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Capital One exec predicts mass shift to Apple Pay this year

Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Capital One heavily invests into secure mobile payment options

Capital One heavily invests into secure mobile payment options

NEW YORK – A Capital One executive at the Mcommerce Summit: State of Mobile Commerce 2015 predicted a mass shift to Apple Pay this year and the decline of magnetic stripe payments as more consumers carry their phones on their persons at …read more

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MasterCard exec: Mobile payments adoption tied to security technology

Thursday, 30 April, 2015
MasterCard tokenization.

MasterCard doubles down on tokenization.

NEW YORK – A MasterCard executive at the Mcommerce Summit: State of Mobile Commerce 2015 said leveraging smart technology to establish the secure use of services is the key to building trust that will accelerate broad adoption of mobile payments.

A takeaway from the session, “MasterCard: Insights …read more

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Best Buy’s Apple Pay adoption hands setback to MCX

Wednesday, 29 April, 2015
Best Buy app with Apple Pay.

Best Buy app with Apple Pay option.

Best Buy’s decision to begin accepting Apple Pay hands a setback to MCX, a mobile payment system that is the brainchild of the some of the largest United States retailers and that hoped to beat Apple Pay at its own game with brand muscle.

The …read more

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Discover ends Apple Pay holdout even as mobile payments adoption remains slow

Tuesday, 28 April, 2015
Discover app.

Discover app.

Discover Financial cardholders in the United States will be able to use Apple Pay at participating merchants starting this fall, opening Apple’s mobile wallet to a larger market as Discover ends its six-month holdout.

Discover had remained absent after Apple Pay launched in October with support from Visa, MasterCard, and …read more

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CinemaxX offers German film buffs the convenience of mobile payments

Monday, 27 April, 2015
Yapital's mobile payments system.

Yapital’s mobile payments system.

CinemaxX is allowing movie-goers at theaters in Germany to use a mobile application to purchase tickets and refreshments with their smartphones, meeting consumers’ accelerated demands for fast, convenient service amid the mobile mind shift.

Starting in a few weeks, the Hamburg, Germany-based chain will offer payment through Yapital’s …read more

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PayPal pilots NFC as transaction volume increases 40pc

Friday, 24 April, 2015
PayPal is experimenting with a slew of mcommerce opportunities

PayPal is experimenting with a slew of mcommerce opportunities, such as NFC

With PayPal’s mobile payments transactions volume increasing 40 percent year-over-year, the business is testing NFC payments prior to its imminent split from eBay, executives revealed this week during the ecommerce leader’s first quarter earnings call.

Following PayPal’s acquisition of fellow …read more

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Caribou Coffee steams up sales via app, mobile loyalty program

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015
The second-largest coffee chain is ramping up mobile to compete with Starbucks

The second-largest coffee chain is ramping up mobile to compete with Starbucks

Coffeehouse chain Caribou Coffee is attempting to steam up sales via its first application for iOS and Android devices that comes stocked with mobile payment and loyalty options, and suggests a requisite offering for any coffee retailer seeking to reach on-the-go consumers.

The brand, which is the second-largest coffee chain in the United States, is playing catch up to mobile leader Starbucks by enabling guests to pay for orders via their mobile devices, receive exclusive perks such as free beverages and check nutritional value of menu items within the app. Caribou Coffee believes this will streamline the checkout experience and offer delight to customers with the personalized Perks loyalty platform.…read more

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Google unfolds scan-to-pay app for Seattle’s homeless newspaper vendors

Monday, 20 April, 2015
Real Change is now available in digital copy format, thanks to mobile

Real Change is now available in digital copy format, thanks to mobile

Google is powering a new scan-to-pay mobile application used by street vendors in Seattle selling the city’s Real Change newspaper to benefit the homeless, enabling users to scan a bar code to receive a digital edition and suggesting that …read more

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MasterCard’s order-ahead app makes US restaurant debut

Monday, 20 April, 2015
Streetbird offers mobile ordering with Qkr!

Streetbird offers mobile ordering with MasterCard’s Qkr!

MasterCard is boosting the role of its Qkr! application in the growing mobile-ordering space by partnering with New York restaurant Streetbird Rotisserie to give customers the ability to order ahead and pay from their phones.

MasterCard has been ramping up Qkr!, with consumers able to use …read more

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Amex members getting power to use fitness wearable as payment card

Friday, 17 April, 2015
NFC-enabled fitness tracker

NFC-enabled fitness tracker

American Express card holders in the United States will be able to make purchases using a wearable fitness tracker with an embedded NFC chip starting this summer, pointing to the potential for wearables to transform commerce.

Jawbone’s UP4 tracker can be used as an Amex card at hundreds of …read more

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