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.”

Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio


Next  Sunday, an insightful report on the Mobile Wallets by Nora Young will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Spark” program in advance of the Mobile Money Forum in Montreal on June 21, 2011.  The podcast of this report was posted this morning. In her report, Nora uses a variety of different interviews and prior reports to present … Continue reading Insightful Report on Mobile Wallets by Nora Young, Spark Radio

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 the network of your bank, or the network of your credit … Continue reading Google ‘Wallet’ Will Be More Secure Than Plastic Credit/Debit Cards

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 systems.   It’s like a triangular boxing ring with the  boxer in … Continue reading Google, Mastercard, VeriFone, and (Many) Others Create a Third Mobile Commerce Format

The Key to Amazon’s Mobile Payments Strategy: Know JACC


Last week, Bloomberg.com reported that Amazon.com’s “Amazon Payments” unit is working on a mobile solution based on Near Field Communication (NFC).    But an analysis of the potential business models and revenues strategy of Amazon all but precludes  is as the sole strategy of Amazon.  Here’s why: Although NFC is certainly making the news these days, … Continue reading The Key to Amazon’s Mobile Payments Strategy: Know JACC

Mobile Payments Strategy of Mastercard is Crystallizing


For over two years now, conventional wisdom and industry pundits agreed that the general strategy of MasterCard and Visa would attempt to make mobile payments simply another form factor of a credit or debit account. The tactics that these companies would use to accomplish this strategy, however, had been the subject of extensive speculation and … Continue reading Mobile Payments Strategy of Mastercard is Crystallizing