Mark Bridge writes:
Mobile World Congress is over for another year. Also gone is the mobile industry’s sudden obsession with public transport and student protests in Barcelona. But away from the local news, what’s been going on?
Mark Bridge and James Rosewell report for from the final day at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. James visits the WIP app developer conference, while Mark has conversations with Visa and with Dolby.
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James Rosewell and Mark Bridge look back at the final day of Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. In today's programme they discuss Thursday's WIP developer conference, Visa's mobile payment plans and new services from Dolby.
Mobile payment company iZettle, which launched its plug-in ‘chip card’ reader and associated mobile payment app in Sweden last year, has now launched a beta version of its service in Denmark, Finland and Norway.
The first 5,000 chip-card readers in each country will be available free of charge.
Vodafone and Visa have announced a worldwide partnership that’ll enable consumers to pay for goods and services using their mobile phones.
It’ll be a Vodafone branded NFC service based on a Visa payWave prepaid account and will launch first in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK during the coming financial year.