Omnichannel is the newest, biggest, baddest buzz word in retail today. It means combining data from both the brick-and-mortar and online worlds in order to both optimize the customer's shopping experience and reap far more customer data than is possible from one or the other alone.
A former PayPal and Google Wallet employee is launching payments terminal Poynt to help repair what he calls a "'broken' commerce infrastructure," according to Business Insider.
CurrentC, the retailer-based mobile payment system competing with Apple Pay and Google Wallet, was hacked by unauthorized third parties this week, AppleInsider reports.
Just one week after Apple Pay--a NFC pay system for Apple devices--went into full swing, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart batted it out of play. But it's not only Apple Pay that's getting slammed; Google Wallet and other contactless pay systems are hit too. What's the fuss about? Data.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/5 including: new spectrum licensing paradigms become more common to help out shortage, PayPal's lead in the lackluster mobile wallet market, the reign of tablets as the main reason for the success of smart connected devices in the U.K., CommScope as top wireless DAS gear vendor and the growth of the TD-LTE RAN market.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 1/27 including: Apple's possible adoption of mobile payments, a recent boost in Microsoft's Surface sales, CPG brands' use of mobile marketing to reach customers, semiconductor growth due to wearables and IoT devices and Sprint's new course of action in job cuts.
Google is expanding its Wallet mobile commerce platform to archrival Apple's iOS days after eliminating a requirement that compatible devices must contain a Near Field Communications chip with a secure element. iOS does not support NFC-based technologies.
I'd like to confess that I've been thinking about the future of Near Field Communications-enabled mobile commerce and I've come to the realization that I have no idea where it's heading. A series of recent developments have hopelessly muddied the waters, at least in the short term.
Google is extending its Wallet mobile commerce platform to all smartphones running Android 2.3 and higher, eliminating a requirement that compatible devices must contain a Near Field Communications chip with a secure element.
Google is retooling its Wallet mobile commerce platform, halting support for gift and loyalty cards.