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April 26, 2014

Mobile Commerce Insider Week in Review

Is there anything that says “comfort food” better than pizza? You can eat it on the go, order it with almost anything that you want as a topping and best of all, you can order it and have it delivered while it is still hot. Domino’s Pizza is the second largest pizza chain in the U.S. and the largest worldwide.

A couple of years ago, Domino’s was offering to deliver its pizza to you within 30 minutes from the time you place your order or the pizza would be free. Not quite sure what happened there, but the offer is no longer on the table! Over the years, Domino’s has made several changes to keep up with the times.

It seems they have done it again. If you remember, a little while back, Domino’s was making an attempt to launch its own ordering application that would run under the Windows 8 platform. That didn’t quite work out, so the company announced that it is now interconnected with Google Wallet.

One thing that you can always rely on from Apple is that you can never really be sure if they are actually working on a project. We hear rumors and then we see old patent files, but when it comes down to answering the question “Are you working on this?” the response is usually “Apple works with a lot of companies, but we don’t disclose any details.”

So here is something else to consider, Apple says it finally decided to “possibly” enter into the world of mobile payments. Needless to say, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 600 million users, Apple mobile devices certainly do get around, so it would make perfect sense for the company to personally get involved with mobile payments. That could raise another question though, does this mean that Apple is considering incorporating NFC with its devices, or will it go a different route?

I realize that Acme Tools is a company that has been around since 1948 and, is a company that has continued to move forward to become one of the premier retailers of tools and equipment.

Now they have taken yet another step forward, the company announced the launch of a new version of its mobile online service designed to reduce load time and enhance the user's experience making it easier to browse, search and complete their purchase using a smartphone.

I have said many times before that we are now a generation that is on the go that always needs to be connected to everything all the time. Remember the days when you could use the excuse of “I tried to make a reservation, but the line was busy,” or “I didn’t have time to wait on hold.” Well, thanks to the onslaught of mobile applications designed to book dining options for you, those days are gone! Now, thanks to Table8, you won’t even have the excuse of “Oh, it’s too late now, we’ll never get a reservation.”

Apparently, this is an application that specialized in finding spots for people who are looking at the last minute. If you find yourself in San Francisco, which is the only area that this will work today, you have no more excuses.

It is hard to believe that the old way of mining for Bitcoin, which symbolically is the way to acquire the crytocurrency, is now considered hard work. Until recently, mining required the use of a dedicated computer’s CPU to process the function. That has changed with an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), which is an integrated circuit (IC) customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use.

One company that has done extremely well in the not so consistent world of Bitcoin is CoinTerra. The company announced that it has shipped its 5,000th TerraMiner just ten weeks after commencing production. Now if you are thinking about using TerraMiner, here is what the press for it says, “To celebrate the event CoinTerra has announced that the current specification of TerraMiner IV will be available on sale at an incredible price of just $4,799 after a $1,200 instant discount.”  

The world of mobile commerce is growing and changes are constantly happening all over the globe. It is impossible to know everything that happens as mobile commerce continues to forge ahead and make major strides. It is impossible to mention everything that is happening and all that we’ve looked at just this week alone. The best way to stay current is to keep checking in with us at Mobile Commerce Insider .







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