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Mobile NFC payments to exceed $130B by 2020: report

December 19, 2014

A recent study conducted by Strategy Analytics revealed that payments made with near field communications-enabled mobile handsets are set to exceed $130 billion of consumer retail around the world by 2020.

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Time’s acceptance of bitcoin points to bigger push into mobile subscriptions

December 18, 2014

Time Inc.’s move to accept bitcoin payments for subscriptions to some of its publications marks a step forward for traditional publishers exploring new business models that can be enabled through mobile devices.

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Apple Pay’s growth increases pressure on retailers to jump on board

December 17, 2014

Apple Pay continues to add more partners, including a number of new banks, which will drive perceived value for consumers and encourage more banks as well as retailers to jump on board.

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Chick-Fil-A ramps up mcommerce with mobile payments, ordering

December 10, 2014

Chick-Fil-A is updating its mobile application to include two features paramount for driving mcommerce: in-app mobile payments and mobile ordering in more than 130 of its chain restaurants.

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Square seeks to one-up rivals with Caviar food-ordering app

December 9, 2014

Square, a mobile payments system striving to set itself apart from the competition, has launched the Caviar mobile application for high-end restaurant food ordering and delivery.

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Citibank bumps up mobile banking strategy with its top innovator

December 8, 2014

Citibank is advancing its mobile banking strategy through mobile engagement platform SpyderLynk, which was selected as a winner for the Citi Mobile Challenge 2014 and was deemed the Most Innovative Solution for Small Business for its concept CitiWallet for Small Business.

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Tumblr, Line boost commerce as mobile drives online purchasing

December 8, 2014

Two social platforms – Tumblr and Line – are beefing up their social commerce initiatives as mobile gains as an important platform for purchasing products viewed online.

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Proximity payment is fastest-growing segment of mobile payments: report

December 2, 2014

Growth in proximity payments will outpace other transactions over the next five years as mobile commerce explodes, according to a new Juniper Research report.

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Girl Scouts’ Digital Cookie to boost mobile sales

December 2, 2014

The Girl Scouts of the United States has introduced Digital Cookie, a new digital platform that reimagines how the organization sells cookies while teaching young saleswomen about online marketing, mobile application usage and ecommerce.

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Twitter Offers set to streamline mobile couponing for brands, users

December 1, 2014

Twitter’s new Offers feature, which allows marketers to create promotions linked to credit cards and share the advertisements directly with users of the social media mobile application, is set to make a big splash in mobile couponing and receive favorable attention from brands.

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