Blockbuster, Office Depot and Rakuten were well prepared for the surge in smartphone and tablet shopping on Black Friday as mobile sales surged 43 percent year-over-year, according to several new pieces of research this weekend.
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EBay wants to scale up its Connected Glass program at the national and even international level, enabling consumers around the world to touch a glass window and shop products, with purchases completed from a mobile phone.
McDonald’s expansion of a mobile payment pilot in France to a nationwide rollout indicates that the fast food giant is seeing some traction for mobile payments internationally.
Mobile-enabled local services played a bigger role in the mobile strategies of eBay and PayPal during the third quarter and will be a big focus for the company heading into the holidays and next year.
As competition in the mobile payments space continues to heat up, Isis is hoping to strike gold by giving iPhone users a way to take advantage of near-field communications payments.
PayPal’s decision to support QR codes for mobile payments reflects the technology’s ubiquity while cementing the company’s aspirations to transfer its online success to bricks-and-mortar transactions.
PayPal is teaming up with a handful of retailers including Levi’s, Aéropostale and Maurice’s with a time-sensitive offer for free shipping, highlighting the importance of incentivizing consumers with mobile and Web offers to beat showrooming this holiday season.
PayPal is teaming up with Viableware to introduce its digital payment system into the world of dining via a mobile point-of-sale device called Rail.
EBay’s deal to acquire Braintree is a significant step forward in its mobile payments strategy for PayPal, bringing new strength in application development and offline payments.
PayPal recently announced that it will be unveiling a new Bluetooth device called the PayPal Beacon that will allow consumers to check in at stores without even touching their phones.