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Mobile Payment Transactions: BLE or NFC?

  The mobile payments and retail industries have been buzzing on the debate of which data transfer technology is best suited to carry out mobile transactions: BLE or NFC. On one side, companies such as PayPal and Apple are promoting BLE beacons to carry out contactless...

Aereo: The Real TV Game Changer

  Over the last year as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime have continued to gain steam; another streaming service has taken the broadcast industry by storm, and can truly be regarded as the next disruptor.   Aereo- a startup based out of New York City, works in similar...

The Time is Now with Android 4.5

  In Q3 of 2013, 80% of smartphones shipped were built on Android. This leaves a meager one out of five for Apple.   Unfortunately for Android, most of these devices were considered “junk phones”. Devices that are larger in size cost more to manufacture because of their uneconomical components....

Think Beacons are only for Retail? Think Again.

  There has been a lot of talk about the Retail industry being revitalized by beacons. Beacon use cases for in-store journey mapping, and instant promotions have been displayed by retailers such as Macy’s and The Apple Store. The following industries have found unique ways to...

What Are Beacons and Who’s Using Them?

  Beacons are set to revitalize the retail industry. It is widely known that customers are already using their smartphones to shop while inside retail stores. Beacons will combine both the digital and in-store shopping experiences to bring value to customers (via instant push notifications and...

The Future of Mobile Payments in Canada

The mobile payment industry has been evolving rapidly as of late. Google introduced host card emulation (HCE) in Android 4.4,  Visa and MasterCard officially threw their support behind HCE last month and most recently, EMVCo released their framework for tokenization. What this means for mobile payments is standards...

Visa and MasterCard Officially Embrace Mobile Payments

  Mobile payments could be ready to take off! This week Visa and MasterCard announced they would support host card emulation (HCE). By supporting HCE, they side stepped mobile payment barriers like the “Secure Element” and effectively simplified the mobile ecosystem.   What is Secure Element?   Traditionally, NFC transactions were...