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Which mobile payments system would you rather use? Vodafone’s or Apple’s?

The FT today reports about the European operator mobile payment initiative that’s gathering a head of steam: The UK’s largest mobile operators are preparing for the launch of Europe’s first joint mobile phone payments platform following indications that regulatory approval for the venture could come as early as this summer. Now then, here’s a question: […]

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Devices News

PacSun clothing retailer deploys iPads to shop floor sales associates

Here’s another example of enterprise iPad usage — much like the Lowe’s news this week, it’s clear that businesses are ultra keen on putting smart technology such as the iPad in the hands of their customer-facing people. Right now, sales people in shops are often highly redundant beyond issuing a greeting and helping you pay […]

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News

From Barter to Barclaycard: The History of Payments

Here’s a wee sponsored video from Barclaycard taking a look at the history of how people pay for things. Barclaycard used award-winning director, Dominic Bridgstock, to bring the film to life in the style of Horrible Histories – a Brit comedy classic that Dominic has previously directed. Here’s the vid:

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Applications News

The Pizza Express App: Pay for your meal via PayPal!

Now then, this is brilliant news for all pizza lovers across the United Kingdom — and indeed, anyone else who happens to visit the UK. And anyone who’s been following the burgeoning m-payments space too. You can now pay for your Pizza Express meal using the all new Pizza Express app. It’s fully integrated with […]

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MEF invites you to their Mobile Content & Commerce event in Miami

Picture the scene across Europe come 30th of November 2010. Rain will be coming down intermittently in sheets. It’ll be dark until 9am for a few hours before the pitch black descends once more. You won’t be able to go anywhere without an umbrella and a decent coat. Most of the UK goes into seasonal-depressed-mode […]

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Applications

‘Wrapped’ content is on the increase

I got some news in from Jens Lauritzon, MD of Accumulate UK (that’s him above). I’m really, really liking the Accumulate concept. First, though, let’s have a bit of background… Imagine the scene – you’re a 15 year old in Thailand on a PAYG deal and you’ve just got a new phone. You’ve been playing […]

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SocialCord mobile payment platform is going places

Watch this one like a hawk; I’ve seen it demonstrated and it’s utter, utter genius.  This kind of concept has been around for a while in the UK and Europe but it’s been poorly delivered and the market hasn’t been mature enough for it. Quite simply you’re presented with a screen to type in your […]

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Operators Opinion

Is Nokia becoming Fox?

That’s one of the opened-ended questions posed by Kerrianne Gauld, Biz Dev at Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance on MoMoLondon this afternoon. Have a read: Hi I’m doing some research on the mobile advertising sector and wondered if anyone had any views on the sustainability of the sector. If the projected ad spend by 2013 […]

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News

IBM kicks off universal translator, mobile soul removal

IBM has been touting the latest initiative to come out of its Research Labs, aimed at building a slew of services for the developing economies where mobile phones are the de facto web access device. There’s a lot of fluff around the initiative (social networks go mobile – who’d have thought it?), but some potentially […]