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An interesting email about ISIS – and the future of mobile money

An interesting email about ISIS – and the future of mobile money

Written by on July 24, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

You know how, in most email boxes, you can just see the title of the email and the first line of the text? Well, imagine how difficult it was for us not to grin with sheer glee when we saw an email from our friends at Mobile Payments Today. The title was ‘ISIS needs a […]

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Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Written by on April 14, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 According to the latest research by Juniper, ‘global payments via mobile devices will reach $507 billion this year, a rise of 40 percent.’ The initial reaction at the BillingViews Detective Agency was to welcome the news and to take it at face value. But then one of our top detectives began to get an itchy nose […]

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What have NFC and connected cars got in common?

What have NFC and connected cars got in common?

Written by on October 30, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

As if to prove Peter Cochrane’s (and our own) thesis that large companies cannot innovate, ISIS and their fixation with NFC for payments is looking more and more like a car crash in slow motion. As we have said several times before, NFC is similar to IMS in how it will evolve. Five years ago […]

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Why is Apple not solving the mobile payments problem?

Why is Apple not solving the mobile payments problem?

Written by on September 27, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 3 Comments

Once again, I am unimpressed.  Another September Apple event, another iPhone release, and another missed opportunity to become a major player in the mobile payment space. Apple is taking steps towards getting into the payments game, but it is not nearly enough.  Tim Cook and his team should be jumping in to the deep end […]

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ISIS: So Close, Yet So Far

ISIS: So Close, Yet So Far

Written by on September 4, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

This summer proved to be a busy time for ISIS, the American based mobile wallet driven by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.  News out of ISIS aims to further expand the reach and power of their mobile wallet offering but will it be enough to get both merchants and consumers on board? The Good News… In […]

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ISIS to Roll Out across the Nation (United States) – The Question is: Why?

ISIS to Roll Out across the Nation (United States) – The Question is: Why?

Written by on August 6, 2013 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

ISIS, the expensive joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile is about to go national. This follows an agonizingly long trial in Salt Lake City and Austin (which this writer wrote about nearly two years ago when with Connected Planet – sadly no longer with us). So, what innovation and ground breaking advances can America […]

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Does The Success of ISIS Hang on Devices?

Written by on February 13, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

by which I mean this …. As you might remember, I am somewhat skeptical about ISIS, the joint venture between the Big Boys of communications and the Big Boys of payments processing. A recent article in Mobile Commerce Daily reported that customers in Salt Lake City were following merchants after they had left the store and […]

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NFC to Take a Back Seat?

Written by on January 3, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

In the happy holiday turmoil you might have missed PayPal President, David Marcus’ blog in which he predicts that the “NFC payments debate will slowly die in 2013.” “Is tapping a phone on a terminal any easier than swiping a credit card?” he asks. You might think that we would agree wholeheartedly. NFC has been […]

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Why Mobile Payments? Because Cards Can’t Talk

Written by on October 18, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

At last, the bank-backed ISIS mobile payment system will debut next week via trials in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City Utah. Oft quoted skeptics argue that mobile payments won’t succeed in the US because plastic credit cards are already easy for consumers to use. This is true. What the skeptics are missing, however, is […]

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The Crisis at ISIS and the Rise and Rise of M-Pesa

Written by on October 9, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

ISIS, the NFC mobile wallet that is about to tested in Salt Lake City and a couple of other cities in the US is still – about to be tested. According to Mobile Payments Today, there are several reasons for the lack of anything happening. Reading between the lines, it comes down to the difference […]

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