Mobile payment software company Isis Wallet has finally renamed it’s product to a less controversial choice, Softcard. Softcard has yet to change the logo on their home page but they do have a drop down that announces the renaming. Isis Wallet had been in development before the jihadist group ISIS had been in the front page news. You can imagine the stress this may have caused Isis Wallet having coincidentally named their product after an organization such as The Islamic State. ISIS has recently made the headlines after the brutal beheading of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and they continue to make nightly news runs.
“However coincidental, we have no desire to share a name with this group and our hearts go out to those affected by this violence,” said Isis CEO Michael Abbott, in a company announcement
Softcard is working with AT&T and Verizon to bring mobile payments to consumers, much like Google Wallet. Apple is also said to be working on a mobile payment system which would give us three different platforms all together. No word on if these three platforms will work together or will all be proprietary, my guess is the latter. For the time being Softcard is just glad to have shed its original name.
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