The Mobile Wallet Report, 11 February 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 11 February 2014A Dutch theme park explains why it is an early adopter of Bluetooth beacons, Starbucks’ CEO outlines his mobile payment vision, and Apple’s chief exec signals interest at iPhone maker’s payments opportunity…

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  • Tulip theme park installs Bluetooth beacons to expand visitor information service: iBeacon technology “will completely change how visitors experience Tulpenland”, technology provider LabWerk’s Floris Boekel tells The Mobile Wallet Report.
  • Starbucks CEO to take charge of next gen payments initiative: “We are just beginning to appreciate the full magnitude and possibility of the Starbucks mobile payment platform opportunity,” CEO Howard Schultz has told investors.
  • Apple is “intrigued” by mobile payments, says CEO: “You can tell by looking at the demographics of our customers and the amount of commerce that goes through iOS devices versus the competition, that it’s a big opportunity on the platform,” says CEO Tim Cook.
  • PLUS: Amazon to offer Kindle checkout system to physical retailers, DIA launches mobile ordering and payment app, PixelPin offers visual PINs to banks and retailers, Four in ten Brits show interest in mobile payments, and more…

Organisations mentioned include Airtag, Amazon, Apple, Assa Abloy, Clutch, Dia, DMEautomotive, Dunkin’ Donuts,, Fluwel’s Tulpenland, Henry’s Cafe Bar, Jurys Inn Hotel Group, Khosla Ventures, LabWerk, Major League Baseball, MasterCard, Mintel, Mobeam, National Football League, OpenTable, Otto Group, Paysafecard Group, PixelPin, QikServe, Sky, Square, Starbucks, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Tapingo, TCG Management Services, Tesco, Weve, Wirecard and Yapital.

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