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Barclays pushes for social commerce with Twitter payments feature

February 26, 2015

Barclays bank is teaming up with Twitter to unroll a payments feature via its Pingit mobile application for consumers in Britain, proving that social networks continue to take on more commerce options in the mobile space.

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MasterCard swipes HCE into more countries as payments technology gains

February 25, 2015

MasterCard is rolling out Host Card Emulation, a cloud-based mobile payments system, to more than 15 new countries on the heels of Visa’s announcement that it will offer consumers more options of using the wave-to-pay capability, suggesting it could be a technology to watch in 2015.

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Google-Softcard deal notwithstanding, Android payments still an open field

February 24, 2015

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.

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Busaba Eathai sees customer spending rise 2.4pc with mobile payments

February 23, 2015

Busaba Eathai, a Thai restaurant group in the United Kingdom, has seen average customer spending climb 2.4 percent per month since summer when it began leveraging a mobile payment system to speed customer checkout.

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Samsung’s LoopPay a questionable weapon in battle with Apple Pay

February 20, 2015

Samsung’s acquisition of LoopPay could be a backward step for the handset manufacturer, which may be betting too heavily on magnetic stripe technology as it takes aim at Apple Pay.

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United Healthcare’s Health4Me employs mobile payments for health claims

February 18, 2015

Health insurance provider United Healthcare’s mobile application Health4Me has introduced new features, including the ability to complete mobile payments for customers’ health claims and manage their healthcare expenses.

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Biometrics, tokenization gain steam with MasterCard, Visa commitments

February 17, 2015

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.

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Starbucks’ Apple Pay integration will brew up in-app revenue

February 17, 2015

Starbucks’ integration of Apple Pay into its popular mobile application will permit quick reloading of the coffee retailer’s loyalty cards, sending more money into its app while burnishing its lead in mobile payments.

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Nashville Zoo roars into mobile ticketing to ease user experience

February 17, 2015

Nashville Zoo, a fast-growing zoological park serving middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky, is leveraging a mobile ticketing and ecommerce system to make it faster and easier for visitors to buy tickets, become members and take part in other zoo activities.

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Burger King takes a bigger bite of mobile with ordering test

February 13, 2015

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.

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