With Google is angling to dominate Android mobile payments, Samsung is moving quickly to make its own mark with the launch of Samsung Pay while PayPal has acquired MCX partner Paydiant, giving it access to major retailers.
Target is testing a new loyalty program called Redperks that centers on a mobile application enabling users to earn points by scanning a bar code every time they make a purchase.
Starbucks is extending its expertise in mobile payments to business travelers through a new partnership with expense reporting system Concur.
Following a soft launch last fall, Bank of the West is rolling out scan-to-pay bill payment capabilities in its mobile application for customers at its more-than 650 locations, promising users can add a bill in about 30 seconds.
Google is teaming up with Softcard in the hopes of positioning Google Wallet as the leader in Android mobile payments, but it is likely to face a number of competitors.
Recognizing that smartphones are becoming the go-to device for making shopping lists and finding deals, Target recently beefed up shopping list features in its mobile application with a bigger focus on deals and offers.
JCPenney is weaving a tale of mobile and movie magic in its stores this spring through a partnership with the shopkick application and Disney’s new Cinderella film.
With security one of the biggest hurdles to driving mobile payments adoption, Visa and MasterCard are doubling down on technologies such as tokenization and biometrics to safeguard customer data on smartphones.
Burger King is skipping to the head of the line in mobile with a new ordering service enabling application users to select what they want to order, pay for it and watch a count down to when their order is ready.
As Walmart continues to expand its online grocery-ordering test to new markets, the mobile-enabled service is helping the retailer drive repeat business and support customer satisfaction.