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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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Square’s new iPad ‘cash register’ — nice

There’s a nice post on TechCrunch today about mobile payments genius, Square. They’re certainly beginning to rock the marketplace. The numbers in the first paragraph alone read very much like ‘job done’ in the context of Silicon Valley. I’m particularly excited by their iPad ‘cash register’. Just like many organisations have jumped to Google Apps, […]

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Orange and Barclaycard introducing mobile payments (Updated)

It’s just a small entry on page 5 of today’s London Telegraph Business section. Indeed it’s only 6 paragraphs of text – maybe 150 words. But it’s explosive news for the UK mobile payments sector. For years as both consumers and mobile industry cheerleaders, we’ve been sat waiting for something like this to happen — […]

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Coming to a Country Near You, Contactless Mobile Payment Trials

Tim Sills is based out of Southern California and one of his bags is mobile payments. He’s got quite a bit of experience in the category so I asked him to write an overview of where we are in the marketplace from his perspective. Here we go. Tim, over to you: – – – – […]