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Mobile Wallet round up

Mobile wallets have been a hot topic for the last several years. The complexity of the offering combined with the numerous players implicated has meant that technical advancements are not always in line with business considerations.

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American Express’ Serve adds Verizon

American Express’s payment service Serve has announced that it will be available in partnership with Verizon over the coming months. The Servedigital Wallet let’s users easily make purchases via their cell phone without having to enter in lots of credit card data. The move builds on previous announcements that Verizon will integrate with Payfone’s pass through carrier billing service, which American Express has also partnered with.

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Isis signs the four major credit card companies

Isis announced today that it has signed up all four major credit cards companies to join its NFC mobile payment platform. Isis has had some issues, including a really bad website, but it doesn’t seem like its going to go away quietly. The biggest advantage for Isis is that merchants will have an easier time incorporating the platform.

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Paypal, Verizon, Isis and the promise of NFC

Yesterday Paypal announced NFC integration for its shop and pay mobile transaction service. Paypal has made a number of moves and acquisitions lately so its not a big surprise. On the other hand Verizon is touting NFC for more than payment systems, which for the time being is probably going to be a hotter and more consumer ready use of the technology.

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Isis adds Austin

Isis announced that it will add Austin TX as its second target city for its mobile payment service. Isis had selected Salt Lake City as its first launch but that’s mainly for mass transit payment. It seems that the Austin launch is a broader effort to include local merchants.

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Disband Isis, use Google Wallet instead

NFC Times has an article about Google’s new Wallet system that has extensive quotes from Gartner analysts Mark Hung and Avivah Litan. They expect Google to be successful because they are open to so many existing payment systems but think that the lack of POS hardware and NFC enabled devices point to a slow or disappointing uptake for the Wallet offer.

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Isis 2012 welcomes all comers

Isis has been struggling to develop its own identify in a world of big names and big players. The company recently announced that it would scrape plans to build its own payment network and instead incoorporate with other eixsting financial back end systems.

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Isis capitulation good for NFC

When Isis announced it would abandon plans to form its own payment network it was a clear indication that the telco carriers are willing to be assimilated in to the existing transaction player’s systems. In many ways this consolidation is a good thing for the advancement of NFC transactions and the mobile wallet.

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Isis: “to avoid falling further behind”

Isis has not made much of a splash since its announcement last November. The one piece of news out from Isis is a beta trial in Salt Lake City for transit payments. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Isis may have scraped plans to build its own network and is looking to fold into existing payment networks from VISA and Mastercard.

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Sprint to launch NFC payment in 2011

Bloomberg reports that Sprint will be launching a NFC payment system ahead of competitor Isis. This rounds out the list of companies that will be launching a NFC payment system before Isis, ie., everyone.

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