Articles Tagged ‘mobile payments’


Can PayPal hold its ground in mobile payments?

May 23, 2016

PayPal has grown since being spun off from eBay and continues to push ahead in mobile, but whether or not this is enough to remain competitive with Apple Pay and others is still unclear.

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Mobile Minutes: Fitbit inches towards mobile payments; Nokia returns to phones; Food delivery shakeout; Amazon’s plans

May 19, 2016

Today in mobile marketing ­– Fitbit acquires mobile payments technology but won’t add this year; Nokia name to return to mobile phones after licensing deal; Food-delivery startups head for shakeout as venture money slows; Amazon plans more stores, bulked-up prime services.

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MCX bows out as opportunity narrows for new mobile payment entries

May 18, 2016

MCX, the mobile payments platform backed by a consortium of big-name retailers, is reportedly putting a national rollout on hold, but it has likely missed the window of opportunity entirely.

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Mobile online payments competition heats up as Chick-fil-A, Wyndham adopt Visa Checkout

May 18, 2016

Chick-fil-A and Wyndham Hotel Group are among the latest businesses to adopt Visa Checkout in an attempt to eradicate cart abandonment on mobile as competition heats up between the card network and Apple Pay for dominance in mobile online payments.

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Walmart Pay’s national launch positions retailer for mobile-driven second half

May 17, 2016

Walmart is gearing up for mobile-driven back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons by rolling out Walmart Pay to big markets such as Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, with a national release scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.

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Mobile Minutes: Speedy mobile payments; Ford invests in Pivotal; People and EW Network; Periscope embraces permanence

May 6, 2016

Today in mobile marketing – In the race to pay, mobile wallets win; Ford invests $182 million in Silicon Valley tech firm; Time Inc. to launch People-Entertainment Weekly Internet TV Network; Twitter’s Periscope will now let you keep your live streams forever.

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Mobile payments lag in travel sector, tablets still a big driver

May 3, 2016

While 32 percent of overall online payments were made on a mobile device in the first quarter of 2016, in the travel sector, the share drops to 15 percent, pointing to an opportunity to extend the reach of smartphones in the travel experience, according to a new report from Adyen.

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CVS heats up competition with Walgreens via mobile-enabled curbside pickup

April 20, 2016

CVS Health is bringing mobile delivery to the mainstream drugstore industry through a native integration of ordering service Curbside in its application, a move that takes omnichannel experiences in this competitive retail landscape beyond the now-standard in-store pickup.

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Merchants’ digital wallets leading the migration to mobile payments: report

April 19, 2016

Merchants are having a bigger impact on shoppers’ payments behaviors and encouraging the transition to mobile compared to universal wallets such as Apple Pay, according to a new report from Mercator Advisory Group.

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WeChat brings mobile payments to bricks-and-mortar via POS integration

April 14, 2016

WeChat is positioning itself as a significant competitor in mobile payments via a partnership with point-of-sale system provider Givex that enables customers of merchants such as Wendy’s and Fairmont Hotels to pay in store by scanning a QR code appearing in the application.

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