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Dunkin’ Donuts’ app reaches 10M downloads as loyalty, payments ascend

November 25, 2014

In a reflection of the growing importance of mobile loyalty to quick-serve restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks loyalty program has signed up 2 million members while the chain’s mobile payment and gifting application has surpassed more than 10 million downloads.

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PayPal comes out punching with wearable payments

November 20, 2014

Pebble smartwatch wearers can now make payments and receive payment notifications through online service PayPal and its mobile application, which shows the growing momentum of the wearable movement, anticipated to become a payment norm within a few years.

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Snapchat partners with Square as P2P payments become social must-have

November 19, 2014

In a move that could pave the way for commerce-enabled ads, social messaging application Snapchat has teamed up with Square to offer peer-to-peer payments.

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Brands urged to integrate offerings with social networks: report

November 18, 2014

Brands and retailers should strive to integrate their offerings with social networks such as Facebook and Foursquare to target specific users as the number of mobile-transaction users rises to two billion by 2017, according to a Juniper Research report.

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American Express, Brooklyn Nets bring mobile payments to Barclays Center

November 13, 2014

American Express and the Brooklyn Nets are teaming up to participate in a pilot program powered by Brooklyn eWallet that allows consumers to use their mobile devices to purchase food and drinks from their seats at Barclays Center events.

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WeDeliver serves up easy payment with mobile commerce app

November 13, 2014

WeDeliver, an online delivery service based in Chicago, is aiming to streamline the payment process with the launch of its mobile commerce application WeDeliver Locally ahead of the busy holiday season.

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Target tests CurrentC mobile payments in store, Apple Pay in app

November 11, 2014

Target is testing mobile payments application CurrentC in several of its stores, enabling employees to pay for purchases using their smartphones.

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Toronto’s Metrolinx adopts mobile ticketing for rail-air link

November 10, 2014

Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional transportation provider, will adopt mobile ticketing for its rail service from Union Station to Pearson International Airport next year to achieve cost savings and increase traveler convenience.

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Softcard pilot results point to loyalty benefits from NFC payments

November 7, 2014

Softcard users in Salt Lake City, UT, are three-and-a-half times more likely to engage with offers and four times more likely to use loyalty cards than the national average, according to new results from the near-field communications payments provider.

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Burger King bets on PayPal, digital cards for mobile payments, offers

November 5, 2014

In a bet that near-field communications mobile payments may still not be ready for prime time, Burger King has opted to power its application with PayPal’s cloud-based, PIN-driven solution.

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