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.
Five leading UK banks – HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank – have signed up to integrate Vocalink's Zapp mobile payment service into their existing mobile apps, the BBC reports.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/15 including: Microsoft's latest efforts to pair Surface tablets and retailers for enhanced customer experience, why customer-facing apps are gaining popularity in the enterprise, more on China's multi-billion dollar mobility market, Mercedes' stance as top in an advanced assistance systems assessment and the clear text compromise of mobile payment info for Starbucks stores.
The global radio-frequency identification market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a 22.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018.
Mobile consumers will be the "disruptors" in the financial services market by increasing their use of purpose-built apps that provide focused value, while minimizing their interactions with their primary institution, predicts market research firm IDC.
The retail industry is going online and mobile, according to recent studies conducted by market research firms and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Mobile commerce transactions are forecast to exceed $3.2 trillion by 2017, up from $1.5 trillion this year, according to the latest research from Juniper Research.
MasterCard and Visa took the opportunity of the Mobile World Congress to launch major mobile payment initiatives this week.
Retailers and manufacturers are not ready to take advantage of opportunities offered by mobile technology, noted Paul Brody, global electronics leader for global business services at IBM.
Cash-only small businesses that would like to take credit cards if the money from transactions were deposited directly in their bank accounts within 24 hours have a new opportunity from T-Mobile. The