PayPass Encryption technology and MasterCard Zero Liability† protection on your contactless-enabled Credit, Debit or Prepaid MasterCard card make using contactless at checkout as safe as swiping. And contactless has built-in safeguards to help prevent unwanted purchases: It never leaves your hands at checkout It must be extremely close to the reader to work It only bills you once – even if you tap twice by mistake Encryption is just one of many security technologies MasterCard uses to help prevent and detect fraud. To use MasterCard contactless, just tap your card or device on the universal contactless symbol on the reader at checkout.
whatsinmypurse" TAGPAY TAGPAYTM is a secure and convenient mobile payment service offered by Tagattitude. TAGPAY is the complete mobile payment solution available on 100% of mobile phones. With TAGPAY, clients can make purchases on the web or with participating merchants using their mobile phone. TAGPAY can work as a prepaid account system that uses the mobile phone as the payment device. Clients load their account with participating merchants or on the web. Forget cash, coins, and cards... The secure authentication and payment validation technology underlying TAGPAY is called NSDTTM. All phones can make payments using TAGPAY no matter what type of handset they have or which network operator they belong to. How to open a TAGPAY account? Creating a TAGPAY account is free and easy. How to load money onto your TAGPAY account? You can recharge your TAGPAY account on the web using a payment card or directly through authorized merchants and agents using any accepted payment method. How can I transfer money using TAGPAY?
Bluetooth Sticker Ensures You'll Never Lose Your Cellphone or Keys Again We know you've had to call your cellphone more than a few times to try to remember where you left it. And the car keys? They're never where they're supposed to be. StickNFind solves that problem for you. Jimmy Buchheim, founder of StickNFind, gave us a demo at Mashable headquarters in New York, before heading out to International CES 2013 where they will be showing the device. Using the app, I was able to see a box with the disc attached literally move across the phone screen. I can see this being incredibly useful for electronic devices, gadgets and, some people might say, kids too. The app also includes a "virtual leash," meaning it will alert you when the disc goes out of range. This makes it incredibly useful for finding lost pets hiding in a dark space like a garage or a barn. The company tells us they're working with a museum to incorporate the discs into guided tours, as well as developing a special version for the blind that will speak the location to you.
The Future of Mobile Payments [INFOGRAPHIC] We know that mobile payments are redefining commerce, but will our phones soon replace our wallets? PayPal seems to think so. The payments giant boldly predicts that the wallet will be dead by 2015. It's putting its money where its mouth is: It recently acquired mobile payments provider Zong for $240 million. PayPal isn't the only one getting into the game though. Google recently launched Google Wallet, the search giant's mobile payment system, and Visa recently made a strategic investment in Square, the mobile payments platform now worth more than $1.4 billion. Professional community service G+ decided to look deeper into mobile payment trends and created an infographic that tracks what experts and analysts believe will happen to mobile commerce in the next four years, including what will happen with near field communication (NFC). Check out the infographic, and let us know what you think is next for mobile payments in the comments.
Mozilla debuts two Firefox OS developer preview phones — low-end stays the star What's next in mobile? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat's 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. Register now and save $400! With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing. Today, the browser maker unveiled two developer preview phones for Firefox OS that it is offering in partnership with Spanish startup Geeksphone, which is building the phones, and Telefonica. True to its low-end focus, Mozilla is placing the spotlight mostly on the less-powerful Keon (above). On the slightly more powerful end, Geeksphone is also working on a developer preview phone called Peak (right). These aren’t phones meant to take on the iPhone — instead, they’re aiming to get developers comfortable with Firefox OS and its complete reliance on open web standards, which is Mozilla’s big selling point for the platform.
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I/O Denim | Jeans for Smartphones M-Pesa M-Pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money) is a mobile-phone based money transfer and microfinancing service for Safaricom and Vodacom, the largest mobile network operators in Kenya and Tanzania. Currently the most developed mobile payment system in the world, M-Pesa allows users with a national ID card or passport to deposit, withdraw, and transfer money easily with a mobile device. History The initial work of developing the product was given to a product and technology development company known as Sagentia. Development and second line support responsibilities were transferred to IBM in September 2009, to where most of the original Sagentia team transferred. Concept M-Pesa is also criticized for stopping the government from getting seigniorage revenues. Services M-Pesa customers can deposit and withdraw money from a network of agents that includes airtime resellers and retail outlets acting as banking agents. The service enables its users to: Kenya
Understanding Wireless Routing For IoT Networks | Communications content from Electronic Design The routing of data from source to sink is an integral part of any large-scale wireless sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) solution. Unplugged and/or mobile embedded devices used in such low-powered and lossy network (LLN) applications are always severely constrained in terms of available power. Therefore, energy-efficient routing of data becomes critical to any long-term sustainable solution. Background Many large-scale wireless data acquisition and actuation related applications use low-powered embedded devices. The low-powered embedded devices in such applications do not work in isolation and often are part of a larger wireless network, usually involving hundreds or thousands of similar other devices (or field nodes). Low-powered and lossy networks (LLNs) typically consist of sensors, actuators, and routers that communicate wirelessly with each other. Traffic patterns and data flow within an LLN are highly directional. Urban Wireless Sensor Networks Fundamental Building Blocks Of RPL