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Welcome to our look at WAP, i-mode and related wireless technologies in
mobile Marketing, Payments and Commerce.
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||EarthPort is a trusted, secure Internet payment system that
allows users to transact via PCs and Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP) phones and other WAP enabled devices direct
from their bank account.
||ePayWireless specializes in providing complete hand held
wireless payment processing solutions. Products and services
range from credit and debit point of sale equipment, wireless
airtime, front end switch services and wireless merchant
Telecommunication products and services.
|Global Mobile Commerce
||The Global Mobile Commerce Forum is a diverse group of
companies from around the world, companies that want to have a
say in the future of mobile commerce, working together towards
a future where consumers will be able to use their mobile
phones (or other devices) to carry out their business wherever
they are, whenever they want.
on the web, Application
software suppliers, Smart
card and electronic commerce solutions, Hardware
||Online hotel operating supply purchasing now accessible
through new WAP technology. hsupply.com is shattering the
basic assumption of e-procurement -- that buyers are tethered
to their computers -- with the announcement that its B2B
portal is now WAP enabled.
Card Solution Smart Card is the new emerging technology,
which may be a shield against counterfeiting and is a
strategic arm for the expansion of capabilities and services.
JCB is working towards an efficient migration to smart cards
in alliance with our partners worldwide to ensure that JCB
cardmembers may take full advantage of the high level of
security and multi-functionalities that smart card technology
||LocatioNet Platform™ location-based platform, based on
nine years of experience of creating unique systems for the
military, AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) and commercial
markets. The LocatioNet Platform allows for smooth, rapid and
comprehensive real-time integration of all the location
determination technologies, all types of mapping as well as
any content databases. It enables application developers to
benefit from the comprehensive platform resources in real-time
environment. It was designed for fast and easy integration by
cellular carriers, wireless location providers, cellular
portals, AVL companies and any business wishing to provide its
customers with the most advanced location-based services.
||News and features about mobile commerce and the wireless
||"Media tripod" (magazine/portal/conference)
devoted to m-commerce.
||Turnkey Mobile Billing Solutions. secure.mBill is paving the
way for a new era in secure mobile billing for content and
services! Through this interface, we enable you to setup and
manage all of your services with mBill.
||Mobile Internet is the first newsletter to provide regular,
unbiased structured news, analysis, comment and data on the
global activities of content and application players,
answering the questions crucial to an m-commerce future.
|More Magic Software
||Payment platform for m/e-commerce.
||Nuratek specializes in B2B and B2C portal solutions. These
portal solutions will enable you to optimize your information
systems with “real-time” database integrations through the
||Consortium to standardize mobile payment and encourage
worldwide growth of m-commerce.
||RegiSoft has developed an Internet-based revenue generation
and marketing solution for the mobile commerce market. By
leveraging a value-added service (VAS) package with Electronic
License Distribution, RegiSoft is positioned to expand trade
relationships for B2B and B2C enterprises. RegiSoft's solution
is based on the World Trade Server(TM), a Java-based
application that manages and records the Internet-based
licenses in form of e-Coupons and e-Vouchers with a front and
back office system. RegiSoft's products support wireless
connectivity including infrared/RF and Bluetooth technologies.
||Safira m-Site Builder is the most complete publishing
platform to take your business mobile. It allows the
development of solid and feature-rich, color enhanced mobile
internet sites, with no technical knowledge required.
||Skymo Mobile Payment Service. Charge for website access
using mobile phone billing. Setup in 1 week.
Demonstrates Wireless (wap) Capabilities for Electronic
Billing and Customer Care (6/00) Solant, Inc., leading
provider of Interactive Customer Care (ICC) and Electronic
Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) solutions, announces that
it has incorporated WAP technology into its software to
facilitate transactions over WAP-enabled handheld and other
||Mobile Commerce Platform (MCP) allows you to be a merchant
aggregator and offer your customers easy to use, secure mobile
commerce micro/macro payment services.
|Sell It On The Web
- Online Sales Psychology That Works So you have a Web
site. No matter what it is all about, your site was built to
be used by people. The good news for you today is that people,
no matter how complicated they may all seem, run on a common
psychological framework. They use this framework to do just
about everything, including use and buy from your Web site.
provides card issuers, telephone operating companies (telcos),
wireless carriers and manufacturers with a server-based
product that seamlessly and securely authenticates the user
and transfers payment details from wireless devices through to
the payment processor for settlement.
