Jul 07 AT 3:48 PM Dustin Earley 8 Comments

Isis mobile wallet to distance company from militant group with rebranding


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several weeks, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the news about the extremist militant group ISIS, based out of Iraq and Syria, that have been involved in several recent violent incidents spanning the Middle East. Because of this, Isis mobile wallet will see a rebranding to distance itself from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Announced via the company’s official online newsroom, Isis says that they “have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence.” Isis has yet to choose a new name, or is not ready to reveal it yet, but clearly it views getting this information out to the public as a high priority.

As for how this will change Isis, it won’t. Isis CEO Michael Abbot closed out the rebranding announcement by saying Isis will “remain committed to growing the mobile payments ecosystem, and advancing our mobile wallet. Our focus on delivering a great product and platform to our customers hasn’t changed.”

Source: Isis newsroom

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  • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

    “As for how this will change Isis, it won’t.”

    So still not used by anyone and still not accepted anywhere? Perfect!

    • jerrbomb

      Lol.. Nice one.. Lmao

    • thel0nerang3r

      I’m pretty sure it will be preinstalled on many carrier branded devices pretty soon. So, many people will have it.. as far as using it.. probably still not much use.

  • crISIS

    ISIS should have chosen NSA as their terrorists organization name

    • jerrbomb

      That would have been one for the books…

  • Mrnobody

    Hopefully Archer will stay strong with their name. In the words of Michael Bolton (from Office Space): “No way. Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks.”

  • http://aboyandhistv.blogspot.com mvndaai

    I am hoping they change it to ‘Tap’, it is already called ‘tap to pay’, and being able to legitimately say ‘let me Tap that’ when I need to pay for things would make it awesome.

    • thel0nerang3r

      In Los Angeles “TAP” is the name of the NFC card to pay for metro and buses.. so, while it would be awesome to pay my fare with my phone… I don’t think they could use the name for a similar service.