In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report PowaTag CEO Dan Wagner explains his ambitious plans for Bluetooth beacons, we look at US Bank’s mobile shopping platform, and Westpac tells us how it aims to offer the best digital banking experience in the world.
A 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…
94 mobile payments startups raised a total of $287m last year, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal tells The Mobile Wallet Report. Also, Jordan is getting ready to launch a national mobile payment platform and BLE beacon interest runs high at the NRF Big Show.
Wendy’s uses toll tags to speed up drive-through sales using EZ-Pass tags, while The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin and the Bluetooth SIG’s Errett Kroeter explain how the Internet of Things is getting closer to a reality.
The European Central Bank sets out recommendations for mobile payments services, the CEO of Kopo Kopo explains how his company has enabled 10,000 Kenyan merchants to accept M-Pesa mobile money payments in their stores, and how ex-Google Wallet execs are set to bring Amazon-like customer awareness to brick and mortar stores.
A detailed new report from the World Bank member IFC explains why many mobile financial services fail to take off, PXT’s Looped In payments and marketing app for college students is gathering pace with 125 merchants now signed up in the Boston area, and Timberland puts plans in place to roll out Bluetooth LE marketing after a successful pilot.
Canadian firms to take Bitcoin to the point of sale, we talk to the CEO of the certification authority as Icelandic citizens prepare to get mobile government IDs, and Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Bepensa Bebidas has introduced a B2B mobile payments service aimed at supporting small neighbourhood merchants.
Borica Bankservice’s Bogdan Stavrev explains how Bulgaria’s new Mobb national mobile payments platform works, a national mobile payments service to launch in Colombia this year, and BNP Paribas Fortis’s Gunter Uytterhoeven explains how the new Belgian Mobile Wallet platform has been designed to meet merchants’ needs.
Amazon pushes into payments, PayPal details the technology it will be using to enable customers to make payments at Discover merchants, and Loop unveils a mobile payment solution that works with standard magnetic stripe terminals and uses NFC technology to secure users’ card data.
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we look at the Samsung mobile wallet’s arrival in US Google Play store; why Yankee Group say mobile wallets are “not robust enough to command mass-market adoption”; who remains by far the most widely used mobile payments service among US iPhone users; and more…
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