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M-Commerce: Bank of Montreal deploys PayPass tags “for mobile”

The Bank of Montreal, Canada, isn’t waiting around for mobile operators. Oh no. They’ve taken matters into their own hands and have now deployed PayPass technology for their customers. 70% of Canadians reportedly own mobile phones which is why the bank reckons the time is right. Here’s a bit of detail from Moneyville.ca: Bank of […]

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Services

M-Commerce: The importance of being able to deliver locally, today, right now

It’s always exciting to see what’s launched at TechCrunch Disrupt. Postmates caught my attention. Have a quick read of this two para overview: Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt, a new startup is launching that is aiming to bring some disruption to the courier space once and for all. Postmates is hoping to transform this niche industry […]

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Opinion Services

M-Commerce: I want digital receipts, now!

I was doing a bit of research on digital receipts and came across this article from Stephanie Clifford over at the New York Times. Have a read: Major retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom, Gap Inc. (which owns Old Navy and Banana Republic), Anthropologie, Patagonia, Sears and Kmart, have begun offering electronic versions of receipts, […]

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Operators

Canadian operator Rogers files to become a bank

This is one of the highest profile examples of an operator filing to become a bank. Most of the time when I speak to senior executives about their plans in this area, they reply that, ‘all that filing-to-be-a-bank stuff is complicated’, and the conversation ends. It’s nice to see an operator doing something a little […]

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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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Opinion

An increasing focus on M-Commerce here at Mobile Industry Review

The whole M-Commerce marketplace is getting highly, highly exciting. I read yesterday that savvy mobile consumers actually reclaim 38 extra days a year by using ‘Mobile Economic Time’. That is, they do their shopping on the go, whilst they’re on the train, or sitting on the bus — time that would otherwise be used up […]

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Operators Opinion

Operator Innovation: Taxis, baby, taxis!

In the second in my series of Operator Innovation posts, I’m looking at Taxis. Why isn’t there a ‘taxi’ button in every Orange phone? Seriously — think about the possibilities? Buy an Orange contract and you’ll get prioritised access to over 450 fully approved and vetted taxi firms across the UK. That’s one firm in […]

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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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The utterly complicated procedure for acquiring a bottle of water at a hotel

Last night I wanted a bottle of sparkling water (I like the bubbles). I went down to the Hotel bar to get one — and I documented the ridiculously complicated experience in the context of today’s connected environment. This is something I discussed (well, at least, alluded to) in my presentation at this week’s The […]