Archive for the ‘mobile Banking’ Category

Expect Raised Security for Mobile Payments in 2014



For many consumers, security is a huge priority when engaging with mobile apps and services that require the input and potential storage of sensitive personal information. But “consumers aren’t the only ones who need to be mindful of mobile security,” an independent business analyst recently told Yahoo news. “The business owners on the other side of the mobile transaction need to be just as cautious.” There are several important steps retailers must take to ensure mobile payments made via smartphone credit-card processors are as safe and secure as possible in 2014, expected to be a turning-point year for the growth of mobile payments. Read more
July 29th, 2013
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ING Is Banking On Mobile



ING encouraged its customers earlier this year to “put their bank branch in their pocket” with the launch of its enhanced mobile application for iPhone and BlackBerry devices. According to Mobile Commerce Daily, ING Direct USA ran the “Bank from Any Corner” contest to encourage mobile savers to submit photos or videos of themselves showing “the coolest and craziest place” they have used one of ING Direct USA’s new mobile applications. The grand prize winner received $10,000, second place got $5,000 and third place will received $2,500 and 17 runners-up received an iPod touch. BAsed on those results, ING Direct USA said that mobile helps its customers interact with the brand while on the go and supports its overall mission of saving consumers time and money: http://bit.ly/9yIbcL
November 15th, 2010
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Google Love$ Mobile



CEO Eric Schmidt said Google rakes in $1 billion a year in mobile advertising revenue, highlighting not only the company’s success in the space, but also the growth and validation of the industry as a whole. According to Mobile Marketer, research by IDC forecasts that Apple and Google will each have 21 percent mobile advertising market share by the end of the year. Google’s Android platform is based on openness and is the operating system of choice for various manufacturers across the top four carriers in the United States: http://bit.ly/bUoSqU
October 18th, 2010
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May My Phone Please Have The Check?



Visa is working to launch a new test program that will bring digital wallet capabilities to smartphones. Users in the test program will be given small chips to insert in their smartphones. These chips will emit radio signals over very short distances and will be able to communicate directly with point-of-sale systems in stores. By waving their smartphones near cash registers, users can automatically send payments and banking information: http://bit.ly/aM2YoA
August 22nd, 2010
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Kill Bills: Will Mobile Users Go Postal Over “Bill Shock”?



An FCC survey indicated last week that 30 million Americans—1 in 6 mobile users of home broadband users - and two-thirds of home broadband with ETFs have experienced “bill shock,” due to a sudden increase in their monthly bill that is not caused by a change in service plan. Carriers apparently forgot to contact over 80% of all mobile users about the bill increase: http://bit.ly/c6iYM4
July 27th, 2010
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