Backed by major banks and telcos, the Amsterdam arm of Startupbootcamp has launched an NFC and contactless offering, inviting young firms to pitch for a place on a three month programme with access to funding, workspace and specialist advice.
Icici Bank, India's largest private sector bank and Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, today announced the successful launch of 'M-Pesa' - a unique mobile money transfer and payment service.
Vodafone plans to bring the M-Pesa mobile payments technology to Myanmar if it wins a bid to operate a mobile network in the South East Asian country.
Vodafone Group has formed a partnership with Munich-based Wirecard AG for the introduction of its mobile payment service.
UK telco consortium Weve has appointed David Sear, formerly of Travelex and VocaLink, as chief executive officer.
Weve announced today that it has now integrated Vodafone into its ground breaking mobile advertising and commerce platform. In completing this significant step, the company is able to operate and trade across its three shareholders' customer bases, adding millions of new opted-in users to the existing audience built by EE and O2.
Wireless operator Vodafone and card giant Visa have unveiled the SmartPass contactless mobile payments system that they will launch in Australia next year.
Vodafone is to launch its m-pesa mobile money transfer service in India in partnership with the country's largest bank, Icici Bank.
UK-based wireless giant Vodafone has teamed up with Gemalto and m-commerce outfit CorFire to develop an NFC-based mobile wallet.
NFC payments are to play second fiddle to mobile advertising in the business model drawn up by the Project Oscar consortium of UK wireless operators, who have rebranded their combined platform as Weve.
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