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Starbucks rocking the mobile world with over 70 million mobile transactions

The Starbucks Coffee Company has become an architect of great commercial success with their entry to mobile applications world eighteen months ago. As of late last year they can now boast in having over 70 million payments through their mobile [...]

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Mobile app assisting those with visual disabilities

September 28, 2012 | Uncategorized

A mobile application published by the nonprofit group Horizons for the Blind is offering solutions to the visually-impaired by increasing their autonomy when shopping at stores. Horizons for the Blind have been working on the app, called DirectionsForMe, with consumer [...]

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Cybercrime: are you one of its increasing numbers of victims?

September 14, 2012 | Uncategorized

A new Norton Cybercrime Report cites that 1.5 million people worldwide are victims of online crime on a daily basis. They also claim that 2 out of every 3 internet users have been affected by cybercrime at least once in [...]

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Everything Everywhere and MasterCard team up

September 7, 2012 | Uncategorized

MasterCard’s deal with T-Mobile and Orange has come to an end. A new 5 year deal between MasterCard and Everything Everywhere has been forged. Their plan is to develop a person to person payment system close in comparison to Pingit.  [...]

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American Sale bringing delivery convenience to customers via mobile

Anybody who has had to wait for delivery from a store knows the pain of being stuck at home, prisoner to the vague delivery times given to them. Superstore American Sale is changing that through the establishment of their own [...]

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Google Wallet releases version 2.0

Out with the old and in with the new. Google has released version 2.0 of their Google Wallet service which allows a prepaid credit card of your choice to be stored in a completely secure environment.  The prepaid card simply [...]

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Boston’s LevelUp continues to secure major funding within the mobile payments arena

August 14, 2012 | Uncategorized

LevelUp, the Boston based mobile payment service provider and sister company to SCVNGR, has announced that they have raised an additional $9 million to up their total funding to a whopping $21 million. The latest investment comes from T-Venture, who [...]

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Apple moving in on mobile payments technology with AuthenTec purchase

August 7, 2012 | Uncategorized

The first important bit of news is that Apple’s foray into the mobile payments world will begin this fall with the release of their Passbook software. We mentioned two weeks ago  that Passbook would be delayed, however it was recently announced that it [...]

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Is ViVOtech closing its doors? CEO Mick Mullagh says no

July 31, 2012 | Uncategorized

The NFC (near field communication) software and POS systems company ViVOtech is reported to be shutting down its operations, despite securing nearly $100 million in funding over the past ten years. However CEO Mick Mullagh says otherwise: “ViVOtech’s business fundamentals are [...]

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