Google preps retail mobile payment

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Google preps retail mobile payment

Google, reportedly, this year will debut a payment and advertising service for retail mobile payments, writes Information Week.

Based on near-field communication technology, the service would let consumers pay for items merely by waving or tapping their smartphones near a register at checkout, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which cited two people familiar with the plans.

Google's plans include a phone chip that would include a shopper's financial information, as well as any coupons or gift and store-loyalty cards, Businessweek said.

Retail multi-touch demo unveiled

Frank Mayer & Associates has joined forces with Touch Revolution and Nanonation to release a retail multi-touch demonstration, according to Self service World

The technology features the latest smartphone and tablet device multi-touch applications available for retail environments.

The multi-touch demonstration consists of a floor-standing kiosk featuring a dual multi-touch screen sketchbook concept.

Tesco unveils ad for shopping app

Tesco has moved to strengthen its mobile marketing arm by introducing a TV advert for a mobile application, says Marketing Week.

The advert will promote the Tesco Grocery barcode scanner iPhone application, which enables customers to buy products while on the go.

The application was released at the end of 2010 but the supermarket has opted to promote the application in January because of increased iPhone sales over Christmas.

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