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May 31, 2012

IEEE Spectrum - A Special Report On The Future of Money

Ieee spectrumIEEE Spectrum has published a special report on The Future of Money, taking a look at the history of money and how "mobile, encryption, and other technologies let us plug directly into the digital economy." Over a dozen articles in total. Nicely done.

Money See, MoneyDue

Intuit logo 140pxIntuit has launched MoneyDue, a free app that turns business appointments into payment reminders on iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "The new app from Intuit PaymentNetwork uses the calendar feature on the iPhone or iPod Touch to convert calendar appointments into payment reminders, and gives small business owners the ability to see payments owed and payments received through their calendar appointments."

May 30, 2012

doxo Delivers Single-Click Mobile Bill Payment

Doxo logo 140pxdoxo announced the launch of a new single-click mobile bill payment capability, and added a new smart phone app, doxo Mobile for Android, to its existing iPhone mobile app.
“The doxo mission is to massively simplify the experience of interacting with providers and paying bills. The new capabilities of our mobile app make bill paying simpler than ever. So simple, in fact, that doxo users are paying their bills an average of 10 days sooner than they would through traditional mail,” said Steve Shivers CEO of doxo. “doxo Mobile takes the hassle out of bill payment, and provides an innovative, free service for businesses to offer to their customers, without having to develop their own app.”

CorFire and edo to Connect Purchase Data and Targeted Offers via Mobile

Edo logo 140x60pxCorFire and edo have announced that they will integrate the edo card-linked offers platform with CorFire’s mobile wallet solution and suite of mobile marketing services, which includes loyalty and gifting.
“Consumers want simple and relevant offers that are easy to redeem and fit their mobile lifestyle, while advertisers are searching for solutions that will position them to meet this demand in a profitable and measurable way,” said Ed Braswell, CEO and president of edo. “Our partnership with CorFire will allow marketers to easily target based upon transaction behavior – creating the new standard for in-store mobile advertising.”

BOKU And T-Mobile USA Partner For In-app Purchases In Carrier’s App Store

Boku logo 140x60pxBOKU has announced that it is an approved carrier-billing gateway for the T-Mobile Mall.
“Our merchants find significant value in the high conversion rate of mobile payments with in-app purchases.” said Ron Hirson, President of BOKU. “By combining our bank-grade technology with the access to millions of customers who regularly use the T-Mobile Mall, we’re confident this global billing and distribution method will add tremendous value to game developers seeking a wider audience and increased revenue.“

May 29, 2012

Payments Views - PayPal’s Offline World Domination?

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Erin McCune recently blogged about PayPal latest merchants and partners in its push to enter the world of "offline" payments. In addition to reviewing what PayPal said, she also explores what PayPal did not say.

PayOne Partners with T-Mobile USA for Direct Mobile Payments

Payone logo 140px PayOne, formerly PaymentOne Corporation, has announced a direct carrier billing relationship with T-Mobile USA.
"PayOne's agreement with T-Mobile further expands our worldwide PayOne Global Carrier Network™ (PGCN) and direct footprint, and provides the broadest global reach, and best payout rates to our merchants," said Brad Singer, executive vice president of PayOne. "We are pleased to be working closely with T-Mobile to expand mobile payments, as T-Mobile has always been an innovator, and to provide their consumers with a simplified experience for life's regular habits."

Elavon MobileMerchant Enables Commerce on the Move

Elavon logo 140pxElavon has announced the full production release of MobileMerchant in the UK, which pairs a mobile POS app with a Chip and PIN card reader.
“Elavon is committed to delivering solutions that enhance business opportunities for its customers, of all sizes, helping to make them more efficient and more profitable. This solution is perfect for the thousands of very small, often mobile, businesses in the UK today. Such businesses have previously not been able to accept card payments easily or cost effectively,” commented Guy Harris, Managing Director, Europe. “Not only does our solution enable mobile commerce but it has in-built EMV Chip and PIN security, so small business owners and their customers are fully protected,” Harris concluded.

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