08 October 2013
01 August 2013
The NFC mobile payments service introduced last month by China Mobile and China UnionPay will be commercially launched on public transport in Beijing next week, according to CCTV News . The launch follows a trial period in June that was conducted on the Beijing Bus network. The service now also works on the subway and is expected to be expanded to airports, schools and other locations. To use the service, subscribers with an NFC handset need an NFC SIM card, available from six of the...
31 July 2013
The refusal from the forms of travel documents thanks to a switch to electronic tickets will help the State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) save UAH 18 million each year. This was stated by Deputy General Director of Ukrzaliznytsia Pavlo Chekalov, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reported. "We will save UAH 18 million per year following the introduction of electronic travel documents, thanks to the refusal from the forms of travel documents," he...
16 July 2013
Russian mobile network operators MTS , MegaFon , Vimpelcom and Rostelecom have launched a joint NFC public transportation service in the city of Kazan, in partnership with Transport Card and the GSM Association (GSMA). Subscribers can now pay for travel on the metro as well as on-ground public transportation with a tap of their mobile phone. To use the Mobile Ticket service, users need to purchase a starter kit containing a special NFC SIM card that supports the service. Customers then...
02 July 2013
Sale of electronic tickets via internet service Privat24 becomes more and more popular method of purchasing and booking seats on trains, buses and planes. Cardholders of Privatbank bought last month only more than 100 thousand tickets for transport. A train ticket can be purchased at many sites, but Privat24 remains the most popular service - in May through the site was purchased 91 thousand electronic tickets. Another 9 thousand tickets were booked through the service on...
01 July 2013
The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier last month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China . The trial, which has now been completed, ran on the Beijing Bus network and is now set to be rolled out commercially, though exact timing has not been specified. The service will also be expanded to the metro, airports, schools and other locations. To use the service, subscribers...
27 June 2013
Just over 950mn mobile phone users worldwide are expected to use their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018, up from 458mn this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research. . Growth is expected to be driven primarily within key transport verticals, although latterly significant uptake is anticipated across sectors such as live entertainment events and cinema ticketing. Air, Metro Ticketing Fuel Growth The report - Mobile Ticketing Strategies: Air, Rail, Metro, Sports &...
11 June 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is leading a $35 million investment in ResearchGate , a Berlin-based network for scientists that ties into his interest in fighting disease. ResearchGate allows researchers around the world to collaborate more easily. They might put out a call to colleagues to find, say, free samples of diseased tissue to analyze, or a partner to work with on a project. A recent ResearchGate-launched collaboration between researchers in Europe...
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