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Visa bolsters mobile payments strategy with Stripe investment

July 29, 2015

Visa’s determination to double up on its mobile payment strategy is evident in the company’s decision to invest in Stripe, a start-up that accepts debit and credit cards for merchants who have previously not accepted them.

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Burger King taps MasterPass to gain wallet share among QSR fans

July 28, 2015

Burger King’s decision to offer MasterCard’s MasterPass alongside PayPal’s payment options speaks to its desire to market to Android customers and suggests more quick service marketers will broaden their mobile payment partners rather than rely on a single platform.

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Chipotle says mobile payments, not loyalty, will drive customer insights

July 24, 2015

While a number of food and beverage chains have embraced mobile loyalty, a Chipotle executive said this week that the company will buck the trend and lean on mobile payments – not loyalty – as a way to gather meaningful insights about its customers.

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Shell taps PayPal to fuel consumers’ cars via mobile payments

July 24, 2015

Shell is beginning its rollout of the PayPal-enabled Fill Up and Go service across gas stations in Britain, which will allow customers to download the Shell Motorist application and scan a QR code to pay at the pump with their smartphones.

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Toronto is latest to adopt mobile payments for public transit

July 21, 2015

Toronto Transit Commission, the third largest such agency in North America, has begun enabling payments through mobile devices, suggesting a future in which transit and mobile commerce are more closely linked.

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7-Eleven extends mobile utility to payments for everyday purchases

July 20, 2015

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven continues to build its prowess at leveraging mobile to simplify everyday purchases through a new partnership with the Pi mobile wallet application in Taiwan.

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Visa brings connected car payments to life

July 16, 2015

Visa is testing a service that will take mobile payments one step further down the road toward reaching scale through connected vehicle commerce.

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Apple Pay’s launch in Britain advances mobile payments in mature market

July 15, 2015

MyCheck is one of many businesses embracing Apple Pay in Britain, where the convenience of one-step checkout, thanks to the Touch ID button, is likely to overrule any consumer hesitation and present a challenge to local competitors.

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MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises drive Apple Pay payments at MLB game

July 14, 2015

MasterCard is teaming up with Apple Pay to prompt attendees at Major League Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game to pay for food and merchandise with their smartphones as the credit card network continues to test a variety of mobile payments strategies.

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American Express aims to simplify mobile payments with express checkout

July 10, 2015

American Express seeks to bring even more convenience to mobile payments with its Amex Express Checkout system that allows its millions of members to automatically make online purchases via a platform that needs only their existing login information.

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