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Apple Pay merchant list missing everyday businesses needed to drive use

October 20, 2014

While Apple Pay is already being accepted by a number of big-name merchants, the list lacks the kind of everyday businesses, such as gas stations, grocery stores and public transit systems, that will drive mobile payments use.

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McDonald’s enhances customer payments via app-based AmEx rewards

October 15, 2014

McDonald’s moved farther into mobile payments by partnering with American Express to let card holders in the drive-thru lane use reward points from their mobile application to pay for food purchases.

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OpenTable leverages mobile payments to serve up quicker dining

October 15, 2014

Online and mobile reservation service OpenTable has announced the availability of mobile payments, currently accessible in the New York, San Francisco and Washington metropolitan areas.

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Javelin exec: PayPal spin-off to open door wider for Apple Pay, NFC

October 9, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – A Javelin executive at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 said PayPal’s split with eBay would provide an opportunity for Apple Pay and NFC to drive adoption.

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Pizza Hut exec: Apple Pay’s initial impact could be limited

October 7, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Executives from several merchants at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 are split on Apple Pay’s near-term potential, citing both significant opportunities as well as challenges faced by the new payments scheme.

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Capital Teas leverages Passbook and loyalty app to drive sales

October 6, 2014

Capital Teas is leveraging Passbook with a new loyalty mobile application designed to enhance consumers’ mobile experiences and streamline payments.

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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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Softcard freshens up NFC payments with laundromat collaboration

September 26, 2014

Payment solutions provider USA Technologies’ collaboration with mobile wallet solution Softcard recasts the mundane task of doing the laundry while driving momentum for NFC adoption.

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Dunkin’ Donuts supports menu expansion with mobile-ordering test

September 25, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts’ recent announcement of a mobile-ordering test supports the brand’s ongoing efforts to expand its menu by encouraging customers to try new items without having to wait in line.

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YP looks to attract users with GrubHub mobile-ordering deal

September 25, 2014

YP is enabling online and mobile ordering via a new partnership with GrubHub, making it easy for anyone searching for local businesses on YP’s mobile app and Web site to convert.

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