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Google chases down Apple with ARCore launch

Google goes IoT

Google has responded strongly to Apple’s front-running approach to augmented reality (AR) with the launch of a new AR platform, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). ARCore is the Android equivalent to the Apple ARKit; in short, an AR reality platform for developers. It’s not the first time Google has had a crack at the […]

KeyBank invests in Billtrust, launches AR platform

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KeyBank is putting its money where its mouth is. The bank isn’t just partnering with fintech companies, it’s also investing, reports Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore. The Ohio-based bank is putting an equity investment in Billtrust, a pioneer of payment cycle management solutions, and launching KeyTotal AR (augmented reality). Terms of the investment were not disclosed, […]

Worldpay marks the PoC for VR payments

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Researchers at Worldpay are investigating how shoppers can pay using a credit or debit card while remaining within a virtual environment. As part of its real ambitions, the payments firm has created a proof of concept (PoC), with the aim to provide the “same levels of convenience, and security” that shoppers have in-store and online, […]

Will augmented reality transform banking?

Augmented reality

There has been a lot of rumour and speculation recently, focused around the news that Apple is working on augmented reality (AR) as its next major product. Last year, we saw how fast the take up of AR could be with the introduction of Pokémon Go that became a massive international cultural phenomenon almost overnight. Banks need to prepare sooner rather than later if they are going to take advantage of AR and not be left behind.

Can banking “catch” the Pokémon bug?

Gotta catch 'em all

Pokémon Go has taken the globe by storm, capturing the hearts and minds of adults and children alike in their endeavours to “catch ‘em all” in the latest version of the popular computer game, which builds cutting edge augmented reality (AR) technology into its original gameplay. What can banks learn from it?

Visa Europe unveils augmented reality payment tech

Augmented reality payments app launched by Visa Europe, Blippar and House of Holland

Visa Europe and its innovation hub, Visa Europe Collab, have teamed up with visual discovery and augmented reality app Blippar to bring augmented reality to payments. The new e-commerce solution, unveiled at a recent fashion show in London, enables designer garments to be instantly purchased straight off the backs of models. The pilot fashion brand […]

CaixaBank embraces Google Glass augmented reality

CaixaBank has developed a set of tools for Google Glass and the smartwatch

Spain’s CaixaBank has developed an application for Google Glass, the futuristic and controversial new technology that is set to bring augmented reality to the masses when it launches later this year.

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