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VeriFone Systems, Inc. has revealed its next generation payment solutions and invites retailers to reimagine interaction, mobility, security and globalization. (www.verifone.com)
New solutions introduced today expand VeriFone’s market-leading point-of-sale business with new multimedia, mobile technology, payment paradigms and cloud-based services that simplify and enhance the retail experience.
“Retailers hunger for new, more meaningful and profitable ways to [...]
How many of you have used PayPal’s mobile app to transfer money? How many of you have purchased on mobile online-commerce sites using PayPal? Paypal forecasts $3 billion in mobile-device payments in 2012.
The online payments service, which is owned by eBay, had projected last fall that it would process $1.5 billion in 2011. It [...]
Rating: Subscriptions are a good thing – mostly
“Subscription is a good thing because it allows publishers to monetize in a way that maximizes user value,” commented Patrick Mork, GetJar‘s CMO. It’s also a good thing because it gives publishers “the flexibility to charge consumers based on their preferences – i.e. one time payment versus cheaper periodic payments.” Subscription is also good for publishers since it allows them generate recurring billing which is more profitable for their bottom line. Continue reading
Rating: AT&T customers offered Market billing via their carrier
One reason why Android developers are blatantly earning less than Apple iOS developers is the former’s fraught route to market. Apple apps can be purchased and paid for via iTunes which is an well-established global sales channel. With Android Market, if you live outside the USA then paying for apps is fraught with difficulties. Finally Google is getting to grips with the problem and has just signed up its second US mobile operator- AT&T. The news filtered out of the Android developers’ blog here. As Eric Chu from the Android Developer Ecosystem put it, “AT&T Android users can now easily charge their Android Market purchases to their monthly accounts with only a few clicks.” Continue reading
Recent disasters have proven just how good a channel the mobile is for charitable donations. Problem is, millions of calls have a tendency to jam networks. Often, during the moment of greatest public awareness of a disaster, givers are turned away because the process is so difficult. We’ve seen how effective SMS can be for getting around that (see our report here), and now Canadian company MobioID is seeing what it can do with 2d barcodes and television. Continue reading
An interesting news story popped up today. Mobile data services company Zamano reported a revenue drop of almost 40% in the UK during 2009 – a drop that the Irish Times attributed to “a shift away from advertising services on print and TV to advertising on mobile devices.” Zamano declared it is withdrawing investment from the UK altogether. This really drew our attention, as it sounded pretty dramatic. It sounded like mobile advertising was being blamed for the low revenues of the company. So GoMo News spoke to Zamano CEO, John O’Shea. And the picture he painted was one of a successful mobile advertising model that was destroyed by one weak link. Continue reading
It’s no secret that mobile finances are in the ascendent in Africa. While m-payments are being touted in Europe and America as a more convenient way to bank and pay, in Africa they mean so much more. And recent research shows that Nigerians trust their mobile more than a bank when it comes to handling money. Continue reading