Tag Archives: Verizon

Verizon buys Hughes Telematics

Local Atlanta company Hughes Telematics has been in the automotive data space since before it was cool. Today Verizon announces that it has purchase Hughes Telematics for $612 million in cash to add the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) connected car technologies and services to its existing capabilities.

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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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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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Verizon partners with mobile billing platform Payfone

Verizon has announced a partnership with mobile payment company Payfone to allow one click purchases via cell phone for online goods and services. This is in addition to the Isis payment consortium and the BilltoMobile relationship.

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Isis

Isis emerges, next year

I don’t know about you but to me, at a time when the NFC train is rolling fast and furious, this announcement seems like nothing. Salt Lake City? Mass transit but nothing for merchants? A flash based website with little to no content 6 months after launch? All very underwhelming.

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Parmy Olson - Forbes

NFC payments: the great disruptor

To me its not so much will Apple crush Nokia, which it probably will, but will alternate consumer point of sale systems provided either through access to carrier billing systems, through device providers via NFC or through existing consumer credit card relationships like Starbucks kill a big portion of the credit card industry’s business model?

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Isis, Android and NFC

Its been heating up all Fall but several big announcements today point to the coming NFC enabled devices here in the US.  Bling Nation’s work around may have been novel but it is going to get steamrolled by the big guys. First up, Eric Schmidt announced that the next version of the Android OS, code […]

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There’s a map for that

Didn’t take long for Verizon to capitalize on those maps:

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700MHz: Verizon vs. AT&T

Wondering what the future holds for the two largest holders of 700MHz spectrum?  Two graphics sum it up: (from Daily Wireless) Click here to see the video Verizon put out 2 months later: There’s a map for that.

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CNET reviews VCast

From the review: “7.6 The good: Verizon Wireless V Cast Mobile TV offers excellent video quality and near-instantaneous channel switching. The bad: Verizon Wireless V Cast Mobile TV has limited network simulcast options. The bottom line: Verizon Wireless brings mobile entertainment to a new level with its new V Cast Mobile TV, but more simulcast […]

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