With Google is angling to dominate Android mobile payments, Samsung is moving quickly to make its own mark with the launch of Samsung Pay while PayPal has acquired MCX partner Paydiant, giving it access to major retailers.
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MasterCard’s partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems points to the growing relationship between mobile payments and the transportation sector, suggesting that digital payments may soon overtake physical ones, a move that would convenience operators, retailers and travelers.
Starbucks is extending its expertise in mobile payments to business travelers through a new partnership with expense reporting system Concur.
Mobile Minutes: Google’s mobile payments deal; Visa’s mobile security; Samsung tops Indian market; Medical wearablesFebruary 25, 2015
Today in mobile marketing – Google makes mobile-payments deal with wireless carriers; Visa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay; Samsung tops Indian smartphone shipments as market contracts; Top wearable tech for medical issues.
Google is teaming up with Softcard in the hopes of positioning Google Wallet as the leader in Android mobile payments, but it is likely to face a number of competitors.
There is a very serious problem with online smartphone purchases. Tiny keyboards make it very difficult to enter credit card, billing and shipping information – about 150 keystrokes. Google puts smartphone shopping cart abandonment at 97 percent.
JetBlue Airways is bolstering its mobile offerings by enabling travelers to purchase snacks, beverages and upgrades to premium seats via Apple Pay, making it the first airline to roll out this feature and suggesting that more will quickly follow as mobile payments cement their status this year.
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.
While all fast food burger chains are struggling to some degree, Wendy’s appears to be faring better than most, thanks in part to the installation of a comment point-of-sale system in more than 2,600 locations, helping to drive the chain’s mobile rewards and mobile ordering aspirations.
Despite the introduction of Apple Pay and growing media focus on mobile payments, consumer interest in mobile payments did not grow very much between December 2013 and 2014, according to new research from 451 Research.