08/08/2011, Innotribe 2011 is an opportunity for startups in banking, payments, securities, trading, social media, big data, security, identity, mobile, small business & IT infrastructure to introduce themselves to over 9,700 banks and corporations, and win one of two $50K prizes. 10 finalists will pitch to an invitation-only audience at Sibos on September 21, 2011 in Toronto. And on September 22nd, two of those companies will each be presented with a […]
08/02/2011, It looks like carriers are hopping onto the mobile payment bandwagon of late. Verizon recently partnered with American Express to bring Serve payment to its customers, and now T-Mobile has just announced that it has partnered with Payfone to launch Direct Carrier Billing. The program will give customers the convenience of purchasing digital content and services using their mobile devices, without having to deal with whipping out their credit cards.
07/26/2011, Tired of having to manually enter in your credit card details each time you shop online, but don’t want to resort using auto-complete for privacy issues? Well, the folks over at Junio seem to have a solution for you. Called Netswipe, the service attempts to make credit card transactions in their bedroom similar to what they would do at a retail outlet. Instead of having to fill up troublesome forms […]
07/13/2011, Ever since Google Wallet was launched not too long ago, it seems to have inspired the NFC-payment movement in the country, with the next company to enter the game being PayPal – one of the world’s most popular ePayment systems. Today, PayPal has just announced the launch of its NFC-enabled Android widget that lets its users make payments with their smartphones. Instead of having to log on to PayPal to […]
06/30/2011, Soon, big bulky cash registers might be a thing of the past. VeriFone has just revealed a new tablet-based checkout device called the VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets – a software and hardware combination that will turn tablets such as the iPad, Galaxy Tab or Xoom into a cash register.
06/13/2011, Verizon Wireless and Payfone have just announced that they will be working together to bring a new mobile payment system to Verizon Wireless customers. Though details are scarce at the moment, they mentioned that the service will allow Verizon Wireless customers to make online purchases from their smartphones, tablets and PCs through numerous payment methods, including charging purchases to their monthly wireless statements or using traditional payment methods through financial […]
06/09/2011, Microsoft has been ordered to pay up by the US Supreme Court after losing a high-profile appeal, which means the company will be poorer by $290 million after paying for damages which could be a landmark case in helping tilt the balance in other patent cases against defendants who have seemingly inexhaustible bank accounts. It seemed that the whole $290m payout was due to Microsoft’s widely used Word software which […]
05/26/2011, After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support the system) with an NFC-enabled mobile phone. Say goodbye to carrying cash or credit cards around – all you need to go on a shopping spree now is your phone. […]
03/31/2011, Amazon has been reported as exploring the possibility of starting a new mobile payment system that makes use of near field communication (NFC) technology. While this tip off comes from folks who do not wish to be named (due to confidentiality reasons), it doesn’t seem too farfetched at all. NFC usage is growing in the country and many other companies have been reported to be experimenting with the technology as […]
03/28/2011, American Express has just announced the launch of Serve, “the next generation digital payment platform.” Similar to how PayPal works, Serve acts as a middleman for consumers to purchase things online and offline – the catch is that the merchants need to accept American Express cards. Through Serve, users without credit cards or are unwilling to publish their card details online will find Serve highly convenient. Serve doesn’t have any […]
03/15/2011, Ever since Google brought the Nexus S onto the market with NFC capabilities, they’ve been pretty quiet with the pushing of NFC-services throughout the country (other than Hotspot they haven’t been doing much). But now it looks like they’re back on track with NFC again. According to a report from Bloomberg, the search engine giant will be testing a mobile-payment service at stores in New York and San Francisco sometime […]