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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.

Google Working on Phone with Built-in Payment Tool

November 16, 2010 7:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is taking another stab at designing a game-changing mobile phone, this time by including a built-in payment system...

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.

Verizon, Danal Plan Upcoming BilltoMobile Service

March 22, 2010 10:34 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Danal said today that Verizon Wireless plans to launch Danal's BilltoMobile payment service later this spring.

MocoSpace Realizes Monetization

March 17, 2010 8:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speaking at a session at SXSW on Tuesday, MocoSpace Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Casey Jones discussed various methods of monetizing traffic on the mobile Web.

Mobile Money for Convenience & Necessity

March 7, 2010 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Mobile money consists of mobile banking and payment services, two distinctly different types of financial instruments. Their success varies depending in large part on those financial tools already in place in any given region.

Carriers Defend ETFs to FCC

February 24, 2010 7:30 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The country's four nationwide carriers defended their early termination fee (ETF) policies in separate filings with the FCC yesterday...

ARPU Drops, Net Adds Slow at Canada's Telus

February 12, 2010 7:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Canadian operator Telus had a difficult fourth quarter as sales, wireless net adds and ARPU all posted declines.

Amazon Accepts Macmillan's Demands

February 1, 2010 7:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Last Thursday, Macmillan CEO John Sargent gave Amazon an ultimatum on pricing for its eBook titles.

BOKU Lands $25M in Venture Financing

January 19, 2010 7:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile payments company BOKU has raised a cool $25 million in a Series C funding round led by DAG Ventures and existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Driving ARPU with Mobile Payments

November 18, 2009 12:08 pm | by Conrad Sheehan, mPayy | Articles | Comments

Mobile payments are frequently discussed and written about, but all too often it is without specificity or exactly "how" mobile payments will work and why.

Report: Verizon Doubling Early Termination Fees

November 4, 2009 6:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

According to a document leaked to the Web site Boy Genius Report, Verizon Wireless has plans to double its early termination fee on "advanced devices."

Mobile Payment Options Evolve

October 29, 2009 1:17 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

  Two online payment companies recently took steps to allow consumers to pay for goods using their cell phone numbers, but the charges don’t appear on consumers’ cell phone bills. Instead, Zong and Obopay are allowing users to pay with

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