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Mobile Women to Watch Summit New York Nov. 4: Walgreens, Starwood Hotels, Conde Nast, USA Today, Eli Lilly, Earth’s Best

October 1, 2014

Registration is open for the Mobile Women to Watch 2015 Summit New York on Tuesday, Nov. 4 featuring speakers from Walgreens, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Conde Nast Entertainment, Eli Lilly, USA Today, Scripps Network, Earth’s Best and Ella’s Kitchen, RCA Records and AutoTrader.com, as well as honoring 25 women who are expected to make a difference in mobile advertising, marketing, media and commerce next year.

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Will PayPal lose its mobile stronghold as NFC payments gain?

October 1, 2014

EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.

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Shopkick acquired amid growing importance of beacon-enabled shopping

September 30, 2014

In a significant sign of support for location-based mobile shopping, SK planet – a division of South Korea’s largest mobile carrier – has agreed to acquire loyalty application shopkick for approximately $200 million.

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Walmart launches GoBank as mobile-first banking gains

September 25, 2014

Mobile-first banking is quickly gaining steam as big names such as Citibank and now Walmart jump onboard with offerings that combine on-the-go technology with low fees to appeal to younger and lower-income consumers.

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American Eagle Outfitters boosts mcommerce by enhancing in-app merchandising

September 23, 2014

American Eagle Outfitters is looking to take advantage of the expected surge in mcommerce sales during the holiday shopping season with enhanced product merchandising in its mobile application.

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Amazon, Lowe’s, E*Trade reduce mcommerce friction with Touch ID

September 22, 2014

Brands including Amazon, Lowe’s and E*Trade have embraced iOS 8′s Touch ID in recognition of mcommerce’s unrealized potential as mobile app usage continues to grow.

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Tesco tests mobile payments service for easier grocery shopping

September 19, 2014

Tesco, a multinational retailer of groceries and general merchandise, has announced trials of a mobile payment service for customers via the PayQwiq service.

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Sears’ app-supported vehicle pickup adds more options

September 18, 2014

Sears is expanding its Shop Your Way mobile application with more extensive features for its In-Vehicle Pickup option, including allowing customers to return and exchange items from their car.

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Apple Pay vs. MCX: Which has bigger potential in mobile payments?

September 12, 2014

While big retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy are eschewing Apple’s new digital wallet in order to support retailer-driven alternative MCX, ultimately the winning vote will be cast by consumers, where Apple has the advantage.

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Lord & Taylor exec: Beacons more cost-effective for testing mobile payments

September 11, 2014

NEW YORK – A Lord & Taylor executive said he views beacons as a cost-effective way to test mobile payments and was, therefore, surprised that Apple went with NFC for its mobile payments play.

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