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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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Mobile POS still fails to deliver on line-busting promise

September 24, 2014

While bricks-and-mortar retailers are jumping onboard to leverage mobile in their stores, if the experience lacks convenience, utility and speed, the results will discourage customers.

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Samsung, PayPal tap fingerprint technology in smartwatch response to Apple

September 23, 2014

A Samsung-PayPal smartwatch under development with mobile payment fingerprint-identification technology would increase the ability to simplify payment authentication on a device with limited space for a long PIN or password.

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Carrier billing brings new opportunities to Corethree’s mobile ticketing apps

September 22, 2014

Corethree, which powers mobile ticketing for buses in Britain, is enabling users for the first time to charge their bus tickets to their phone bill, eliminating the need to use a credit or debit card.

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Mobile becomes battlefield for live-event ticketing

September 20, 2014

Ticketmaster’s announcement last week that it is has acquired mobile live-event ticketing platform Eventjoy reflects an increasingly competitive environment in which established sellers are vying to retain market share against a host of start-ups and the mobile-first ticketing efforts of event organizers.

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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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Apple Pay’s halo effect evident in Subway Softcard partnership

September 17, 2014

The excitement around Apple Pay is helping to shine a new light on NFC-enabled mobile payments solution Softcard – previously known as Isis – which had been languishing, as evidenced by a new deal to support mobile payments and loyalty at Subway.

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