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Uber takes on Google in the instant-delivery realm

August 21, 2014

Uber, the mobile application that allows users to order and pay for taxi service via smartphone, is seeking to expand its burgeoning popularity into product delivery-on-demand.

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PayPal boosts mobile purchasing with One Touch

August 20, 2014

PayPal is moving to take a bigger piece of the mobile commerce pie with the launch Tuesday of One Touch, a feature designed to streamline purchasing in the mobile applications of its business partners.

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Amazon takes aim at Square with low-fee mobile card processing service

August 14, 2014

Amazon made its widely anticipated move into mobile credit-card processing with the launch of Amazon Local Register, taking on rivals Square and PayPalHere by offering a low transaction rate of 1.75 percent per swipe.

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TGI Friday’s fast tracks at-the-table mobile payments with QR codes

August 12, 2014

TGI Friday’s is allowing mobile customers at a Manchester restaurant to pay bills by using a free mobile application to scan QR codes without having to wait for a card terminal.

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OpenTable’s mobile payments rollout launches with Smith and Wollensky

August 12, 2014

Online restaurant reservation service OpenTable launched a national rollout of its mobile payment system, starting with dozens of restaurants in New York, driving convenience for diners in an increasingly cashless world.

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Zapper boosts at-the-table mobile payments via QR codes

August 7, 2014

Hundreds of independent restaurants and chains are enabling diners to scan a QR code printed on bills using a free mobile app without having to wait for a card terminal.

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Newegg adopts Visa Checkout to streamline mobile checkout

August 6, 2014

Online computer hardware and software retailer Newegg is adding Visa Checkout for desktop and mobile users and motivating trial by offering a 10 percent discount on all Visa Checkout purchases.

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Amazon, First Data enter quickly expanding mobile gift cards space

July 31, 2014

The gift card portion of mobile wallets is growing quickly, with both Amazon and payment processor First Data entering the market, following closely on the heels of Google Wallet.

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Regional banks deploy mobile 2.0 solutions to gain ground

July 31, 2014

Regional and community banks are advancing their mobile capabilities with new features that are helping them catch up to – and sometimes leap past – their larger counterparts as they react to customers’ mobile lifestyles.

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Cause Mobile Wallet in charity aid at US surfing showcase

July 29, 2014

Cause Mobile Wallet’s mobile-payment application is being used in a partnership with Red Bull and People Water to raise money for Life Rolls On, the featured charity at this week’s Vans US Open of Surfing, adding another dimension to charity fund-raising.

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