More Mobile Money links from around the web
What’s the news flashes in the world of mobile money ? Let’s find out…
Swipley opens up service to all
The social shopping service Swipley (which we covered earlier) has opened the service to anyone who wishes to register with the company. Allowing you to post details on any purchases you make to their website, and the option to push it out to your Facebook profile, allowing (they hope) your friends to comment and recommend purchases. Initial online reaction has been more along the lines of “ewww… creepy!”
How about an NFC credit card in your Smartphone?
Barclays and Discover Financial Services are looking to run a pilot program of equipping smartphones with a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip reports Mashable. This will allow them to double them as credit cards. Expected to be tested in the US on the Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile networks, it’s going to be interesting to see how Visa and Mastercard respond. Mobile networks have one major advantage over other systems that are starting up – the trusted billing relationship with the customer already exists.
Buying through your web browser got a bit easier
Visa have announced Rightcliq, a browser add=on that makes paying for goods and services online easier (using your Visa card, naturally). As well as storing card details to auto populate shopping cart pages on popular US websites, users can create a wish-list of items that their friends can see, and take part in special offers and discounts, presumably based on their purchase history.