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British company launches ‘shocking’ new Internet of Things bank account

British technology company Intelligent Environments has launched what claims to be the 'world's first Internet of Things banking platform'.

Called Interact IoT, it enables smart devices such as the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Pavlok training wristband to be linked with a bank account.

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There'll be 2 billion mobile commerce users within three years, says Juniper Research

Over 2 billion mobile phone and tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

That’s up from an anticipated 1.6 billion people this year.

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GSMA launches a code of conduct for mobile money providers

The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers.

It includes common business principles that are designed to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services.

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Barclaycard bPay: wearable payment technology

Barclaycard bPay: wearable payment technology

Mark Bridge pays with a flick of the wrist

Mark Bridge writes:

Contactless payments. They're catching on, aren't they?

But mobile contactless payments haven't proved so popular.

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Major UK retailers announce their support for Zapp mobile payments

Major UK retailers announce their support for Zapp mobile payments

Mobile payment service Zapp has announced partnerships with a number of UK retailers ahead of an anticipated launch next year.

Asda, Sainsbury’s, House of Fraser and Shop Direct have all said they aim to allow the smartphone-based Zapp payment process from 2015.

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