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Visa and DeviceFidelity partner to bring mobile payments one step closer

Visa and DeviceFidelity have announced plans to launch an NFC-capable microSD memory card for use in mobile phones, effectively turning them into contactless payment devices. Although Visa's involvement makes this new device a much stronger proposition than previous offerings, perennial issues such as competing technologies, revenue models and consumer acceptance must still be tackled.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010
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TomTom: tracking fuel prices

TomTom has released a new sat nav system that tracks petrol and diesel prices in 12,000 fuel stations across the UK and allows users to compare fuel prices in their current location. The new technology is likely to increase competition between neighboring fuel retailers, but will also offer up a number of marketing opportunities that fuel retailers should not ignore.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2008
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Petrol: going mobile

Fuel retailer Petrol is introducing a prepaid mobile phone in Bulgaria. This decision could well be a positive move for the company, providing it with a way to increase loyalty at its service stations and grow its brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Nov 2008
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MicroSD-led NFC products may do more harm than good

DeviceFidelity's launch of an NFC-enabling cover for the iPhone follows hot on the heels of other developments to convert mobile handsets into contactless form factors. Given the sensitivity surrounding the NFC business model, this will provide added impetus for acquirers to build contactless acceptance but risks alienating mobile operators from future discussions around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2010
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M-payment cooperation in the Netherlands is important but retailers will need to be convinced

Some of the world's largest banks and mobile network operators are working together for a national roll-out of m-commerce in the Netherlands, anticipated to commence in 2012. While cooperation at this level is important to the future widespread adoption of the technology, retailers as well as consumers will need to be convinced of the benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2010
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Joint In2Pay solution is attractive but consumer reaction remains unclear

ViVOtech and DeviceFidelity have partnered to bring a full range of applications for mobile commerce to smartphones. For the payments industry, this could be a big step forward in building momentum behind all kinds of contactless applications. However, only the success of the recently announced trials and customer experience will determine the feasibility of further developments in this area.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2010

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