DiGi becomes the first telco to offer free Twitter in the country
Feb28

DiGi becomes the first telco to offer free Twitter in the country

MALAYSIA: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) has announced its latest feature for new and existing DiGi Easy Prepaid customers, allowing them to enjoy Twitter service via the DiGi-Opera Mini browser. To start using Twitter over Opera Mini, customers can opt for the 1 Hour Free Twitter or 1 Day Twitter at RM1.00. DiGi introduced DiGi-Opera Mini browser in May 2011 and resulted in good response. As of September 2011, DiGi’s...

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Gucci to launch luxury mobile shopping site for Asia-Pacific region
Feb28

Gucci to launch luxury mobile shopping site for Asia-Pacific region

MALAYSIA: The House of Gucci (Gucci), one of the world’s leading fashion and leather goods brand origin from Italy, has announced that its online shopping site, Gucci.com has been optimized for mobile shopping experience for North America and Europe markets, Fibre2fashion.com reported. The site was established in response to the growing demand for access to Gucci products via mobile devices. Gucci soon will launch its mobile shopping...

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GSMA awards MasterCard for best NFC/Mobile Money
Feb28

GSMA awards MasterCard for best NFC/Mobile Money

SPAIN: At the 2013 Mobile World Congress, MasterCard yesterday received a GSMA award for Best NFC/Mobile Money along with its partners – Oberthur Technologies and telecom provider Etisalat, thanks to the introduction of MasterCard’s MasterPass, a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced shopping experiences that are as simple as a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or...

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MasterCard releases first global Mobile Payment Social Media Study
Feb28

MasterCard releases first global Mobile Payment Social Media Study

SPAIN: In collaboration with Prime Research, MasterCard conducted a study to track 85,000 related social media comments about mobile payment around the world and the study found mobile payment technology was discussed among 58 per cent of Early Adopters and 76 per cent of those yet to adopt the technology. This Mobile Payments Social Media Study also reveals that users based in Europe are the most concerning about the technology,...

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VeriFone integrates its mPOS with MasterPass
Feb27

VeriFone integrates its mPOS with MasterPass

SPAIN: At Mobile World Congress, VeriFone Systems Inc. announced that the company has agreed to integrate the new launched digital payment – MasterPass as a cloud-based payment option within VeriFone’s GlobalBay Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) and GlobalBay Clienteling applications. This partnership will allow shoppers to access their MasterPass wallet accounts to pay from anywhere in the store on mobile devices using the GlobalBay...

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Foursquare partners with Visa and MasterCard to offer shopping discount
Feb27

Foursquare partners with Visa and MasterCard to offer shopping discount

US: Foursquare, a free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are, has established partnership with Visa and MasterCard, to offer check-in deals service to its users. As reported by Ad Age, the users just need to “sync” their credit cards with Foursquare and checking in to a participating merchant’s location to enjoy the discount from the merchant. The first deal reported is US$1 discount offered at 8,000...

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GSMA study: Majority of women are lacking access to basic financial services
Feb27

GSMA study: Majority of women are lacking access to basic financial services

SPAIN: According to ‘Unlocking the Potential: Women and Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets’, a study released by GSMA mWomen Programme and Visa Inc. today at the Mobile World Congress, women in the developing countries represent a significant underserved market and commercial opportunity for mobile financial service providers. The study found majority of women are lacking of access to basic financial services and often face...

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Pure Seed Florist Review
Feb27

Pure Seed Florist Review

 Pure Seed opened its doors and created its first floral arrangement since 1998. Since then, they have become one of the leading online florists in the country, creating floral works of art that have touched the lives of people across the nation and been a part of momentous occasions over the years. Their floral designers are inspired by nature, events and our very own clients, making each creation distinct and meaningful. Their...

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VimpelCom inks agreement with MasterCard for collaboration in mobile payment
Feb27

VimpelCom inks agreement with MasterCard for collaboration in mobile payment

SPAIN: VimpelCom, one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators serving 212 million customers in 18 countries, at Mobile World Congress today announced its strategic partnership with MasterCard. Under this partnership, VimpelCom will integrate its global telecommunications services with MasterCard’s mobile payment technology, allowing its banked and underserved customers can enjoy mobile money services...

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ROAM becomes the first global mCommerce provider to join Visa Ready Partner Program
Feb26

ROAM becomes the first global mCommerce provider to join Visa Ready Partner Program

US: ROAM, an Ingenico company that provides mobile point of sale solutions has signed an agreement with Visa to enable all sizes of merchants to accept electronic payments (ePayment) using mobile technology by bundling its mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) hardware peripherals with Visa’s acceptance solutions. This agreement is Visa’s first under the Visa Ready Partner Program which is designed to enable growth of Visa acceptance...

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