Articles Tagged ‘Isis’


Softcard to shut down in final blow to carriers’ NFC aspirations

March 6, 2015

In an expected move, mobile payments solution Softcard will be heading into the sunset as the nation’s three biggest wireless carriers consider if and what role they can play in what is expected to be a very significant market in the near future.

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Google-Softcard deal notwithstanding, Android payments still an open field

February 24, 2015

Google is teaming up with Softcard in the hopes of positioning Google Wallet as the leader in Android mobile payments, but it is likely to face a number of competitors.

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Will Softcard deal be enough to save Google Wallet?

January 21, 2015

While Apple Pay has quickly become the mobile payments platform to beat on iOS, the ongoing leadership void for Android users could be solved by Google’s reported interest in acquiring Softcard.

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Jamba Juice’s mobile efforts garner 1M transactions, 1M loyalty sign-ups

July 25, 2014

In mere months, health and wellness brand Jamba Juice has seen 1 million transactions through an Isis mobile wallet giveaway promotion and 1 million more mobile subscribers to its loyalty rewards program.

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Will retailer rejection put out Amazon Wallet’s fire?

July 24, 2014

Amazon has entered the offline mobile-payments space seeking to close the loop on merchant app downloads with a multi-merchant wallet, but retailers may shun the platform as Amazon has encroached on their profits before.

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Motel 6 bets on Google Wallet as a recruitment and rewards strategy

July 9, 2014

Motel 6 seeks to deliver an efficient digital booking experience by leveraging Google Wallet for faster and more convenient reservations, signifying the motelier has begun to identify customers’ pain points and mitigate them via mobile.

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Forrester’s Denée Carrington: Uber drives truly transformative mobile wallet experience

May 8, 2014

NEW YORK – A Forrester analyst at the 2014 MMA Forum admitted that not many mobile wallets available right now are blending commerce and context together seamlessly, although car transportation application Uber could be the exception.

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NFC takes another blow as 7-Eleven, Best Buy shut it down

March 20, 2014

Best Buy and 7-Eleven have announced that they will be shutting down their near-field communications capabilities in their retail locations, pointing to further struggles for NFC-based mobile payments.

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Mobile payments smackdown: Did Google Wallet just outplay Isis?

February 20, 2014

The Host Card Emulation feature in Android KitKat for driving near-field communications mobile payments just got a big boost in the form of support from MasterCard and Visa, which could spell trouble for Isis.

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How the Target data breach could boost mobile payments

February 13, 2014

Following Target’s recent data breach, the retailer announced plans to speed up its transition to the chip-based payment standard called EMV, a move that could give mobile payments a boost.

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