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Report: Google ahead of rivals in m-pay market

A new report by Coleago Consulting, the telecoms consulting firm, says Google is currently in the best position to succeed in the mobile payments market. However the firm has some advice for rivals such as mobile operators and Apple to catch up.

New mobile bank set for trial launch

A self-styled “reboot of banking” that promises to integrate mobile, online engagement, social media and …

Visa Europe launches new mobile payment services with more to come

Credit card giant Visa Europe is set to launch two new mobile payment services with the promise from its chief executive of more new products and services in coming months.

Handset giants back m-payment venture Isis

Isis, the mobile payment joint-venture between three of the leading US operators, has announced that …

Broadcom ups its NFC challenge with new chipset

Leading vendor Broadcom has unveiled a new family of NFC chips in an attempt to narrow the gap with market leader NXP and rivals such as Inside Secure.

Safaricoms M-Pesa suffers outage

Subscribers to the M-Pesa mobile money service were among those impacted when Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom suffered a network outage over the weekend (24-25 September), according to Mobile Money Africa.

Google Wallet experiences teething problems at launch

Google is working “to resolve issues that may arise with Google Wallet”, the company’s newly …

Mobile operator-backed Isis will support Android

Isis, the mobile payments venture backed by three of the four largest mobile operators in the US, will work on multiple operating systems including Android, according to one of it leading executives interviewed by PCMag.

MasterCard says m-pay security is front and center

MasterCard has moved to reassure users about the security of making payments via a mobile phone following concerns raised during the high-profile launch of services such as Google Wallet.

China urged to adopt its own standard for m-payments

China needs to develop a national standard for mobile payments says a leading figure in its standardisation body, according to China Daily.