Articles Tagged ‘Drew Sievers’


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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Carriers blew their chance with mobile wallets. Next up: wearable wallets

February 19, 2014

As exciting as mobile phones are – and trust me, as a former CEO of a mobile banking and payment company, I have had a decade-long infatuation with the technology – I am here to say that I think mobile phones are not the sole future of payments at all.

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Can wearable devices push aside smartphones for mobile payments?

February 14, 2014

As mobile wallets continue to struggle to find adoption through smartphone applications, some are now looking to wearable devices for more efficient and secure payment mechanisms.

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Chipotle invests big in mobile payments

February 5, 2014

Chipotle has announced that it will be investing $10 million towards integrating mobile payments in its branded application, showing how the quick-service restaurant sees a great value in entering the space.

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Why is public transportation ticketing taking so long to go mobile?

January 21, 2014

With widespread agreement over mobile’s significant benefits for public transportation, the news that New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority will not adopt mobile until the end of the decade begs the question: Why is it taking so long for public transportation systems to mobilize?

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Barclays: 33pc of digital bankers are app-only

January 3, 2014

Approximately one-third of Barclays digital bankers solely access their finances through the company’s mobile application, indicating that there is likely a significant group of mobile-only bankers.

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Google Wallet makes gains against PayPal in mcommerce checkout

December 13, 2013

After integrating Google Wallet Instant Buy into their mobile sites or applications, Rue La La, Newegg and Fancy all saw an increase in conversion rates from standard mobile checkout.

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