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Isis mobile wallet to change name to avoid confusion with ISIS militant group

Isis, the digital wallet venture started by Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, says it will roll out a new brand — aiming to avoid confusion with the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known as ISIS. “However coincidental, we have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence and our hearts go out… Read More

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Battle of the mobile wallet: Target, Wal-Mart and others team up against Google

It sounds like such a simply great idea, a mobile wallet in your smartphone, right? Major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, among others, think so. That’s why they announced today that they’re joining forces to form the Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, and are creating their own collective nationwide mobile commerce network. MCX, while… Read More

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Isis: Digital wallet from mobile giants adds financial giants to the fold

Almost lost amid the flood of new devices announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona overnight was a notable sign of progress toward the tech industry’s longtime aspiration of replacing old-fashioned wallets with digital ones. Isis, a joint venture of AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, says it has reached agreements with Chase, Capital One… Read More