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30-Sep-14
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

29-Sep-14
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

29-Sep-14
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

26-Sep-14
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

23-Sep-14
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

23-Sep-14
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

22-Sep-14
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

19-Sep-14
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

19-Sep-14
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

19-Sep-14
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

18-Sep-14
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

16-Sep-14
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

15-Sep-14
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

15-Sep-14
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

15-Sep-14
Paytm allows digital wallet users to transfer money between them

BANGALORE: Online payment service Paytm has added a facility to its digital wallet that allows users to transfer money between them, and integrated its wallet with online merchants like MakeMyTrip and BookMyShow....

Mobile Payments, APAC, Digital Wallet, Paytm

10-Sep-14
Bangladesh not yet ready for new mobile technology

Analysts speak on second day of CTO conference...

Mobile Technology, APAC

26-Aug-14
Mozilla aims to break Indian mobile market with $33 smartphone

Internet browser group Mozilla has followed in Google’s footsteps by releasing a mobile device - with one difference; its smartphone will cost merely $33 - as it looks to capitalise on the growing Indian market....

Mobile Technology, APAC, Smartphones, Mozilla

26-Aug-14
Will WeChat Succeed in Mobile Commerce?

WeChat, China’s wildly popular social messaging app, is experimenting with mobile commerce in a bid to become an all-in-one platform. What are the odds of success?...

Mobile Commerce, APAC, WeChat

25-Aug-14
Ericsson study sees bright future for mobile banking

About 97 percent of the country's population are interested in using mobile phones to send and receive money, according to a study by Ericsson, the Swedish communications technology and services company....

Mobile Banking, APAC, Ericsson

25-Aug-14
Idea Cellular launches mobile wallet, Idea Money

NEW DELHI: Idea Cellular has launched a mobile wallet service Idea Money which allows customers to conduct transactions like prepaid mobile recharges, DTH recharges, utility bill payments and money transfers....

APAC, Mobile Wallet, Idea Cellular, Idea Money

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