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WiFi Payment Machine - Taking your cash anywhere (9/05)
Nuritelecom has broken into the wireless market with their ‘ZigBee’
wireless credit card machine, it features embedded electronic
signature function to ensure secure payments. This ‘ZigBee’
wireless credit card inquiry machine offers inquiry / payment
/ print functions for credit cards, interact and cash
receipts. This machine is very useful for business like gas
stations, shopping centers, restaurants or even legitimately
selling stuff out the back for your truck. The great part of
the product is that the customer can watch the process of
their payment at the same time. Also the machine reduces bills
to only one because of the electronic signature function.
DoCoMo to Launch Revolutionary Mobile Wallet Service Useable
with New i-mode Smart-Card Handsets (6/04) NTT DoCoMo,
Inc. and its eight regional subsidiaries announce the July
2004 launch of the i-mode FeliCa Service for mobile wallet
applications, which will be used in combination with the
company's first four i-mode smart-card handsets - three 2G
mova 506iC series handsets and the 3G FOMA F900iC handset -
which also will be launched in early July. DoCoMo's
revolutionary new service and smart-card handsets can be used
for a variety of unprecedented functions, including train
pass, debit card (electronic money), credit card and personal
identification card, applications previously possible only
with IC-equipped cards.
Wins ‘Most Innovative Billing Product’ Award At World
Billing Awards 2003 (5/03) Am-Beo receives the World
Billing Award for Most Innovative Billing Product. Am-Beo was
recognized for its leadership in providing innovations to the
telecommunications billing industry. Am-Beo was an initiator
of the stand-alone rating engine to help maximize revenues
associated with digital products and services. Am-Beo also
took an early step in developing software to manage the
revenue settlements between the complex partner chain in next
generation products and delivery. Am-Beo most recently
provided innovations in the wifi area specifically around the
roaming and revenue settlements involved with WLAN
The Register M-Commerce
for All (2/03) Four big European mobile network operators
are clubbing together to form the Mobile Payments Services
Association. Step forward Orange, Telefonica, T-Mobile, and
Vodafone, founder members of an organisation to drive
m-commerce and more to the point, interoperable m-payments
across countries under a single brand.
M-Commerce in Asia Hint to the US Future? (9/02) Though US
users may consider mobile commerce a foreign concept, Japan
and South Korea offer clues as to what could lie ahead when
m-commerce develops stateside. Twelve to 18 months ago,
vendors, wireless operators and research firms all confidently
predicted mobile commerce, or m-commerce, as the next big
Lucent, Oracle, Siemens and Sun establish consortium to
standardize mobile payment and encourage worldwide growth of
m-commerce (1/02) PayCircle consortium will develop,
utilize and promote open interfaces for mobile payment.
Hewlett Packard, Lucent Technologies, Oracle, Siemens, and Sun
Microsystems established the PayCircle consortium to provide
mobile device users worldwide a standard means of making
mobile payments, regardless of the payment systems used by
merchants or service providers. PayCircle will promote the
growth of m-commerce by making payment transactions easier for
Shows No Lasting Effect from Terror Attack (10/01) The
events of Sept. 11 have not had a long-lasting negative effect
on online shopping, nor have they prompted people to turn to
the Internet as an alternative to public shopping places. A
special supplementary edition of the Yahoo!/ACNielsen Internet
Confidence Index, designed to measure confidence levels in the
Internet following the Sept. 11 attack, found that even the
Northeast, the region hardest hit by the tragedy, saw a
34-point increase since the previous survey, which was fielded
just before Sept. 11.
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