Payments with EnStream

June 12, 2014 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Under the agreement, EnStream will leverage BlackBerry’s infrastructure to enable financial...

Square to Offers Financing to Small Businesses

May 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The company conducted a pilot produce where thousands of sellers used Square Capital to buy...

Intuit Buys Mobile Bill Pay Service Check

May 27, 2014 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Check has a mobile app that automates and consolidates the bill-pay process all in one place,...

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Review: LoopWallet Bests NFC Alternatives, at Least for Now

February 19, 2014 2:22 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The introduction of any new technology is almost always fraught with quirks and rough edges. When VHS and BetaMax first came out, snarled tape and long rewind times were to be expected. When CDs were first released, skipping on the new players was par for the course. Such is the case with mobile payments. 

Visa, MasterCard Offer More Phone Payment Options

February 19, 2014 10:09 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Visa and Mastercard announced separately on Wednesday, that they will give merchants and banks more options for incorporating NFC payment systems into their mobile apps. The hope is that the move will make it easier for more people to use their phones to pay for things. 

Isis, Jamba Juice Offering Free Drinks to Lure Mobile Wallet Users

October 16, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Isis and Jamba Juice have announced a tasty partnership to jumpstart usage of Isis’s NFC Mobile Wallet: one million free smoothies. "Jamba Juice is committed to supporting new and existing customers in an ultra-mobile retail world," Jamba Juice CEO James White said in a statement. 

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CBS Sports to Open Fantasy Platform to Developers

January 17, 2012 7:02 am | by Oskar Garcia, Associated Press | News | Comments

CBS Sports is opening its fantasy sports platform to third-party developers, allowing them to sell league-specific apps...

RIM Looks to Manage Android, iOS Devices

November 29, 2011 7:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The company says Mobile Fusion will allow IT departments to manage smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry, Android and iOS operating systems.

M-Commerce: The Need for an End-to-End M-Payment Solution

November 7, 2011 9:24 am | by James Monaghan, OpenMarket | Articles | Comments

Notwithstanding the challenges of increased merchant competition, high deployment costs and consumer confusion, there is a market need for a true end-to-end m-payment solution that merchants can immediately use to drive consumer behavior and additional revenues.

The Fight for the Mobile Wallet

November 7, 2011 9:17 am | by Joe Salesky, FreeMonee Network | Articles | Comments

Google and PayPal are considering entering the mobile wallet space. At two recent conferences, executives from these companies presented information about their wallets and shared descriptions of how banks or merchants will get real estate in this emerging arena.

Report: Rich Content Driving Higher CTR

October 24, 2011 8:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mobile advertising agency Jumptap today released its MobileSTAT Report, which covers network data for the month of September.

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Keynote Scores Mobile Banking Efforts

September 15, 2011 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Banks are putting greater emphasis on mobile banking strategies, according to Keynote Competitive Research's mobile banking scorecard.

Opinion: iCloud Another Example for Industry

June 7, 2011 8:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Yesterday's Apple keynote was big if you're a Mac or iOS user. If you're not, you might have given it nothing more than a passing glance.

Ballmer Promises 500 New Features in Mango

May 23, 2011 7:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Steve Ballmer today announced that Microsoft will be adding 500 new features to its next iteration of Windows Phone 7...

Nokia Rebrands Ovi to Nokia Services

May 16, 2011 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia's Ovi Store is no more, according to blog post on the company's website.

Transaction Declined? Texting Would OK Overdrafts

May 10, 2011 8:15 am | by Candice Choi, AP Personal Finance Writer | News | Comments

If you're willing to pay a $35 fee to overdraw your checking account, just text your approval to the bank.

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mSpot Switches Up Pricing to Entice Movie Watchers

April 15, 2011 8:12 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

mSpot is trying to entice more consumers to join its Movies Club with new pricing: offering new releases for as low as $3...

Journalists to Launch News Corp's iPad Newspaper

January 14, 2011 7:14 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stop the presses — completely. The world's first iPad newspaper, The Daily, is prepping for launch.

Dell, LG, Samsung Join Mobile TV Effort

January 4, 2011 7:32 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Four top consumer electronics manufacturers have joined a new mobile television forum created by the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC).

Notify Offers MDM Solution

December 15, 2010 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As more and more non-BlackBerry devices, including tablets, Androids and iPhones, are brought into the enterprise, the task of managing them securely has become a chore for IT departments everywhere.

Ready, Set, Shop

November 29, 2010 7:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

While the majority of Cyber Monday shoppers will shop from their home computer, a growing number of people this year plan to shop via their smartphones today.

Shopping 2.0: Providing an Optimized Experience

September 13, 2010 12:48 pm | by Sean Cook, ShopVisible | Articles | Comments

Over the past few years, advancements in mobile technology have been nothing short of remarkable. Smartphones have become the norm, allowing people to break the chains of the living room PC...

Q & A: Isaac Babbs Talks Qualcomm's Incubator Lab

August 31, 2010 7:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wireless Week spoke with Babbs about the lab's direction, processes and Qualcomm's strategic thinking behind its launch. Below are edited excerpts from their discussion.

Air2Web Partners with SAS

August 24, 2010 8:36 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Enterprises that want a fairly easy and straightforward way to incorporate mobile marketing into their business may find it a bit easier now that Air2Web has partnered with SAS.

Flipboard Gets $10.5 Million in Funding

July 21, 2010 7:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Flipboard announced today that it has secured $10.5 million in initial funding.

IDC: Mobile Banking Use Doubles

July 12, 2010 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

IDC says mobile banking use has nearly doubled since last year but warns that the platform has yet to generate new sales for financial institutions.

Mitek Rolls Out Remote Deposit App

July 2, 2010 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MiTek Systems just released what it is calling the "gold standard" for remote mobile deposit of checks by consumers and business people...

GetJar Secures $11M in Series B Round

June 24, 2010 9:43 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

GetJar closed an $11 million Series B found of financing that will help the company expand its distribution and do more product improvements.

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