Near-field communication aims to revolutionize mobile commerce, but just how close the technology is to becoming a widely-adopted reality is unclear. A new paper confirms some of the fears that have many businesses shying away from the technology.
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Financial services institutions will need to make "significant infrastructure investment," particularly in value-added services if the mobile payment market is to take off, observed research firm Ovum.
Mobile payments and enterprise use of mobile devices, along with fitness and health apps, are expected to spur an 11-fold increase in revenues from app-enabled smart wireless accessories by 2018, according to a recent report from Juniper Research.
The rumored inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone should accelerate the use of biometrics to secure mobile payments, judges Jean-Noel Georges, global program director for ICT in financial services at Frost & Sullivan.
One in ten transactions at Starbucks' coffee houses is conducted using a smartphone, Adam Brotman, the firm's chief digital officer, said during the company's financial earnings...
Near-field communications technology has failed to gain traction for mobile payments, Gartner noted, forecasting that NFC will account for only 5 percent of the mobile payment transaction value in 2017.
Mobile payments company payvia announced today it acquired Mogreet, which provides mobile video and rich media messaging engagement solutions used by marketers, retailers and others including ABC, Bloomingdales, Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications, Fox Television, and Gamefly. As part of the transaction, Mogreet founder and CEO James Citron will become payvia's CMO.