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Mobile Gift Cards: The ‘Cooler’ Gift Card

Mobile gift cards — the “cooler, more sophisticated and smarter cousin to the gift card,” according to one expert — are simply gift cards consumers can use on their smartphones. They made a big splash in 2011, with retail giant Starbucks...

Contest Crowdsources Mobile Payment App Development

The app-pitching event underscores the excitement about emerging opportunities in mobile payment, and it “looks like a unique way for one company to generate ideas through crowd-sourcing and to build interest in mobile applications in general,” says Todd...