UK-based e-commerce company Gate2Shop has announced a partnership with mobile payment provider mopay. It means that customers who don't have or don't want to use credit cards and bank accounts can make online payments at Gate2Shop-equipped retailers via their mobile phones. As a result, Gate2Shop partners in over 60 countries can now add mobile payments to their other payment options.
Last week's IQ2010 event in London saw the UK appearance of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform (MDP). This is a Qualcomm-branded mobile phone that'll be available to buy later this year, either with the Android OS or with the Brew Mobile Platform.
HipLogic, which already offers an alternative 'home screen' with live information for mobile users, has announced a new application called *Spark. (Yes, the asterisk is part of the product name). It's currently available free in beta form for Android and Symbian users, having been revealed yesterday at Nokia World in London and at DEMO in San Francisco.
This week's podcast discusses changes at the top in Nokia, reorganisation at Vodafone and more power for 3G transmitters. There's also a report from the Qualcomm IQ2010 event in London, where Mark Bridge talks to Melanie Honnor about mobile TV and learns about Qualcomm's mobile developer platform from Tia Cassett.