Isis Wallet, a mobile wallet app, is changing its name so it isn’t confused with Islamic extremists rampaging through Iraq.
“We have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence and our hearts go out to those who are suffering,” Isis CEO Michael Abbott told the Verge. “Changing a brand is never easy, but we know this is the right decision - for our company, our partners and our customers.”
Mobile wallets, which are a fairly new addition to smartphones, allow users to add their credit card information to the app, then use their phones to complete transactions. According to the Verge, AT&T and Verizon are already onboard with mobile wallet apps like Isis.
Needless to say, it’s awkward when you have the same name as a terrorist organization.