Last year AT&T, T‑Mobile and Verizon rolled out their Isis mobile payment service across the USA.
However, recent international news headlines have used the acronym ISIS to refer to a group of fighters in Syria and Iraq.
Mark Bridge writes:
Bitcoin, as Wikipedia tells me, is a peer-to-peer payment system introduced as open-source software in 2009. It’s a ‘virtual currency’ that can be used for transferring money and for buying products or services, although only if your chosen retailer accepts Bitcoin.
Mobile money specialist Monitise plc has changed its leadership structure, appointing Elizabeth Buse as co-CEO alongside current Chief Executive Alastair Lukies.
Ms Buse, who’d previously served on the Monitise board, stepped down from her role as Executive Vice President of Solutions for Visa earlier this year.
A report published today by Juniper Research shows that one in five of all mobile phones will have mobile wallet functionality by 2018.
That compares with less than 10% at the end of last year.
Podcast - 14th May 2014
This week's podcast begins with a new keenly-priced flagship smartphone from Huawei. We then move on to talk about a UK price promise from Vodafone, mobile payments, feature phone upgrades, WiFi hotspots and the benefits of a Carphone/Dixons merger.
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge condense all the biggest mobile industry news headlines from the past 7 days into a free 30-minute podcast.