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sábado, 7 de setembro de 2013

A Free Amazon Smartphone? It’s All About The...






A Free Amazon Smartphone? It’s All About The Services

Parmy Olson, forbes.com


There’s a fas­ci­nat­ing scoop today from Jes­si­ca Lessin and Amir Efrati about the long-awaited, first smart­phone from Ama­zon: accord­ing to their sources, the e-com­merce giant wants to be able to give it to you for free.


Bear in mind “free…





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Finnish Company Develops Facial Recognition Payment System Dhiya...






Finnish Company Develops Facial Recognition Payment System

Dhiya Kuriakose, mashable.com


Even if you find yourself in Helsinki with no phone or wallet, that may not stop you from shopping.Finnish company Uniqul has patented and tested out a new payment system that lets you pay your bills with your face. When it’s time to pay up at a g…





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Venmo Touch Is Facebook Connect for Mobile Payment Info By...






Venmo Touch Is Facebook Connect for Mobile Payment Info

By Christina Bonnington, wired.com


One of the most irri­tat­ing aspects of the mobile pay­ment expe­ri­ence is that each new app you down­load requires adding all your cred­it card infor­ma­tion. This is a huge has­sle. Trust me on this — Last year I spent a month using just my…





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Report: Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in 2013 Todd...






Report: Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in 2013

Todd Wasserman, mashable.com


Though the market is growing more slowly than previously projected, an eMarketer report predicts that mobile payments in the United States will break the $1 billion barrier this year and then hit $58 billion by 2017.The eMarketer study defines suc…





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Consumers want stronger mobile payment security Cliff Saran,...






Consumers want stronger mobile payment security

Cliff Saran, computerweekly.com


UK con­sumers are happy to use extra lev­els of secu­ri­ty on their smart­phones for mobile pay­ments accord­ing to research con­duct­ed by ICM.


How­ev­er few peo­ple have actu­al­ly used the NFC conta …





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Starbucks mobile payments eclipse 10% of U.S. store transactions

Starbucks mobile payments eclipse 10% of U.S. store transactions:

Jason Ankeny, fiercemobilecontent.com


More than 10 percent of Starbucks’ in-store transactions in the United States are made via mobile phone, the coffeehouse chain announced.





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Facebook will test PayPal-like mobile payment service

Facebook will test PayPal-like mobile payment service:

August 15, 2013, mobilepaymentstoday.com


Face­book has con­firmed that it is set to test a new mobile pay­ments prod­uct. Accord­ing to a report on All Things Dig­i­tal, the prod­uct would allow online shop­pers to make pur­chas­es on mobile …





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PayPal app becomes a deal offering mobile wallet payment...






PayPal app becomes a deal offering mobile wallet payment platform Mobile

Michael Gorman, engadget.com


Pay­Pal’s sta­tus as the mobile pay­ment method of choice for the mass­es is beset upon all sides by many would-be usurpers. What’s the com­pa­ny doing to stay on top? Beef­ing up the fea­ture set of its apps for iOS and Android in a big way today…





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How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa GEOFFREY...






How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

GEOFFREY YORK, theglobeandmail.com


When he rolls into a gas sta­tion to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn’t get out of his car. He punch­es a few but­tons on his cell­phone and with­in sec­onds he has paid for the fuel.


With the same quick key­strokes on his phone, he pays for…





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US Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in...






US Mobile Payments to Top $1 Billion in 2013

emarketer.com


Limited adoption by consumers and merchants


Despite slow­er growth than pre­vi­ous­ly expect­ed, prox­im­i­ty mobile pay­ments will top $1 bil­lion in the US this year, accord­ing to new fig­ures from …





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