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Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems

Man paying with NFC technology on mobile phone, in restaurant, bar, cafe In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data. This information is the key to providing personalization for any kind of shopping experience, as it allows retailers to understand customer preferences and analyze shopping histories. Smartphone payment systems like Apple Pay are an important method of obtaining this data since they allow data… Read More


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Lindsay Lohan’s The Price Of Fame Mobile Game Hurt My Thumb

priceoffame Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame launched on both Android and iOS this week, adding LiLo to the short list of celebrities with their own, branded mobile game. It was a featured game at launch, jumping it to #10 in games in the App Store. According to App Annie, it’s currently now at #400 in U.S. game app ranks. Wild first day fluctuations aside, the game is less about rising up… Read More


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Uber Hires The Team Behind Its Spotify Integration To Staff A New Mobile Dev Shop In Amsterdam

uber In between raising more money, fighting Lyft and regulators, and denying it will investigate journalists, Uber’s global expansion continues. To spearhead its mobile growth, Uber is setting up a mobile development shop in Amsterdam, led by one of its earliest employees and staffed by a set of new hires: a team of Dutch developers who originally worked on Uber’s Spotify… Read More


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Mobile Game Firm Gumi Announces December 18 IPO In Japan At A $900M Valuation

bf Japanese mobile game-maker Gumi has announced that it will list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next month, ending months of speculation over its future. Read More


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Korean Internet Giant Daum Kakao Launches Its Own Mobile Payment Platform

Korean Won (Shutterstock) Daum Kakao, one of the largest Internet companies in South Korea, has launched a mobile payment platform called BankWalletKakao as it addresses concerns about its ability to grow in international markets. Daum Kakao was formed last month by the merger of Daum, one of South Korea’s largest Internet portals and search engines, with Kakao, the maker of KakaoTalk, South Korea’s most… Read More


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Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide

Homepage-768x1024 A Durham, North Carolina-based startup called Hostel Rocket wants to make it easier for travelers who prefer the low-cost accommodations provided by hostels to find available rooms, view photos, descriptions, reviews and schedule bookings from either the web or their mobile phones. Though the startup only launched to the public this July, the site has already seen over a million visitors,… Read More


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Mobile Payments Are Finally A Reality Thanks To Apple

Apple Pay A song lyric from “All That Jazz” comes to mind following Apple’s big announcement about mobile payments on Tuesday: “Everything old is new again.” Amid rumors and leaks surrounding the new Apple phone, operating system and peripherals, Apple clearly saw – and took advantage of – the looming perfect storm in mobile payments that’s been swirling… Read More


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A 12.9″ iPad Could Make 2015 The Year iOS Breaks The Mobile Mold

ipad-air-vs-ipad-mini A new Apple iPad is in development, according to Bloomberg, with a 12.9-inch display that adds around 3-inches to the size of the iPad Air in terms of diagonal screen dimensions. Such a device would be a lot larger than Apple’s current top tablet overall, and is apparently already gearing up for a production run starting in the first quarter of 2015. We’ve long heard rumors about… Read More


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Roomlia Takes On HotelTonight With Mobile Hotel Reservations App

roomlia Today Roomlia has launched into the App Store to provide the fastest hotel booking on mobile. Started by two former Expedia employees, Michael Reichartz and Jim Ferguson, Roomlia offers discounted hotel rooms up to seven days in advance with only a few clicks to complete booking. Unlike Expedia and its counterparts, Roomlia links you directly with your chosen hotel the moment you book, as… Read More


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Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

shutterstock_196910813 In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we would see more than 50 percent of retail payments transactions in developed markets go through mobile. With unbending confidence, I responded that within the next five years the majority of consumer transactions in developed markets… Read More


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