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Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013
  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held
Real World Cloud NFC Mobile Payments
I went on a shopping spree yesterday using my Nexus 7 Android tablet to pay via NFC. I wanted to test out KitKat’s new NFC abilities
Is Bitcoin the Gateway to Mobile Money?
If you are involved in mobile money at all, you’ve likely been keeping a keen eye on Bitcoin. The controversial digital currency is getting a
Why NFC mobile payments aren’t dead yet
Android 4.4 KitKat puts NFC on life support NFC fatigue seems like it’s almost become rigor mortis in my conversations with issuers and merchants over the
Mobile Money Trust Issues
Just read an interesting article on the South African based site Business Insight on how consumers are not warming up to mobile money. It cites research that
Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers
My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already
October Mobile Money Round Up
 October has been a busy month around the world for mobile money, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories with you.  From
Complex eco-systems only works in equilibrium. An argument for using Chaos Theory in Mobile Payments.
Equilibrium is a beautiful state for any eco-system to be in. In this state, all participants are participating and growing at the same rate. In

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Android platform is gaining ground as a mobile commerce, advertising platform

The Android platform is quite popular among consumers, but not necessarily among businesses and large enterprises. Many analysts in the e-commerce, advertising, and software sectors believe that Google’s mobile operating system is too exposed to malicious software and is fragmented by nature. For years, analysts have also suggested that Android consumers

Why mobile commerce is terrified you'll be banking on Apple Pay

So when Apple enters a new market, the existing big beasts of that industry need to sit up and take notice. With the launch of Apple Pay on Monday, it is the banks that need to work out how they can remain relevant in the face of the technology giant.

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Pay your taxes through Airtel Money

Through the partnership, Airtel will now allow customers across the country to inquire for KRA services generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money.

The service provides Airtel Money customers in Kenya a convenient, flexible and time saving option for tax payment

Starbucks to launch mobile commerce initiative for the holidays

Starbucks has some big plans for the holiday season. The company intends to entice consumers into its stores during the holidays by offering mobile ordering and pay services this year. The company plans to launch this initiative in Oregon before possibly rolling it out to other states throughout the country.

Apple Pay is only the start: Mobile wallets are about to take off

Exciting stuff, but haven’t people been predicting the end of cash for some years now? Despite new developments like Apple Pay, talk of a “mobile wallet” revolution (with smartphones becoming the primary means of payment) has so far failed to translate into a mass movement. Is this set to change?

Analysts at

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