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WorldPay research shows mCommerce take up halted by lack of payment page optimisation

You can’t make this stuff up. Real life, eh? Over the past few days I’ve been critical of The Cloud and their payments provider, WorldPay, for making it exceptionally difficult (if not potentially impossible) for their users — well, me — to sign-up and pay for their WiFi service. I was just having a look […]

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Opinion

Interested in Mobile Money? Check out Tim Green’s new site

Tim Green is a proper journalist. He is incredibly well respected across the mobile world and as Editor of Mobile Entertainment magazine (and later, the website), he had a front row seat for the iPhonisation of the industry. Previous to iPhone, I think it was fair to say the field Mobile Entertainment was limited to […]

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Applications Services

Video Demo: Pay for your Cappuccino with your iPhone

Following up on my Starbucks post earlier today, thanks to Carl Martin who pointed out this fabulous video from the Starbucks crew showing the all new Starbucks app being used to pay for coffee. Here’s the video:

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Use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks in the UK

Thank you to reader Iain Mercer who emailed this morning about Starbucks. As a loyal fan of Starbucks filter coffee, Iain has using their reward card enthusiastically along with the hundreds of thousands of other caffeine addicted Brits. For a while now Iain’s been using the Starbucks iOS app to easily locate his nearest shop […]

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How I spent £432 in 4 minutes on my iPad

Last night I was on the phone to my father catching up on the week’s excitement. Of course, the Christmas period is arriving fast and one of his particular tasks this weekend is to pick up Gran. This means driving from Essex to Glasgow, staying overnight and then driving back with Gran. My father quite […]

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Opinion

Are there more m-commerce transactions in areas where people commute by train?

Yesterday evening I bumped into the team from Kalio at the Mobile Commerce Forum here in Houston. Kalio are a leading provider of integrated commerce services for retailers. They also specialise in multi-channel offerings, including, of course, the mobile platform. I’m aiming to do a piece on Kalio’s mobile offering — but I wanted to […]

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Domino’s Pizza does £130,000 in a single day via mobile

Goodness me have a read of this post from Matt over at The Next Web: Domino’s Pizza, one of the world’s most popular pizza chains, continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of establishing an online presence and developing mobile applications after the company announced its biggest day ever for online sales last Saturday, taking over £1 […]

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Ortery’s lightbox and turntables — a must for any commerce site

The Mobile Commerce Forum here in Houston comprises of two main segments: There’s the conference and then there’s the exhibit floor. The conference begins in earnest this morning at 815am sharp, with frequent breaks to pop into the exhibition area. Yesterday evening there was a reception in the exhibition area so I managed to take […]

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Hello from the Mobile Commerce Forum in Houston, TX

Here’s a little video from downtown Houston — well, from the 19th floor of the Hilton Americas, about today’s Mobile Commerce Forum event. (Note: I filmed this using SocialCam and I applied their ‘noire’ black & white filter. Rather nifty.)

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Good morning from the Mobile Commerce Forum, Houston TX!

Hello y’all! It’s Ewan here, live from Houston, Texas. I’m at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston where the Mobile Commerce Forum is taking place over the next three days. I arrived in time to take in the opening of the exhibition element of the conference. I had a super time walking around the […]

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Applications

24hourlondon: A crucial requirement for all those with a social life in London

A little while ago I came across 24hourlondon. It’s an app that does what it says on the tin. That is, it helps you easily locate London’s 24-hour establishments — or, frankly, the restaurants, bars and clubs that are open late. When you want the night’s festivities to continue beyond the 11pm cut-off imposed by […]

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DPD parcel delivery email notification — smart, but let’s go mobile too?

Here’s the email I just received from DPD. I ordered a lot of stuff from Amazon on Friday and over the weekend so we’re due a few deliveries today. It was nice to get this update by email. It’s a super example of smart thinking. Amazon already has my email address. I am utterly content […]