Articles Tagged ‘NFC’


Road to in-store mobile payments is bumpy for Apple Pay, MCX

May 6, 2015

Bringing contactless mobile payments to bricks-and-mortar stores continues to be a challenging process plagued with technology difficulties, inexperienced store associates and an evolving landscape.

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Mobile payments competition moves to OS as Microsoft eyes entry

April 9, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly developing a payments solution for Windows devices, making it the latest mobile operating system to push into the space and lending further support to proximity payments.

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Softcard to shut down in final blow to carriers’ NFC aspirations

March 6, 2015

In an expected move, mobile payments solution Softcard will be heading into the sunset as the nation’s three biggest wireless carriers consider if and what role they can play in what is expected to be a very significant market in the near future.

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Google-Softcard deal notwithstanding, Android payments still an open field

February 24, 2015

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.

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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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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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Mobile NFC payments to exceed $130B by 2020: report

December 19, 2014

A recent study conducted by Strategy Analytics revealed that payments made with near field communications-enabled mobile handsets are set to exceed $130 billion of consumer retail around the world by 2020.

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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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PayPal comes out punching with wearable payments

November 20, 2014

Pebble smartwatch wearers can now make payments and receive payment notifications through online service PayPal and its mobile application, which shows the growing momentum of the wearable movement, anticipated to become a payment norm within a few years.

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Softcard pilot results point to loyalty benefits from NFC payments

November 7, 2014

Softcard users in Salt Lake City, UT, are three-and-a-half times more likely to engage with offers and four times more likely to use loyalty cards than the national average, according to new results from the near-field communications payments provider.

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