MasterCard is rolling out a tokenized checkout experience for its MasterPass platform to allow users to securely shop within mobile applications on any device or online, proving that tokens are increasingly a must-have for mobile payment solutions.
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Starbucks is officially making its Mobile Order and Pay feature available for consumers nationwide with Android and iOS devices while preparing for its release in Britain and Canada next month.
Shell is beginning its rollout of the PayPal-enabled Fill Up and Go service across gas stations in Britain, which will allow customers to download the Shell Motorist application and scan a QR code to pay at the pump with their smartphones.
McDonald’s plan to begin testing mobile order-and-pay at some of its restaurants in China is part of an endeavor to connect the online and in-store experience to reach consumers who are increasingly embracing mobile applications.
Most United States users of mobile banking applications no longer see passwords and usernames as secure and want devices to recognize them instead through fingerprint, voiceprint and other biometrics, according to a Telstra report.
EBay continues to ramp up its mobile strategy, rolling out an Apple Watch app that will let users keep tabs on notifications and items on which they are bidding, selling and watching.
Apple and Samsung Electronics, the world’s two largest smartphone makers, are heating up the mobile payments space with Apple changing Passbook to Wallet and Samsung said to be planning to introduce a Samsung Pay-equipped smartwatch.
Restaurant Equippers, a restaurant supplier that sells top brands such as Rubbermaid and KitchenAid, has launched a mobile site that lets users shop for and purchase products through an interface that aims to deliver a better mobile consumer experience and maximize conversion rates.
Kohl’s and The Limited are getting behind online ordering and pick-up services that would serve up immediate gratification for consumers who are unwilling to wait for delivery while opening opportunities for retailers to serve up mobile-specific offerings.
Visa continues to expand the availability of mobile payments services in Europe, as the credit card company strives to keep up with consumers who want to be able to pay simply wherever they are, with whatever device they choose.