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WhatsApp Pay: Mobile payment’s passage to India

The previous few years have been an interesting time for money and payments in India. On November 8th, 2016, the Government of India demonetized 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in a bid to crack down on the currency fraud and black markets. Demonetization has lead to a sharp rise in mobile payments at the end […]

UK: In-store mobile spend jumps 328%

Mobile payments: A tipping point in the UK A new analysis from Worldpay confirms that mobile payments are fast approaching a “tipping point” in the UK. Indeed, in-store mobile payments topped £975 million in 2017, while the total number of contactless transactions (made with a mobile device) totaled 126 million. “[These statistics] mark a 328% […]

Money in motion: Mobile payment adoption

The rise of online retailers such as Amazon and mobile payment platforms including Apple, Samsung, and Google Pay (formerly Android Pay), underscores the importance of closing the gap between an online personalized shopping experience and brick-and-mortar stores. As such, more retailers are embracing the implementation of new technology to satisfy consumers across every channel whenever […]

Talking payments at Mobile World Congress 2018

In our increasingly connected world, Mobile World Congress has become more than the venue for the latest smartphone launches. The conversations and demonstrations in Barcelona now have a profound impact on various industries across the globe. With mobile playing a powerful role in the way we transact in-store and online, what did this year’s show […]

Scanning in: The Shanghai Metro’s mobile payment solution

The Shanghai Metro, operating since 1993, is the world’s largest rapid transit system by route length totaling 396 miles, the second largest in terms of number of stations, and also the second largest by annual ridership, with 3.4 billion rides in 2016. QR Code Turnstiles In January, 2018, the Shanghai Metro has introduced QR code-readers […]

Rambus is @ MWC 2018!

MWC 2018 kicks off today in Barcelona! We’re at booth #7J31 (Hall 7) in the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, showcasing our CryptoManager IoT Security Service, Unified Payment Platform and a range of Smart Ticketing solutions. Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service The Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service is a turnkey security solution for IoT Service providers […]

(Smart) watch this space: Wearables and mobile payments

Smartwatches began as an extension of a user’s smartphone. For example, the Moto 360 can forward notifications, removing the need to take one’s phone out of their pocket or bag. Smartwatches can also measure heart-rate and access cellular data in the case of the Samsung Gear S2 and the recently-released 2017 Apple Watch. Of course, […]

Rise of the machines: The future of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is slowly, but surely, becoming less science fiction and more science fact. Already, there are applications of AI in fields such as Waymo’s self-driving cars, to Ant Financial’s photo-recognition platforms for insurance claims, to Huawei’s AI-equipped Kirin 970 chip which powers its Mate 10 phones. Open source software packages exist that can […]

Bolstering retail revenue with in-store mobile

146% revenue growth A new survey from Stratix and IHL Group (cited by Retail Touchpoints) has concluded that successfully deploying mobile in-store commerce could potentially drive up to 146% revenue growth for retailers in 2018. Moreover, mobile in-store may very well be considered a “key investment decision” for any retailer suffering flat or declining sales. […]

Tokenization: Beyond payments

In an age where users are becoming more reliant on sharing sensitive data, fraud is on the rise. The Federal Trade Commission’s online database of consumer complaints reports 13 million complaints from 2012-2016, 42 percent of which were fraud related, and 13 percent, identity theft complaints. The rise in fraud comes amid growing security measures, […]

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