The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

2012 was a record year in the growth of app store purchases over mobile operator billing. Google Play sales processed via carrier billing by Amdocs for leading NA operators tripled in revenues last year.

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

The world has already turned mobile, but the question of how soon and in what way will money go mobile still remains. Optimistic predictions were made for 2012, which was supposed to be the boom year for mobile payments of...

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

At midnight yesterday, Google sent me an email on how the new GoogleWallet update will now allow me to store my "Citi MasterCard" online. As other Google Wallet aficionados may recall (Bueller..? Bueller..?), Citi was the lone standout in Google Wallet's journey to the cloud and its race to conformity.

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Especially in banked markets, where payment card penetration is often above the hundred percent, we have all learned to recognize that mobile payments needs to be more then "mobilizing" payments by changing the form factor from plastic card to a...

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

Mobile payment startup raises $2 million from group of private investors.

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

Carrier biller now connected to 90 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers.

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

Major developments in 2012 highlight how far the mobile payment market has come. 

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Customer email and screenshots of the new Google Wallet app leaked.

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

It may not be sexy, but mediation is key to the future of mobile payments.

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Carrier partnering with CorFire and Gemalto to offer mobile wallet to its 400 million subscribers.

Let's talk about fraud

Let's talk about fraud

I am in Vegas and I am fascinated by my room key. This is not the usual "insert into the slot, wait for it turn green or hear it chime" key cards; these are 'tap and hold to a door scanner till the door opens' RFID key card.

Isis announces its pilot programs are now up and running

Isis announces its pilot programs are now up and running

Isis flips the switch in test markets Austin and Salt Lake City.

Google, Discover to announce joint payment method (UPDATED)

Google, Discover to announce joint payment method (UPDATED)

(UPDATED) Companies partnering on making Google Wallet more accessible in the offline world.

Why is Isis a big deal?

Why is Isis a big deal?

Contrary to what may be said, Isis is a big deal for mobile payments.

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

A U.K. tech journalist tries his hand at actually using some mobile payment methods.

MasterCard links up with another carrier: Japan's NTT DOCOMO

MasterCard links up with another carrier: Japan's NTT DOCOMO

Card giant adds another mobile provider to its web of carrier partners.

Isis in stasis (UPDATED)

Isis in stasis (UPDATED)

Mobile payment JV waits to launch pilot program while it sorts out issues.

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

The NFC payment market in the U.S. may be in some disarray, but it's a big world. Russian carrier MTS has partnered with global payment brand MasterCard to introduce mobile payments using near field communications technology to its 100 million...

Isis pilot on hold again

Isis pilot on hold again

Carrier mobile payment effort pushes launch of pilot program to October at the soonest.

MasterCard acquires offer, loyalty platform Truaxis

MasterCard acquires offer, loyalty platform Truaxis

Card brand to leverage Truaxis platform to target consumers with relevant discounts and offers.

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