Today's smartphone is a calendar, contacts, games console, music centre, camera, miniature TV, communications portal, news delivery system, encyclopaedia, navigation system, memo pad... and you can also make calls on it. Yet, there is room to cram more functions in there and one in the near future is the wallet.
By Bevan Ducasse 15 May 2013 10:59
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square Inc, has announced an extension of Square, the mobile payments system, with a GPS-enabled payment system that will launch in 2013 through Starbucks.
13 Mar 2013 10:54
BARCELONA, SPAIN: Credit card giant Visa announced a global alliance with Samsung to let shoppers make payments by waving their smartphones near a special reader.
27 Feb 2013 06:09
The vast investment in NFC mobile contactless payments and services is not going to wane, despite the fact that it is not included in the new iPhone 5. It would have been great if Apple had included NFC, but is that really going to obstruct the march of NFC?
By Miles Quitmann 17 Sep 2012 12:01
It is funny to me that the future of traditional advertising is digital. Where people believe that digital will someday kill traditional media, I believe that digital is in fact its saviour. With the fast adoption of smartphones, wireless internet and other mobile devices, the emergence of traditional and digital is most certainly happening in the mobile space.
By Clinton Young 28 Jun 2012 06:50
LONDON, UK: Mobile operator, O2 has announced the launch of O2 Wallet - a service it says will deliver the benefits of mobile money to more UK consumers than any other product or service currently available. Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum and author of upcoming report Mapping Mobile Payments, April 2012, has the following comment:
2 May 2012 13:24
LONDON, UK: The UK's first NFC hackathon - "Isobar Create London" - together with O2, will award one winning team a £10 000 (about R120 000) kick-starter fund courtesy of Proxama, a leading developer of near field communication (NFC) proximity marketing technology.
13 Mar 2012 09:50
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