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BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

Merchants have until October to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards. Many industry executives expect proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

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Mobile-centric narrative required for small merchant EMV adoption

Jordan McKee, senior analyst for mobile payments for the 451 Research Mobility Team, writes in a blog post about the opportunity for payment service providers to push mobile payments with small merchants as a reason to upgrade terminals for the EMV shift.

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez shares his thoughts on the current market.

mPOS 101

What merchants need to know about mobile point-of-sale technology.

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How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

Len Dudis describes SeaWorld's folio approach to guest payments via its mobile app.

Banking's attempt at disruption with mobile card services

FIs are learning that taking a value-added approach to the mobile channel can help dial up customer engagement and stickiness.

Facebook Messenger as a business and payments platform

Alex Hum takes a deeper dive into some of the new aspects of the latest P2P offering.

So, what is this bitcoin thing?

Bradley Cooper, who is the Technology Editor at Networld Media Group, takes a dive into the cryptocurrency and offers a high-level view of the market.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in March, and what we can learn from them.

Lessons from the journey toward digital money

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how some countries are marching towards a world where cash is obsolete.

Apple seeks to make mobile payments mainstream like it did for digital music and smartphones

Jim Maholic, vice president of industry consulting for Hitachi Consulting, discusses how Apple can change mobile payments like it did for other industries.

Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.

Social media as ID verification

Veridu, a London-based ID verification company, believes a consumer's social media profiles can serve as an effective way to calculate risk.

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

Where US institutions lag in the mobile-payment onboarding process

Mike Gardner, CEO of Recombo, examines the differences between the U.S. and Europe when it comes to verifying consumers to use mobile wallets.

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Google Wallet funds backed by FDIC

Google will hold Wallet balances in multiple FDIC-insured banking institutions, according to a report.

Verifone enlists Thales to protect card data

Verifone now uses Thales nShield hardware security modules for its end-to-end payment encryption product.

ICICI Bank largest launches NFC-based mobile payments in India

Called "Tap-n-Pay," the service enables any consumer to make over-the-counter payments either with an NFC-enabled tag or mobile phone at a merchant's point-of-sale device.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

Neiman Marcus introduces new Snap. Find. Shop. mobile application

New app will allow customers to interface with all of the retailer's inventory using images the user takes of in-store items.

Levi Strauss and Lululemon detail RFID expansions

Both companies are fully migrating to the technology for their garments in stores.

Global report shows big strides in reducing numbers of unbanked

China saw the greatest increase with 15 percent of adults brought into the banking system; South and East Asia and the Pacific followed, with 14 percent apiece.

Burrito chain brings loyalty program to Google Wallet

Currito's presence in Google Wallet comes just one month after Google announced plans to pre-install Google Wallet on all Android phones.

Apple Pay poised to debut in Canada

Apple is reportedly is negotiations with Canada's major financial institutions to launch Apple Pay in the country later this year.

Proxama launches new service for HCE and tokenization

The Digital Enablement Platform is a suite of digital payments products intended to simplify card issuers' adoption of NFC payments based on Host Card Emulation and tokenization technologies.

Discover gives cardholders new fraud prevention tool

Freeze It that acts like an on/off switch to stop new purchases from being made with a cardholder's account.

Trade group updates specifications for NFC tags

Signature RTD 2.0 provides developers with a way for users to verify the authenticity and integrity of data within NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages, the means by which NFC devices and tags exchange information.

Bitcoin ATM rollout pending for Canadian exchange

Starting in June, the QuadrigaCX bitcoin exchange will begin an installation push in major Canadian cities, with units to be brought online in batches of five.

Study: New cyberthreats come in old packages

A Verizon report says that cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated, but they're still carried out using the same old delivery techniques — phishing and hacking. Will we ever learn?

MasterCard's mobile ordering app powers new Harlem restaurant

The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.

Canada introduces mobile payments code of conduct

The code promotes merchant choice, fee transparency and disclosure, and fairness in the credit and debit card market.

On the run? Tap and pay with Amex and the Jawbone fitness tracker

American Express and Jawbone announced a new partnership that gives eligible U.S. American Express cardholders the ability to tap to pay with the new Jawbone UP4 fitness tracker.

Community FIs counting down the hours to Apple Watch launch

Maluzai Software is working with eight community FIs to offer its SmartwearApps to mobile banking customers who plan to strap on an Apple Watch when it becomes available on the 24th.

Cayan to use Recombo for onboarding services

Cayan, a provider of payment technologies, is leveraging Recombo's Agreement Express product to deliver an easy onboarding environment for its customers.

Elavon SDK update enables merchants to accept Apple Pay

Elavon said the Commerce SDK comprehensive kit also accelerates a business' ability to implement a secure, EMV-compliant payment product.

Trustonic, Mobeewave partner to enhance mobile payments security

The companies said the partnership allows Mobeewave-enabled NFC devices to achieve best-in-class security for accepting contactless transactions with a mobile device.

Long John Silver's reels in Ingenico for POS upgrade

The Ingenico product will enable 580-plus Long John Silver's U.S. locations to accept both magnetic stripe and EMV cards, and will provide a platform for NFC mobile wallet acceptance in the future.

Kofax works with Blackhawk to enhance digital wallet

A mobile capture feature is intended to make it easier for consumers to spend, share and keep gift cards secure.

PreCash bill-payment app now part of ProPack productivity bundle

Evolve Money lets consumers pay their bills at more than 12,000 service providers through just one account.

Early Warning, BioCatch partner on fraud prevention for FIs

Financial services organizations can now acquire and share behavioral intelligence to improve visibility of digital threats and reduce new account fraud and account takeover.

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

InstaMed brings Apple Pay acceptance to health care providers

InstaMed will also enable all providers, payers and vendors launching consumer-facing mobile apps to offer Apple Pay as an online payment method.

Fortumo signs pact with India-based OEM for carrier billing

Through the agreement, Mitashi can start collecting payments made by users of its smartphones in 88 countries through carrier billing.

Optimal Payments integrates Jumio's ID authentication service

Jumio's Netverify product converts the customer's mobile device camera or webcam into an ID scanning terminal.

Digital Insight brings mobile banking to Android Wear smartwatch

Wright-Patt Credit Union members who own an Android Wear watch can now check account balances with a flick of the wrist.

Microsoft Payments on the horizon

Microsoft has applied for state money transfer licenses to act as a money transmitter.

Boku launches direct carrier billing with major Taiwanese MNOs

The partnerships offer cross-platform carrier billing capabilities to more than 32 million mobile subscribers in Taiwan.

BitSpark secures funding, announces partnership with Bitgo

The cryptofinancial services provider says it has completed an external funding round and launched 100 percent multisignature reserves for the Bitspark Exchange platform.

Western Union enables Skype credit top-up at agent locations

Western Union said in a press release the strategic alliance advances its market leadership in enabling digital age participation by using a walk-in payment product for consumers.

Inside Secure to provide security for Hong Kong OEM

The security company will work with Yulong Coolpad on the manufacturer's flagship Android phone.

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