Articles Tagged ‘Drew Sievers’


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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Starbucks and Apple: Mobile payments’ sleeping giants?

July 28, 2014

With Starbucks looking to bring its mobile payments platform to other retailers and the rumor mill around an Apple mobile payments solution kicking into high gear again, the mobile payments wars may just be beginning.

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Visa bolsters tokenization to calm security concerns around mobile payments

July 25, 2014

With recent surveys showing that security concerns are one of the biggest holdups in mobile payments adoption, Visa is hoping a soon-to-be released tokenization service will resonate with both consumers and merchants.

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McDonald’s adds value to mobile payments with ordering, offers

May 23, 2014

In the latest example of how fast food restaurants are leading the charge with mobile payments, McDonald’s has launched the Quick Mac mobile application to enable customers in Austria to order food and pay for it via their smartphones.

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PayPal pilots beacon-enabled payments using Samsung wearables

April 24, 2014

PayPal is piloting a new payment method in its on-campus cafe 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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Barclays monetizes off customization and personalization for iPad banking success

April 23, 2014

Reportedly one of the most interactive apps on the market, the new features ooze customization to give institutional clients content when and how they want it.

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Google’s lofty mobile payments goals face significant threat from retailers

April 11, 2014

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.

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Payment apps headed toward shakeout as merchant offerings multiply

April 9, 2014

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.

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Mobile ordering heats up with GrubHub IPO, Foodler loyalty play

March 3, 2014

With mobile ordering for take-out food growing quickly, competition in the space is heating up as GrubHub Seamless files for an initial public offering while Foodler strengthens its loyalty positioning via a new integration with mobile rewards and payments platform LevelUp.

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PayPal makes a move for wearables payments

February 25, 2014

PayPal has announced its plans to create a payments application for wearable devices, expanding its prowess over mobile commerce.

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