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The world of mobile payments in October 2014

October 2014 saw several interesting developments within the mobile-payment industry- arguably one of the fastest developing markets at the moment. Facebook The rumour-mill is in full force that Facebook is planning to introduce a peer-to-peer payments function. Leaked screenshots suggest that Facebook Messenger is planning for a feature which will allow friends to send each

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Agile Innovation Update October 2014

Each month we bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update. This month we’re looking at Unilever’s pilot of a wearable device, the price consumers put on their data, a new partnership between mobile payments company Zapp and a number of British retailers, reports that Facebook is planning a peer-to-peer payments service and innovation trends in the European food and drink industry. Unilever

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Is a cashless society finally on the cards?

Hype around mobile payments has existed for years, and several false starts have led most of us sceptics to believe that this hype is tantamount to nothing more than hot air. However, given some key developments in the FinTech sector recently – such as Apple’s latest NFC-enabled phone and Pay function, Facebook’s relentless pursuit of

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Twitter follows in Facebook’s footsteps with new plans for social e-commerce

Twitter is preparing to integrate micro-payments on its platform, which will in turn present new e-commerce opportunities for brands. Twitter is testing a ‘buy’ button, which will be located within tweets and will allow users to click on it to purchase the advertised product. Twitter’s move comes hot on the heels of Facebook’s ecommerce strategy,

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