WSJ Reports Carrier Payment Consortium Launch Date is October 22, 2012


A rumor that has been circulating for several days appears to have been confirmed: the joint venture of mobile carriers (previously called Isis) will launch in its two test cities (Austin and Salt Lake City) on Monday October 22, 2012. The rumor received some credibility when the Wall Street Journal reported it today. Also, the … Continue reading WSJ Reports Carrier Payment Consortium Launch Date is October 22, 2012

Five Reasons iPhone-5 Excludes NFC


Based on Apple’s press conference on September 12, their strategy can be described as: change customer behavior now, encourage an upgrade later. The Apple wallet going to be called, imaginatively, “Apple Wallet.” It works without an NFC chip, relying instead on geolocation to determine if an iPhone user is in the proximity of a compatible … Continue reading Five Reasons iPhone-5 Excludes NFC

New Mobile Commerce Industry Outlook Presented at PrePaid Press Expo in Las Vegas


A detailed forecast and quantitative analysis of the emerging Mobile Commerce industry was presented and discussed at the Pre Paid Press Expo in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, and the results were remarkable. Mobile payments and mobile commerce have become different products, applicable to different markets. One of the key differences is the use … Continue reading New Mobile Commerce Industry Outlook Presented at PrePaid Press Expo in Las Vegas

According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”


Yesterday, Andrew Johnson  of American Banker magazine (and PaymentSource) interviewed ISIS head of marketing Jaymee Johnson (no relation).   In the article published today, Johnson said: “The handset pipeline around NFC is basically just about to explode,” Jaymee Johnson, ISIS head of marketing, said in a June 22 interview. “That will change pretty dramatically … by the early … Continue reading According to Carriers: “NFC…Just About to Explode.”

VeriFone Defines Next Generation of Mobile Commerce Services with PAYMEDIA


VeriFone has crystallized its long-term position in a pivotal announcement today about a new product determined to put the VeriFone POS devices at the coveted center of payments, loyalty, and mobile commerce industries.  As reported by American Banker this morning, VeriFone’s new service is called, “PAYMEDIA Solutions” and it appears to have the feature-rich experience … Continue reading VeriFone Defines Next Generation of Mobile Commerce Services with PAYMEDIA

Will Retailers Use “Tender Steering” to Control Interchange Fees?


A process called “tender steering” is new to most retailers.  It means that a retailer can provide incentives to customers to use a particular type of card to pay.  This method could give retailers the power to drive interchange rates down by driving customers to some types of cards and away from others. You might … Continue reading Will Retailers Use “Tender Steering” to Control Interchange Fees?