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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A Samsung-PayPal smartwatch under development with mobile payment fingerprint-identification technology would increase the ability to simplify payment authentication on a device with limited space for a long PIN or password.
Convenience and gas retailer Mapco has launched a mobile commerce and loyalty application in which PayPal is the exclusive payment option.
PayPal is moving to take a bigger piece of the mobile commerce pie with the launch Tuesday of One Touch, a feature designed to streamline purchasing in the mobile applications of its business partners.
Newcomer Payfriendz wants to innovate mobile peer-to-peer payments with a unique messaging feature, but whether social is enough to compete against the likes of PayPal is questionable.
Amazon has entered the offline mobile-payments space seeking to close the loop on merchant app downloads with a multi-merchant wallet, but retailers may shun the platform as Amazon has encroached on their profits before.
New research being released today reveals that, among digital wallet users, Apple’s Passbook is used more frequently than PayPal or Google Wallet, pointing to the significant potential a more complete wallet offering from Apple would have.
PayPal has begun testing a new loyalty program called PayPal Select that seeks to promote use of the digital-payments network by offering more rewards for its most active members.
A company that makes a device for storing credit card information claims to have a security advantage, but smartphones are gaining ground in that area.
Consumers continue to resist mobile payments as concerns over data security loom large in ecommerce transactions, according to a new global survey from digital-payments platform PayPal.