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Merchants’ digital wallets leading the migration to mobile payments: report

April 19, 2016

Merchants are having a bigger impact on shoppers’ payments behaviors and encouraging the transition to mobile compared to universal wallets such as Apple Pay, according to a new report from Mercator Advisory Group.

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WeChat brings mobile payments to bricks-and-mortar via POS integration

April 14, 2016

WeChat is positioning itself as a significant competitor in mobile payments via a partnership with point-of-sale system provider Givex that enables customers of merchants such as Wendy’s and Fairmont Hotels to pay in store by scanning a QR code appearing in the application.

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Top 10 mobile payments developments of Q1

April 5, 2016

Mobile payments continued to reach for new heights this past quarter, with strong initiatives in contactless payment options, mobile Web purchasing and wearable commerce promising to attract new users.

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Apple Pay’s mobile Web arrival could spell trouble for PayPal

March 25, 2016

Apple is reportedly planning to bring Apple Pay to the mobile Web before the year is out, a move that could reduce mcommerce friction and threaten PayPal’s dominant role.

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Android Pay’s British debut raises stakes among competitors

March 24, 2016

As Android Pay journeys across the pond to British consumers’ smartphones, competitors such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay will be forced to get creative in their efforts to entice users by providing utility, including rewards, offers and order-ahead options.

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Expedia, Overstock.com adopt Apple Pay while bricks-and-mortar mobile payments languish

March 21, 2016

Expedia and Overstock.com are the latest to adopt Apple Pay into their commerce applications, reflecting retailers’ enthusiasm for online payments even as many steer clear of in-store mobile opportunities.

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Not Your Average Joe’s brings mobile bill-splitting options to diners

March 18, 2016

Casual dining chain Not Your Average Joe’s is enabling customers to reorder items on their bills, split checks evenly among themselves and tip their servers via its new mobile application, showcasing the different digital options restaurateurs must provide their clientele.

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MasterCard tees up VR, wearables commerce at PGA tournament

March 17, 2016

MasterCard is once again trialling its latest payment innovations at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where this year’s attendees can experiment with a connected payments glove and experience virtual reality commerce.

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Amazon eyes selfie payments but starring role not guaranteed

March 16, 2016

Amazon joins a growing list of companies, including MasterCard and Alibaba, betting on facial recognition to appeal to young consumers and address security concerns for mobile payments, but whether the popularity of selfies can translate into commerce has yet to be proven.

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Pizza Hut, Fandango jump on Visa’s new swipe-to-purchase button

March 14, 2016

Pizza Hut, Virgin America and Fandango are leveraging Visa Checkout’s new spin on mobile payment checkout buttons that allows shoppers to make a purchase by swiping, reflecting growing interest in swipeable commerce.

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