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Mastercard boosts mobile payment awareness with compatible vendor directory

February 24, 2017

Mastercard is helping consumers get the most out of its mobile payment platform, Masterpass, with the introduction of a vendor directory cataloguing every store that accepts payments from it.

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Papa John’s bolsters rewards program with month of promotions

February 24, 2017

Papa John’s is rolling out a new campaign to get more customers signed up for its mobile rewards program by offering bonus points for a limited time.

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Amazon puts pressure on Seamless, Postmates with restaurant delivery feature

February 22, 2017

Amazon is encroaching on yet another aspect of the retail industry with an update to the Amazon mobile application that lets consumers order food delivery from their phones.

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Comcast’s new app feature aims to combat customer service bad rap

February 22, 2017

Comcast is launching a new feature for its mobile application that facilitates tech support visits to a customer’s home and lets them know exactly when a technician will arrive.

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Guitar Center’s shopping companion app capitalizes on in-store shoppers

February 21, 2017

Guitar Center is unveiling a new shopping companion mobile application that capitalizes on music customers’ tendency to want to test out products in-store before they purchase them.

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Visa, IBM make every connected device a possible point of sale

February 17, 2017

Visa has partnered up with IBM Watson to bring its mobile payment system to all of IBM’s IoT-connected devices as consumers become more comfortable with the technology, driving mcommerce further into a futuristic era.

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By 2020, businesses will have to get used to the open economy: report

February 17, 2017

Mobile has made businesses more open and collaborative with each other, but those that resist this trend will be left behind in the coming years, according to a new report from Samsung.

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PayPal to integrate mobile bill payments after new acquisitions

February 16, 2017

PayPal is adding a new feature to its services with the ability for consumers to pay bills through the company’s payment service after its acquisition of TIO Networks.

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Realtor.com taps messaging trend with iMessage integration

February 16, 2017

Realtor.com is making it easier than ever for consumers to find and share real estate listings thanks to an integration between its mobile application and iMessage that lets users quickly send listings to friends through a text message.

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How four Australian banks are challenging Apple’s stranglehold on mobile payments

February 14, 2017

Apple’s legal tension with Australian banks over Apple Pay restrictions remains taught, but a new development in the application may clarify some of the thornier issues involved.

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