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Cape Town launches mobile transport app

THE City of Cape Town has launched a mobile transport application which it hopes will make it significantly easier for residents and visitors to move around the city....

APAC, Mobile App

Bharti Airtel to launch cross-border money transfer service

Bharti Airtel is to launch a service that enables its money subscribers to send, receive and withdraw cash from their mobile wallets across international borders in East Africa....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Bharti Airtel

Bill Gates lauds BD's mobile banking

Lauding highly the mobile banking services in Bangladesh, the iconic inventor in the world of information technology, Bill Gates, said banking on digital technology would bring financial services to the world's poor....

Mobile Banking, APAC

Alibaba's main Chinese competitor in mobile

Alibaba has now become something of a household name in the U.S. after its largest-ever IPO last month, but back in China it's effort to expand into mobile—the fastest growing part of e-commerce—faces challenges....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, Alibaba

Why A Korean Juggernaut Bought Mobile Commerce Startup Shopkick

At first glance, shopkick might not seem like much—another deals platform that rewards you for your shopping behavior. But closer scrutiny reveals one of the most powerful mobile commerce platforms around: a geotargeting mecca....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, Shopkick

MasterCard, Chunghwa Telecom team up on mobile payments

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) MasterCard Inc., the world's second-largest credit and debit card network, teamed up Wednesday with Chunghwa Telecom Co. and four banks in Taiwan to issue digital credit cards that use near-field communication (NFC) technology on smartphones....

Mobile Payments, APAC, MasterCard, Chunghwa Telecom

Western Union Launches Self-service Money Transfer Kiosk Service in the UAE

Customers can now remit money on a 24/7 basis with over 580 kiosks conveniently located across the UAE The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a world-leading money transfer company, announced today that it has gone live with automated self-service kiosks in the UAE that allow customers to pay bills and send money to friends and family anywhere in the world via easy-to-use touch screen terminals on a 24x7 basis....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Western Union

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Features Compact Metal Construction

Samsung is about to release its latest smartphone on the market. The Galaxy Alpha will be available this week. At first, AT&T is the exclusive carrier of the new device....

Mobile Technology, APAC, Americas, Smartphones, Samsung

Vodafone M-Pesa ties up with railways arm for ticket booking

MUMBAI: Vodafone entered into a strategic partnership today with Bharat BPO, an arm of the Railways, to provide an integrated train enquiry service as well as enable online booking of railway tickets through its mobile money transfer and payment service Vodafone M-Pesa....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Vodafone M-Pesa

Gemalto catches a ride with China Mobile

French vendor Gemalto has announced that China Mobile is deploying its NFC-based SIM cards for a range of mobile contactless applications, starting with ticketing for the public transport system in Beijing....

NFC, Mobile Payments, APAC, Gemalto, China Mobile, SIM Card

Safaricom loses battle to block Equity Bank’s thin sim card

Kenya: Integrated communications services provider, Safaricom, has lost the battle to block Equity Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary Finserve Africa from entering the lucrative mobile money services market using the Thin Sim technology....

Mobile Money Transfer, APAC, Safaricom, Equity Bank, SIM Card

Next Samsung Smartwatch Rumored to have Mobile Payment, Fingerprint Sensor

Although its debut is set for the 2015 Mobile World Congress, Sasmung's next smartwatch is being beset by rumors galore....

Mobile Payments, Global, APAC, Samsung, Smartwatch

ICICI Bank says 5% of total transactions done via mobile phone

MUMBAI: Amid reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank on slow pick-up of mobile banking, country's largest private lender ICICI BankBSE 0.44 % today said it is witnessing a huge growth in adoption and the stream now constitutes for up to 5 per cent of overall transactions....

Mobile Banking, APAC, ICICI Bank

Snapdeal to double engineers to 700 to tap mobile commerce

MUMBAI: Leading online retailer Snapdeal is increasing focus on mobile commerce, where it will be doubling its engineering staff count to 700 soon as it sees over 90 per cent of business coming in through this platform over the next three years, its co-founder said today....

Mobile Commerce, APAC, Snapdeal

Apple to partner with China Unionpay on m-payments - report

Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with China Unionpay to jointly launch mobile payments in China....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Apple, UnionPay

Visa explores options to sell stake in Monitise

Visa is exploring options to sell its stake in mobile banking technology company Monitise, the card network announced in a press release....

Mobile Banking, APAC, Visa, Monitise

Orange, BANK OF AFRICA in mobile financial services partnership

BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa....

APAC, Mobile Money, Orange Money, Bank of Africa

Zamtel to launch mobile money

ZAMTEL says it will soon roll out a mobile money facility after the approval of a licence by Bank of Zambia (BoZ)....

APAC, Mobile Money, Zamtel

Apple a decade behind Japan's mobile payment curve

In Japan, mobile contactless payments have been used regularly for a decade....

NFC, Mobile Payments, APAC, Apple

China’s WeChat Introduces In-store Payments for Nine Retail Chains

Tencent backed instant messaging app, WeChat has been reportedly updated with in-store mobile payments for nine retail chains across China and the feature will be officially opened on September 15....

Mobile Payments, APAC, WeChat

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