Category: Telecommunications

PayPal Introduces ‘Bypass’ Model to Retail Payments

Twenty-five years ago, telecommunications was facing their biggest threat since deregulation, and most executives did not take the threat seriously. Ten years later, it had decimated international telecom revenue models and profitability. Today, it is the reason that most phone calls cost close to…

Whitepaper: Google Wallet and the New Payments Ecosystem

Mobile payments is starting over. When the Google Wallet launched on September 20, 2011, the first test of a remarkable new financial ecosystem began. But despite the apparent success of traditional mobile payments products like M-PESA in Kenya and South Africa, Google and rival…

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

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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…

Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards

Yesterday, the Google Wallet was announced.   given that security has always been the number one concern of consumers, the most important question on people’s mind is, “will it be more secure?” The short answer is: Yes. Here’s why:   a Smartphone can be secured on…

Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format

Mobile commerce in the United States will have three Mobile commerce products,  each with similar features, similar benefits, similar functions.  However, all three have different sets of partners,  operate on at least two different types of networks, and will certainly have three different delivery…

VeriFone Defines Next Generation of Mobile Commerce Services with PAYMEDIA

VISA's Mobile payments test in Sitges, Spain

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…

Combining Payments and Loyalty Programs

The first pictures of the Isis mobile wallet are probably many months away from being released to the public. No, the image on the left is neither from Isis nor endorsed by Isis, but it has merit based on recent public statements from the…