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Local Loyalty Program Launches with Mountain View Businesses

August 9, 2011 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Another smartphone payment system launched today, this time centered around using iPads in retail establishments.

VZW, AmEx Bring Serve to Smartphones, Tablets

August 1, 2011 8:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today said it will integrate Serve, a next-generation digital payment and commerce platform from American Express, on a variety of Verizon mobile phones and tablets.

Report: $670B in Mobile Payments by 2015

July 5, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions is set to skyrocket...


Square Raises $100M in Third Funding Round

June 29, 2011 8:01 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile payments startup Square has raised $100 million in Series C financing...

Startup Joins Mobile Commerce Fray

June 24, 2011 8:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

There's another game in town that aims to take a swipe at the mobile commerce sector. It's San Francisco-based

Google Makes Mobile Wallet a Reality

May 26, 2011 10:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile wallet has arrived, at least in a limited form, as was announced today at Google's press event in New York City. The company announced two new products, the NFC based Google Wallet and Google Offers. The two products

PayPal Broadening Its Reach

April 22, 2011 8:09 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

There isn't a week that goes by that doesn't see yet another development in the mobile payment space.

Urban Airship Adds In-App Purchase for Android

April 8, 2011 7:59 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

You could say Urban Airship is really taking off. Launched in June of 2009, the company has sent 2.6 billion push notifications across iOS, Android and BlackBerry.


Isis Launches First Trial in Utah

April 6, 2011 8:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Isis, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, announced it will conduct a pilot of the Isis mobile commerce program in Salt Lake City in early- to mid-2012.

Zong Releases Payment Index

March 31, 2011 8:22 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

More changes have occurred in the mobile payments space in the last 10 months than the first 10 years of Zong's lifespan, so the company decided the time is right to publicly release an index to show what's going on.

Gemalto Partners with MasterCard on NFC Solution

March 30, 2011 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Gemalto, provider of digital security solutions, today advanced the near field communications (NFC) payment space with the announcement of a UICC-embedded software application...

NFC Takes Baby Steps to Market

March 22, 2011 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While Balsan and the other three panelists agreed that this is truly the "launch year" for NFC, they also came to the consensus that it's going to be baby steps from here.

BilltoMobile, BOKU Collaborate

January 28, 2011 7:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Yesterday, BilltoMobile and BOKU announced they would get together to offer secure mobile payments for Verizon Wireless customers.


Starbucks Mobile Payments Go National

January 19, 2011 6:49 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Starbucks has gone nationwide with its mobile payment service, allowing customers to pay for in-store purchases with smartphones...

KDDI Invests $22M in Mobile Payments

December 13, 2010 7:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

KDDI is investing $22 million in U.S.-based Microfinance International to fund the creation of a mobile payments platform.

AT & T, T-Mobile, VZW Unite to Tackle Mobile Payments

November 16, 2010 7:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless today announced a joint venture, which will be called Isis and will be charged with building a national mobile commerce network.

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...

Obopay Adds STAR Transfer Service

September 8, 2010 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Obopay, the mobile payment service with backing from Nokia, has struck an agreement with the STAR Network to incorporate the STAR Expedited Transfer Service into its Mobile Money for Banks offering. Obopay's Mobile Money for Banks allows banks to deploy

Universal Mobile Payments in a Fragmented App Market

September 1, 2010 1:15 pm | by Jay Emmet, OpenMarket | Articles | Comments

In the world of mobile apps, Apple is the undisputed market leader. In fact, Apple was responsible for approximately 99.4 percent of all mobile apps sold last year...

Report: AT & T, VZW and T-Mo Tackle Contactless Payments

August 2, 2010 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Rivals AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA may be looking to capitalize on the mobile payments space...

Zong Navigates Mobile Payments, Android Uncertainty

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

Last week, mobile payment company Zong announced beta trials for its in-app carrier billing technology on Google's Android platform.

Mopay Adds Physical Goods Purchases in 28 Countries

May 19, 2010 8:24 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile payment solutions provider mopay says it now supports the purchase of physical goods via mobile phones in 28 countries, and the list is growing every day.

iPhone Gets Contactless Payment Solution

May 18, 2010 8:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

DeviceFidelity announced the availability of its In2Pay solution for iPhone...

German Payments Company Eyes U.S.

March 23, 2010 12:21 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

One of the top European providers of mobile payments, Germany's mopay, thinks U.S. wireless subscribers are getting more interested in using their phones to pay for content and services.

Visa Launches Mobile Alerts for Wells Fargo Credit Cards

March 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wells Fargo is rolling out a mobile alert service for its Visa credit card customers which sends out alerts within seconds of a suspicious transaction.

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