• Google Wallet Gets First Government Contract in New Jersey

    On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that New Jersey Transit is the first public transportation agency to partner with Google Wallet, Google’s recently released contactless payment system. Working as you might expect, Google Wallet gives New Jersey Transit rail and bus customers the option to use their smartphones to tap and pay for …   Read More

  • eBay Chief Says Retailers Lagging Behind Shoppers on Mobile Technology

    eBay CEO and president John Donahoe said this week at the Web 2.0 Summit that while customers are hankering for as much mobile technology in the shopping experience as possible, retailers are lagging behind on providing that which is seeing greater demand from shoppers. As highlighted by coverage of the speech from ZDnet, Donahoe argues …   Read More

  • Embracing Mobile Commerce in 2011

    The following is a guest post James Bentham on behalf of Mobile Interactive Group. With the majority of large retailers in the UK choosing to capitalise on the mobile commerce channel, those who have been left behind are now scrabbling to catch up. Still in its relative infancy, mCommerce has developed quickly throughout 2011 and shows …   Read More

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    Google Wallet Updated, Now Includes In-App Offers and Improved Use Experience

    Google Wallet has been updated to include a variety of new features, an improved UI for the transaction detail screen and several bug fixes, according to the search giant. For those unfamiliar, Google Wallet is a new service that allows users to make mobile payments from their mobile devices using Google Prepaid Cards or a Citi …   Read More

  • RIM Rolls Out NFC-Based BlackBerry Tag

    Delving ever deeper into mobile payments territory, Research In Motion has unveiled a new way for BlackBerry smartphone users to connect with one another and share multimedia content. Meet BlackBerry Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update. The new offering will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos …   Read More

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    Goodbye to the Traditional Wallet, Enter the Mobile Wallet

    The following is a guest post from Tope Abayomi, Founder of Emityme Apps. Can your customers pay for product and/or services through a mobile phone?  If not, you should start thinking of implementing an option unless you’re comfortable  leaving money on the table. New forecasts from PayPal show that this year’s total mobile payments (TMP) volume is expected to reach …   Read More

  • Here’s the “Most Important Mobile Payment Infographic Ever”

    There still seems to be a lot of ambiguity surrounding what mobile payments are and how they work.  The folks over at MobilePaymentsToday.com have put together what they’re calling the “most important mobile payment infographic ever” in an attempt to answer these questions. “We at Mobile Payments Today felt it was up to us to …   Read More

  • NFC: How Your Business Can Benefit

    The following is a guest post from Joe Marcallini, Vice President of Internet Strategy for SteadyRain. You can reach Mr. Marcallini via email at Joe.Marcallini@SteadyRain.com or via Twitter @JoeMarcallini. Near Field Communication (NFC) has been a popular topic lately.  NFC is not a new technology, but it is new to most of the general public.  The primary premise …   Read More

  • 141 Million Consumers To Spend $86.1B Using Mobile Payments In 2011, Growing “Slower Than Expected”

    In a new report published today by Gartner, the research firm is estimating that mobile payment users worldwide will surpass 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2 percent increase from 2010, in which mobile payment users reached 102.1 million. According to the research, worldwide mobile payment volume is projected to total $86.1 billion, up 75.9 percent from …   Read More