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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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PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

A multi-channel campaign that will see digital display ads, public transit posters, geo-targeted mobile ads, and print ads in magazines such as Toronto Life and Cineplex Magazine will reinforce PayPal’s brand as a way to complete your e-commerce transactions without a hassle, but it will also encourage using its mobile app to

NFC technology and barcode labels are central to internet of things collaboration

Thinfilm and Evrythng have now announced that they have enter into an agreement that will make it simpler for companies to be able to use the NFC technology sensor and barcode labels on their products so that they will be able to achieve better data flow management from the labeled items.

This involves the
Westpac Considers Replacing Physical Cards With Digital Ones
The three-month trial involves 40 staff members, and will enable users to make payments via NFC enabled Android devices.

“This places all relevant customer information in one place without the need to carry and use a physical credit or debit card,” Westpac said. “After downloading a digital wallet app and registering

Amazon Wallet app released ahead of Amazon Fire Phone
The app is now available as a free download on the US versions of the Amazon Appstore and the Google Play Store.

As the name suggests, Amazon Wallet is a mobile payment app. Or at least, it's intended to be. It's still in beta at the moment, and appears to
FirstBank Strikes Gold In Strategic Payment Partnership With Paypal

“We really like the huge potential of this market; 180 million people, 65 million internet consumers,” Paypal’s Regional director of Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel, Efi Dahan told VENTURES AFRICA.

Dahan added that the company had also learnt about how large and fast-growing the e-commerce sector in Nigeria is, which made it

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