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Loving my Barclaycard bPay pay band (and paying with my contactless cufflink)

I’ve always liked the idea of contactless. Two years ago I took up the ‘contactless challenge’ from the team at Gemalto and tried out a series of tasks with the Gemalto supplied contactless SIM (in the Galaxy S4). It was a superb experience which really reinforced just how much I loved the concept of contactless. […]

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Services

ImpulsePay: One simple way to fix The Cloud’s silly mobile payments system

Last night I published a request asking for suggestions for companies that could replace the utterly dire payments check-out/gateway system used by The Cloud. I can’t quite believe that The Cloud’s product management team or their executive team allowed the existing system to go live in it’s present state. You can read about my crazy […]

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Operators Opinion

Rubbish UK mobile & banking industries finally get a clue about mobile text payments (next year)

Dear reader: Have a quick read of this post from Emily over at Textually. I quote the key explanatory bit here: UK mobile users will be able to send and receive money by sharing only their phone number by Spring 2014, the Payments Council has said, reports the BBC. via textually.org: Payments by text message […]

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Operators

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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Services

Square is doing rather well in the States

If you’ve been tracking the developments of the M-Commerce arena, you’ll most probably have had an eye on Square, the mobile payments startup. They’ve been doing rather well of late as this post from TechCrunch points out. It’s a useful primer that’ll bring you up to date. I’m interested to understand what the team at […]

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Applications

Tiny Tower: Hugely addictive, rather expensive!

New contributor Neil Ramsay is back once again this week with a look at Tiny Towering Inferno. Over to you Neil… – – – – – Tiny Tower (iTunes link, free) is a game for iOS devices; it’s insanely addictive and best of all it’s free, kind off. You see Tiny Tower, developed by NimbleBit, […]

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News

Jobs: Community Manager needed for Android app company

Right then, please do pass this one around to anyone you think might be on the lookout for work. My very good friend Ilana is recruiting for a Community Manager to help out with a company that produces a mobile payments app for the Android platform. This is a super, *super* opportunity to get a […]

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Applications

Use the Dominio’s Pizza app to order ahead from their new motorway store

Another Pizza-themed post today, this time about Dominio’s. The company is about to open it’s first motorway store at the Leigh Delamere East services station in Wiltshire on the M4. This, by the way, should be encouraged. I’m a little bored of the usual Burger King offerings at a lot of these service stations. This […]

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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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Devices Operators Services

First look at Orange’s Samsung Tocco Quick Tap

Thanks to Orange I managed to get hold of the all new Samsung Tocco handset with Quick Tap contactless payments support. I filmed a quick video overview with Socialcam to show you what it’s all about. I did a semi-unboxing (I’d already switched on the phone) and then I set about messing around with the […]

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Devices News Operators

Quick Tap contactless payments from Orange & Barclaycard: Live today!

Well then — it’s good news this morning for Orange and Barclaycard. They’ve left other mobile operators waving in the dust with the launch of their all new ‘Quick Tap‘ contactless payments service. You know the drill, right? We’ve been hearing about this sort of use case for quite a while. If you’d like to […]

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Devices Operators

Everything Everywhere: NFC launching with 40k shops ready to rock

Dusan over at IntoMobile has the details: UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere, which is a joint venture between Deutsche Telecom’s T-Mobile and France Telecom’s Orange, announced a commercial launch of a nationwide contactless mobile payments scheme in Q2 2011. via UK: Everything Everywhere announces first commercial NFC rollout during Q2 2011. Good work Everything Everywhere. […]