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20 million shoppers to be using mobile payments by 2020

New research has predicted that 20 million shoppers will be using their mobile phones to pay for goods and services by the end of the decade. By 2020, mobile payments are expected to represent 1.4 per cent of total consumer spending, with the value of spending tripling to as much as £14.2 billion. The report…

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Mobiles will outnumber people by 2014

It has been predicted that mobile handsets are going to outnumber the amount of people in the world by next year. In a report released by the International Telecoms Union, the agency has said that mobile subscriptions will pass the seven billion mark within the early part of 2014 to be on a par with…

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Apple set to launch new iPhone 5 handset in San Francisco

Apple is set to launch the latest model of the the best selling iPhone later today. The ‘special event’ in San Francisco is being kept strictly under wraps, with a only a specially selected audience being invited to attend. For those based in the UK, Apple are running a live videolink at a equally secretive…

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Superfast 4G network could arrive in the UK next month

Superfast mobile broadband could be introduced to the UK next month Ofcom have announced. Superfast 4G mobile services are set to reach speeds up to 7 times faster than current 3G networks. Initially it was thought 4G wouldn’t arrive in the UK until the summer of 2013, but this has now been brought forward. Fast…

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Carphone Warehouse launches mobile payment service SimplyTap

UK highstreet retailer Carphone Warehouse has begun to roll out its brand new mobile payment service. The new application has been created in conjunction with ‘SimplyTap’, which has been developed by the Mobile Money Network. It will allow users who are browsing participating high street shops to make electronic purchases through their smartphone. This could…

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YouGov survey reveals UK public does not trust mobile banking services

According to the latest study by YouGov, just 20% of UK smartphone users have taken up the opportunities offered by mobile banking services. The barries to users banking through their smart phone is security issues regarding personal data and banking information. In addition, out of those surveyed nearly 60% stated that they were ‘unlikely’ to…

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10 Amazing Stats About Mobile Data At The Olympics

With hundreds of thousands of people descending on London during the Olympic Games, mobile phone networks have had to go to work alongside event organisers to ensure networks can support the expected surge in data usage. Following the news over the weekend that networks were failing, most highlighted during the Men’s Road Race when the…

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