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As per the last count (and I keep track of this stuff) there are 47 misconceptions, misunderstandings, and myths about Apple when it comes to mobile payments. I’m not going to bore you with all 47, but we can hit the highlights on three which have recently been brought to the forefront. 1.
MCX isn’t the first retailer(s) to try either controlling the mobile wallet or creating their own. The question at this point is should they even be concerned.
Contrary to what may be said, Isis is a big deal for mobile payments.
On a normal business day I probably have a meeting or call with at least half a dozen companies, and the first thing they think of when I mention NFC is mobile payments. More specifically, they always correlate Google Wallet with NFC.
Thanks to the recent judgment in Apple's lawsuit against Samsung, next month we could see a potential import ban placed on Samsung on top of the damages awarded to Apple. So how is this a good thing for mobile payments...
The partnership between Starbucks and Square won't stop NFC for mobile payments.
If you look at some of Apple's patents over the last year, you see NFC everywhere.
People really think Apple is going with Bluetooth for payments?
Not every use case for mobile payments is destined to be a winner.
For retail, 2012 is all about mobile, mobile, mobile. But are they doing it all wrong by focusing on something that’s destined to fail? No, I’m not saying mobile phones in consumer's hands, and retailers pushing services onto those phones, will fail.
Is it too late for mobile payments via contactless SIM cards?
Isis should cooperate with Google and let them do all the heavy lifting
Financial institutions have big opportunities in mobile wallets, but will the wallets themselves become a commodity?
Even if it doesnt include NFC and mobile payments, Apples iPhone 5 may still spur mobile payment adoption.
The fight is on between Isis and Google for mobile wallet preeminence. Or is it?
PayPal says it is looking at many technologies, including NFC, then days later its parent company comes out and says NFC is "not for commerce." What does it mean? The devil is in the details.
Turn on the news today and the stock market might be doing ok, but the topic on people’s minds is jobs, jobs, and "Hey, where are the jobs?" I’ve recently learned through a few associates in the industry of something that seems to be a pattern. In May, we saw Google announce its Mobile Wallet.
As competition heats up for mobile payment market share, the market for mobile payment IP may be heating up too.
Alternative mobile payment technologies? There's only one, no alternatives.
While China and India may seem like good markets for mobile payments, the real opportunity may be in Latin America.