Articles Tagged ‘mobile payments’


Twitter may have advantage over Facebook in mobile payments

October 15, 2014

The role of social media giants Twitter and Facebook in mobile payments is expanding even as Apple Pay’s launch looms.

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OpenTable leverages mobile payments to serve up quicker dining

October 15, 2014

Online and mobile reservation service OpenTable has announced the availability of mobile payments, currently accessible in the New York, San Francisco and Washington metropolitan areas.

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Smartwatch payments challenged by lack of consumer interest: report

October 14, 2014

While smartwatches are expected to give mobile payments a much-needed boost, a new report suggests that consumers are not exactly clamoring to pay for purchases using one of these devices.

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Pizza Hut exec: Apple Pay’s initial impact could be limited

October 7, 2014

LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Executives from several merchants at the Mobile Shopping Summit 2014 are split on Apple Pay’s near-term potential, citing both significant opportunities as well as challenges faced by the new payments scheme.

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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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Tesco tests mobile payments service for easier grocery shopping

September 19, 2014

Tesco, a multinational retailer of groceries and general merchandise, has announced trials of a mobile payment service for customers via the PayQwiq service.

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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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Zapper boosts at-the-table mobile payments via QR codes

August 7, 2014

Hundreds of independent restaurants and chains are enabling diners to scan a QR code printed on bills using a free mobile app without having to wait for a card terminal.

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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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