Thursday , September 29, 2022

Mobile Commerce

First Integrated Mobile Terminal for E-Check Acceptance Coming Soon

An integrated device that would allow plumbers, maid services, pizza-delivery people, and other mobile merchants to perform electronic check conversion as well as accept cards will be commercially available by the end of the first quarter of 2006, according to Commerciant LP, the Houston-based company that makes the terminal. The …

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Phishing E-Mails Fell, But Phishing And Malware Sites Rose, in August

The number of unique e-mail campaigns sent as part of phishing frauds fell in August to 13,776, almost 400 fewer than in July and the lowest number since March, according to statistics released today by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of payments processors, software vendors, and law-enforcement agencies that …

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ReD Confirms Rumor It Is Seeking to Buy a Related Business

In a statement released today, Retail Decisions PLC confirmed it is seeking to buy an unnamed company “whose key activities are complementary to those of ReD.” In confirming what it called a “market rumor” about a pending transaction, the U.K.-based transaction processor and Internet payments gateway, which operates a U.S. …

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New Research Unveils Big Challenges for Mobile Content Market

Separate reports released this week show that the market for mobile content?everything from games to ring tones to video clips and beyond?may have farther to go than previously supposed by those who see the market as a nascent source of micropayments. Also, other research reveals content marketers may have to …

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Rising Demand for Strong Authentication Helps Propel KBA Vendor Verid

The rising interest among banks and Internet merchants in more robust methods to verify that online customers are who they say they are is helping drive business for a form of such verification known as knowledge-based authentication. Verid Inc., a 6-year-old supplier of KBA processing services, says its transaction volume, …

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Report: Patent Case Threatens to Cripple U.S. Prepaid Wireless Market

The outcome in a patent-infringement case in May is hindering the development of the prepaid wireless business in the U.S. at a time when the market is already behind overseas markets in usage, a report released by a major research firm says. According to the report from the Yankee Group, …

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Peppercoin Processes Cell-Phone Parking Payments in Las Vegas

Reino Enforcement Technology on Wednesday will begin processing parking fees on 15 meters in downtown Las Vegas through Peppercoin Inc.'s micropayment platform. The meters, which control 150 parking spaces in the city's business district, allow drivers to charge initial parking fees, as well as additional time, to credit and debit …

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C-Sam Touts ‘Wallet’ Software to Spark Mobile Payments in the U.S.

A small, privately held company based in the outskirts of Chicago figures it has the platform on which mobile payments will take off in the U.S., a market that up to now has not been favorable for handheld-based transactions. By the end of the year, C-Sam Inc. plans to have …

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U.S. Wireless Subscribers Exceed Landline Hookups for the First Time

In a development with implications for mobile commerce in the U.S., the number of wireless subscribers has for the first time exceeded the number of landline connections in this country. According to a report compiled by the Federal Communications Commission, there were 181.1 mobile subscriptions in place on Dec. 31, …

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Valista Looks to Strong U.S. Growth in Wake of Partnership with IBM

Looking toward a breakthrough year in payments processing for online and mobile digital content, Valista Ltd. has signed a marketing and technology deal with IBM Corp. that it says will help it recruit its first major North American client since America Online Inc. The unnamed telecom operator, currently a client …

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