A patent application from 2007, the year the first iPhone launched, describes a system for purchasing items at a retailer with a wireless device. Apple has come a long way since then and, with Barclays' bPay, Venmo and PayPal constantly amping up the online payments competition, it has done a whole lot of patenting to stay in the game.
One of the greatest challenges when growing a business is the invisible costs that mount up as the company begins to expand. No matter how brilliant the idea that sits at the heart of any new enterprise, it requires a significant investment to fund the infrastructure to support it.
Driving a revolution in convenience, security and reduced transaction costs, mobile payment is set to boost the UK’s economy according to a new report.
Start-ups are driving the use of new payment technology, with SMEs under three years old much more likely to be tech-savvy than older businesses.
We spoke to super-experienced IT marketing leader, Nick Eades (Dell, IBM, Psion) about mobile disruption in the world of SMEs.
Spotify pioneered the freemium streaming model that turned the music industry on its head. But the requirement that payments be made by card or paypal excludes too many people from signing up for the service.
Accepting payments on the go, using your mobile, is the future. We have a very special deal for Real Business readers to allow you to join the revolution for free.
Monitise founder Alastair Lukies â currently on a trade mission with PM David Cameron in sub-Saharan Africa â is bringing mobile banking and payments services to Nigeria