British publisher IPC Media, whose magazine titles include Marie Claire and InStyle, has selected Boku’s mobile-payments platform for a system that lets users sign up for print magazine subscriptions, without the need for a credit or debit card, by simply texting a keyword to a short number.
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Convenience and gas retailer Mapco has launched a mobile commerce and loyalty application in which PayPal is the exclusive payment option.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.