PayPal is piloting a new payment method in its on-campus Starbucks that links together Bluetooth Low Energy beacons with Samsung Galaxy smart wearables to enable payments without the need for a bank card or even a smartphone.
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Canadian pizza restaurant Pizza 73 has seen a six percent increase since last year in mobile or Web-based orders.
Funds raised since the 2007 inception of Text-to-Pledge succeeded the $25 Million benchmark last month during the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party in Los Angeles.
LevelUp has cut back its processing fees from 2 percent to just 1.95 percent, bringing it one step closer to achieving its goal of reducing the investments that retailers traditionally pour into mobile payments.
Facebook and Amazon both bring a lot to the mobile payment industry in terms of data, but it remains to be seen how each will fare in winning over consumers and retailers to use their services versus an already-established competitor.
According to a study recently released by Catalina, integrating social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ were the least valued features for shopping applications.
As Apple is slowly easing its way into fingerprinting, PayPal is going in big with the form of payment technology by enabling commerce from devices strapped to consumers’ wrists.
Google continues to move away from near-field-communication with a bigger bet on a cloud-based system that makes mobile payments accessible to more marketers even though retailers are still skeptical on the Internet giant’s intentions.
With no clear leader in mobile payments, a rapidly growing number of merchants are planning branded payment apps threatening to cause consumer fatigue and a shakeout.
1800Flowers is exploring crowdsourcing to reduce costs and enhance the delivery experience for customers.