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Blurred Lines

Mobile payments are taking off, and by 2017, consumers worldwide are likely to be using the technology to spend $700 billion or more annually, according to Forrester Research. But as technology companies look for ways to participate in that growth, they may find risks that they haven’t anticipated. “This is an evolving field, and there… Continue Reading

A Smart Wallet

The Potential for mobile payments is huge. So are the potential legal and regulatory hurdles. Banks, retailers, and pundits are paying a lot of attention to mobile payments, which typically involve the use of smartphones and tablets to pay for purchases.  But a lack of mobile infrastructure has kept the use of mobile payments fairly low… Continue Reading

The Rise of Mobile Payments – Impact on M&A Activity in 2013

What’s involved? A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless technology that enables communication between devices over a distance of less than 10 cm. – will reach $670 billion by 2015 and $1.3 trillion… Continue Reading

When will mobile payments finally make it to the U.S.?

In some parts of the world, paying for items with your smartphone is old news. But when will mobile payments come stateside? That depends on how broadly you define m-commerce. “Anything you can do online with your laptop”—buy products, check bank accounts—“people will increasingly do over their mobile phones,” says Nick Holland, senior analyst with… Continue Reading