Month: November 2010


Mobile payments taking off

WITH the arrival of the iPhone and smartphones in Australia in mid-2008, 2009 was the year mobile internet browsing took off. Now PayPal reports that this year mobile payments took off in Australia, opening the battlelines between payment systems, some that use SMS and others smartphone apps. PayPal’s figures indicate a twelvefold increase in mobile payments from $2.7 million last year to $35m this year. And the mobile commerce market is estimated to reach $26.9bn in value by 2013 according […]