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  • Mobile payments go social
  • Mobile payments go social
    Roel Wijnants (June 2014) ©

Mobile payments go social

Smartphones have transcended their status as luxury possessions – they're practically considered a necessity. So it’s probably not surprising that mobile shopping is on the up – in the UK, it's set to rise by 77% in 2015. And thanks to Barclays Pingit, now you can even pay for stuff via Twitter.



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