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Chick-fil-A heats up mobile sales with Apple Pay integration

February 10, 2016

Chick-fil-A is playing catch-up to the slew of quick service restaurant chains incorporating Apple Pay into their mobile applications by gradually rolling out the payment platform’s capabilities to locations nationwide.

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Visa’s open APIs signal battle against Silicon Valley payment platforms

February 8, 2016

Visa’s new developer platform, which offers third-party companies the ability to sift through hundreds of commerce-related APIs, indicates the brand’s desire to one-up its competitors in the mobile payments space by creating a massive network of partnerships.

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WeChat disperses mobile money to Times Square revelers via Bluetooth

February 8, 2016

WeChat is bringing the Chinese custom of Lucky Money to New York pedestrians, enabling Times Square passersby to shake their smartphones in front of the billboards and have digital money placed in the messaging application’s mobile wallet.

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Fifth Third Bank responds to customer demand with Touch ID integration

February 5, 2016

Fifth Third Bank’s Touch ID integration comes in response to customer requests as the tech becomes more widely accepted thanks to how it makes users feel secure and brings added convenience.

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Why loyalty points may become mobile wallets’ primary currency

January 29, 2016

The staying power of consumers’ wariness regarding security and digital wallets has prompted a slew of brands to enable customers to make mobile purchases using loyalty points, a trend likely to catch fire in 2016.

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Chase makes mobile power play with cardless ATMs

January 28, 2016

Chase plans to install new card-free ATM machines this year, enabling customers to withdraw funds and complete other financial transactions using their smartphones.

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Los Angeles is latest big city to embrace mobile ticketing

January 27, 2016

Southern California’s commuter rail service Metrolink is the latest public transit system to board the mobile ticketing train, as the transportation industry as a whole moves towards untethered digital systems.

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JetBlue flies in MasterPass to cement more mobile bookings

January 27, 2016

JetBlue is buckling in MasterCard’s MasterPass platform as it ramps up to maximize sales made via the airline’s mobile application, showcasing the necessity of offering travelers multiple payment options.

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Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay drives sales during peak hours

January 25, 2016

Growing adoption of Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay program is a boon for the chain during the morning rush, when use increases and accounts for about 10 percent of transactions.

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Panera ladles out plans to integrate loyalty with Apple Pay

January 20, 2016

NEW YORK – A Panera Bread executive at the NRF 105th Annual Convention & Expo revealed how the quick service restaurant marketer is planning to integrate its popular loyalty program with Apple Pay, following success with early adoption of the payment service.

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