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Below is a sampling of recent press coverage of Isis® and the broader mobile payments industry.
“Today, the value of the mobile wallet is coming into focus. For consumers it means rich, interactive experiences that make shopping more convenient and more fun. For merchants, it's a direct channel to customers on the device they carry with them wherever they go - their smartphone.” Read more.
“Mobile payments, geolocation and heat mapping could soon take the industry by storm.” Read more.
“Using near field communications, Isis is allowing consumers to shop, pay, and save wherever contactless payments are accepted. Mobile payments are simple and secure with Isis being PIN protected. To see if your smartphone is Isis capable, go to verizonwireless.com/Isis ” Read more.
“Isis, the carrier joint venture pushing mobile payments out in the market… will give away 1 million smoothies through a partnership with Jamba Juice. ” Read more.
“White [CEO of Jamba Juice] said Jamba Juice will be rolling out point of sale terminals that work with the ISIS payment technology, called SmartTap, in its stores nationwide. The offer, ‘delivers significant consumer value and will spur rapid adoption of the mobile wallet,’ White said. ” Read more.
“It was clear from Abbott's concise presentation that the company has spent a lot of time thinking about what each participant wants from a payment systems. ” Read more.
“The competition is plastic, and plastic makes for a really good experience. ” Read more.
“The Coca-Cola Co. was sufficiently impressed with the results at its vending machines in Austin to expand acceptance to more machines, said Rick Kanemasu, an executive heading up Coke's vending technology strategy. ” Read more.
“Isis is doing what it should be doing to build merchant acceptance by teaming up with POS technology providers.” Read more.
“‘Working in partnership with Isis, we have been witness to the power of mobile payments and loyalty,’ said Rick Kanemasu, vending technology strategy, Coca-Cola North America Group. ‘Coca-Cola is engaging with new and existing customers as never before and we look forward to expanding nationwide with Isis later this year.’” Read more.
“The US mobile payments market will receive a major boost this year after Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture set up by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, announced plans for a nationwide rollout of its tap-and-pay mobile wallet. The move could jumpstart the market for mobile payments in the US which has lagged behind similar initiatives in Europe and elsewhere. ” Read more.
“This is significant for us,' Isis CEO Michael Abbott told CNET. ‘We have been heads down and focused on getting it right. We’re now ready to let the world know we're coming.’ ” Read more.
“As smartphones continue their march toward all-out indispensability, the mobile wallet concept has gone from far-fetched idea to rapid growth reality.” Read more.
“USAT will integrate Isis' SmartTap m-commerce technology into its installed base of more than 100,000 NFC-enabled terminals, allowing consumers to redeem offers and loyalty points with a tap of their Android smartphone. ” Read more.
“One of the merchants [Isis] brought online in January was the University Co-op. Co-op marketing Vice President Brian Jewell said Isis had been helpful in training its employees and its customers in how to use the technology. ‘Our customer base really embraced technology early in the cycle,’ Jewell said. ‘They are early adopters. We feel we need to provide the shopping experience they want, and mobile payments are part of that.’ ” Read more.
“The soft drink giant, which is participating in the trial of the Isis Mobile Wallet and earlier helped promote the launch of Google Wallet, predicts that mobile payments will account for 5% to 10% of transactions at the company's U.S. vending machines by 2017, and that figure will increase to 10% to 20% by 2020, said consultant Rick Kanemasu, who heads Coca-Cola's vending technology strategy. ” Read more.
“Stapleton says more than 65% of Isis account holders sign up to receive offers… That percentage may bode well for Isis, says Rick Oglesby, senior analyst at consulting firm Aite Group LLC. ” Read more.
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