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    Asia Pacific will continue to lead on NFC payments — study Edit Post

    The Asia Pacific region will account for the largest share of spending via NFC-based smartphones in 2020, according to Strategy Analytics. The region will be ahead of North America (31 per cent) and Western Europe (21 per cent), said the study. Total spending via NFC phones will hit $130 billion by the end of the decade, says ...

  • Adyen 2

    $250M funding for Adyen shows rise of online, mobile payments Edit Post

    A massive funding round will enable payment firm Adyen to expand geographically and capitalise on the various channels it serves. The $250 million round was led by General Atlantic and also had participation from Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures. Adyen enables merchants to accept payment from customers almost anywhere in the world, whether online, on a ...
  • Big China

    Mobile will account for more than half of China’s online shopping by 2016 — survey Edit Post

    Nearly one third (30 per cent) of online shopping in China this year was conducted via mobile devices, according to iResearch. And that figure will hit 53 per cent by 2016, said the same research firm. Mobile shopping is clearly on an upward trajectory because the leading online shopping players are putting greater effort into the ...