Articles Tagged ‘Drew Sievers’


Why 2015 will not be the tipping point for mobile payments

February 9, 2015

The growing chorus singing the praises of Apple Pay and calling 2015 the tipping point for mobile payments may be premature as ongoing challenges with fragmentation, availability and perception promise to dampen adoption.

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How mobile helped Starbucks boost foot traffic by 2pc

January 26, 2015

Starbucks’ focus on mobile to help drive holiday foot traffic appears to have been a success, with the company reporting gains not only in traffic and but also a strong response to its holiday promotion, Starbucks for Life.

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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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Apple Pay’s growth increases pressure on retailers to jump on board

December 17, 2014

Apple Pay continues to add more partners, including a number of new banks, which will drive perceived value for consumers and encourage more banks as well as retailers to jump on board.

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Burger King bets on PayPal, digital cards for mobile payments, offers

November 5, 2014

In a bet that near-field communications mobile payments may still not be ready for prime time, Burger King has opted to power its application with PayPal’s cloud-based, PIN-driven solution.

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How not accepting Apple Pay could backfire for retailers

October 28, 2014

With mobile payments already struggling to catch on, the recent face-off between Apple Pay and CurrentC, a payments and loyalty platform developed by a consortium of retailers, could further stall adoption and end up costing merchants customers.

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Will PayPal lose its mobile stronghold as NFC payments gain?

October 1, 2014

EBay’s decision to spin-off PayPal – something company executives insisted was not in the works just months ago – reflects just how quickly mobile payments are heating up following Apple Pay’s launch, renewing enthusiasm for near-field communications technology.

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Apple Pay vs. MCX: Which has bigger potential in mobile payments?

September 12, 2014

While big retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy are eschewing Apple’s new digital wallet in order to support retailer-driven alternative MCX, ultimately the winning vote will be cast by consumers, where Apple has the advantage.

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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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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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