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Apple Pay accounts for nearly 80pc of Panera Bread’s mobile transactions

January 29, 2015

The momentum behind Apple Pay continues to build, with 750 banks and credit unions having already signed on and the service now being integrated into 200,000 vending machines, laundry machines and parking meters.

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MasterCard, PGA boost Apple Pay’s profile with inclusion at tournament

January 28, 2015

MasterCard and the PGA Tour’s plan to make Apple Pay part of the spectator experience at the Waste Management Open will ratchet up pressure on United States merchants to accept contactless payments as more customers become enabled.

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Bauer Hockey scores with clients, consumers via mobile POS

January 23, 2015

Bauer Hockey is leveraging a mobile point-of-sale system to deliver interactive and personalized shopping to customers, enhancing the experience.

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Amazon drops mobile wallet as chances of a shakeout grow

January 22, 2015

Numerous mobile wallets have launched in the past year, but Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on its offering just six months after launch could be the beginning of a shakeout as the primary use cases and leaders become more apparent.

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Will Softcard deal be enough to save Google Wallet?

January 21, 2015

While Apple Pay has quickly become the mobile payments platform to beat on iOS, the ongoing leadership void for Android users could be solved by Google’s reported interest in acquiring Softcard.

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Niagara Falls, Chicago latest cities to embrace mobile ticketing

January 21, 2015

Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Chicago are the latest cities to join the mobile ticketing parade with Niagara Falls leveraging mobile parking program administration and payment while Chicago is embracing Navy Pier mobile ticketing.

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TGI Friday’s makes room for future innovation with mobile POS

January 14, 2015

NEW YORK – A TGI Friday’s executive at the NRF 104th Annual Convention & Expo said that the restaurant chain prides itself in taking a different approach toward tablet integration in its locations in contrast to its competitors, such as Applebee’s, by placing tablets in the hands of servers rather than on tables.

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PayPal keeps hat in the ring with new BlackBerry app

January 12, 2015

PayPal is extending its reach to all major mobile devices with its new app for BlackBerry smartphones, making it clear that it intends to remain a top mobile payment solution despite competition from Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

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Coinbase’s bitcoin wallet revamp aims to ease security worries

January 9, 2015

Coinbase’s redesign of the bitcoin wallet application adds security features such as touch identification and enhanced pin locking to assuage mobile users’ concerns about mistakes, theft and fraud that have slowed the crytocurrency’s broader acceptance.

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San Francisco transit agency makes fare payments easier via app

January 7, 2015

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will pilot a new smartphone application for purchasing and using transit fares across the Municipal Railway system, becoming the latest public transportation provider to embrace mobile.

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