Payment processing provider WorldPay has announced a partnership with UK-based m-commerce platform provider The MoBank Group.
The deal will make it easier for WorldPay customers to take advantage of mobile commerce as they’ll all have access to MoBank’s MoPowered secure mobile commerce system.
Isis, the US-based mobile commerce venture announced last November by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has acquired a number of new supporters.
HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson all say they’ll be introducing NFC-enabled mobile devices compatible with the Isis technology standards. In addition, Isis is working with DeviceFidelity to add NFC functionality to other mobile devices.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints about two separate advertisements produced by The Carphone Warehouse in May.
Both ads were headlined ‘Phone 4. UK’s lowest price’, with one also containing small print that said ‘Service Plan in-store £13.99 per month’.
Samsung is the latest company to sign a patent licensing deal with Microsoft. In this case it’s a broad agreement to cross-license the patent portfolios of both companies, with Microsoft receiving royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform.
The companies have also agreed to cooperate in the development and marketing of Windows Phone.
Discovery Communications has signed a global partnership with handset manufacturer Huawei Device, creating the Huawei-Discovery Expedition phone.
The new rugged device is water-resistant, dustproof and shock-proof. It’s also equipped with Facebook and Twitter social networking capabilities.