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Masabi takes mobile train tickets to the USA

UK mobile rail ticket pioneer Masabi has been awarded the contract to launch the first smartphone rail ticketing system in the USA.

It’ll be working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, enabling passengers to buy and display rail tickets on their smartphones across the MBTA’s rail network.

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Masabi powers new mobile phone rail ticket service from redspottedhanky.com

Online travel retailer redspottedhanky.com has introduced a UK train ticket service for mobile phone users.

The mobile application, which was developed by m-ticket company Masabi, allows customers to search for and buy train tickets without paying any booking fees. In addition, users will also earn loyalty points from redspottedhanky.com.

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New free mobile app combines real-time train info and secure ticket purchasing

Train operator ScotRail is the latest rail company to launch a mobile phone app.

It says this is currently the only UK app that provides real-time train information for the UK and ticket purchasing for UK rail routes without any additional charge.

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Masabi picks up new funding for mobile train ticket service

London-based mobile phone ticketing company Masabi is receiving $4 million from mobile technology investment business m8 Capital.

The money will be used to support m-ticket deployment with UK rail companies, for the development of new service features and to help Masabi expand into new markets.

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Mobile money dominates the week's news in our podcast

In this week's podcast we cover Microsoft's purchase of Skype, Google's launch of Chromebooks and Nokia's name-changing at Ovi.

There's also a lot of news about mobile money, with Visa making plans for the USA, Chiltern Railways introducing m-tickets and TNS reporting a 100% increase in UK mobile banking. In addition, we talk to Yossi Yarkoni of DigiMo about his company's new mobile payment platform.

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