The Mobile Wallet Report, 13 December 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 13 December 2013Wendy’s uses toll tags to speed up drive-through sales using EZ-Pass tags, while The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin and the Bluetooth SIG’s Errett Kroeter explain how the Internet of Things is getting closer to a reality.

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  • Wendy’s uses toll tags to speed up drive-through sales: Technology provider iDriveThru.com’s president Eli Grinvald explains how the fast food chain’s customers on Staten Island can use their existing EZ-Pass toll tag to avoid stopping to make a payment.
  • The Internet of Things gets closer: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the The Linux Foundation, explains why the AllSeen Alliance “is the best bet yet to make the promise of the Internet of Things a reality” and the Bluetooth SIG’s Errett Kroeter sets out how the new Bluetooth 4.1 specifications will improve the functionality of Bluetooth Smart devices and lay the foundations for the wireless standard to have a key enabling role in the Internet of Things.
  • PLUS: Qatar to get mobile commerce service that combines online, in-store and smart TV payments; P97 connects in-car telematics and mobile payments; JP Morgan patents Bitcoin-like payments system; ING Direct joins SecureKey Concierge; MCX adds new members; Disney Research demonstrates gesture recognition for RFID object pairing, and more…

Organisations mentioned include AllSeen Alliance, Barclays Bank, Bluetooth SIG, CGI, Chick-fil-A, Clinkle, Coinbase, Disney, Estimote, Hema, iDriveThru, ING Direct, JP Morgan Chase, Lemon, LifeLock, Loop Commerce, MCX, Microsoft, P97 Networks, Panasonic, PayPal, Qualcomm, Seamless, SecureKey, Smarty Ring, Square, Tesco, The Linux Foundation, TV App Agency, Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Wendy’s.

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