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Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

The service is being touted as the first of its kind to enable businesses, merchants, governments, nonprofits and issuers to transfer funds to consumers' checking accounts via any U.S. debit card, including non-MasterCard debit cards.

mPOS 101

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

Sponsored by: Mobile Payments Today

Kiosk makers want to take a bite out of Apple Pay

Apple Pay already has jumped to the forefront of mobile payments in its short lifespan, and it appears ready to make the jump into kiosks as well.

ATM and mobile: A perfect match

Mobile devices are becoming ATM-access tools, able to offer many of the display and keyboard functions currently available on the self-service device.

Infographic: The CMO's Guide to Customer Facing Devices

The future of retail lies in bridging this digital and physical divide. Customer Facing Devices create relevant and contextual Digital Interactions to elevate customer experience at physical locations. Come with us as we outline the need, popular use cases and value of Customer Facing Devices.

Sponsored by: Moki

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Alex Hum wrote his latest blog post about the power social media could have in regards to the retail digital transformation.

Will mobile biometric authentication replace today’s passwords?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about a question the industry has been asking for some time.

Does virtual currency's past dictate its future?

Excerpted from the author's opening remarks at the Virtual Currency Today Summit last week in Boston.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

LevelUp teams with Danal, Sprint for direct carrier billing

The partnership enables LevelUp users who are Sprint subscribers to charge in-store purchases to their mobile phone.

States still wrestling with virtual currency regulation

Last week at the Virtual Currency Today Summit hosted by Networld Media Group, representatives from the Massachusetts government and the FTC discussed their views on the virtual currency regulatory landscape from the state and federal level.

Bitcoin, mobile payments share some consumer adoption problems

Executives from across the bitcoin ecosystem gathered in Boston last week for the first Virtual Currency Today Summit.

Mobile payments: Innovative, but with security concerns

A study from Experian and the Ponemon Institute finds pause among payments ecosystem executives about how innovative technology could lead to more data security breaches.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

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

Why Jersey Mike's added ordering and payments to their mobile app

Rich Hope, CMO of Jersey Mike's Subs, talks about the restaurant chain's mobile app.

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

In a rush to take advantage of changing consumer shopping preferences, retailers might be inadvertently putting themselves at risk. Fortunately for them, the card networks have a say in the fraud fight.

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SimplyTapp leads charge in Asia for HCE mobile payments

SimplyTapp, PromptNow and TIS have created the Asian Payments Cloud initiative to bring the first end-to-end, cloud-based payments products to the banking and financial services community in the APAC region.

Report: Mobile tops ATM as banking screen of first choice

A new study from Javelin finds that nearly 25 percent of mobile users now name it as the go-to mode of access for their primary bank checking account.

Visa launches new commercial standard for mobile payments

The Digital Enablement Program is meant to connect banks and technology companies in order to simplify and accelerate the rollout of new payment and commerce services.

Bindo enhances POS solution

The technology will allow developers to take advantage of Bindo's systems and expand upon them.

Mitek acquires IDchecker for mobile identity services

The deal is worth $10.6 million, of which $5.85 million will be payable in cash.

NTT Docomo joins FIDO Alliance

Company is the world's first mobile network operator to deploy FIDO authentication throughout its network.

Mobey Forum seeks to help FIs understand mobile options

A white paper by the forum analyzes the impact of the secure element and the role of third parties, as well as current acceptance status and business models.

Danish bank teams with Powa to enhance mobile payment features

Powa says that its PowaTag platform adds a new level of engagement to MobilePay, creating a way for Danske Bank to enable instant purchases through a variety of different triggers.

Boku links direct carrier billing to Optimal Payments service

Neteller customers can now top-up their stored value accounts by charging the purchase amount for goods and services directly to their mobile phone bill.

Transfast adds Pakistan for mobile money transfers

The company this past week launched mobile and online money transfer to nine banks in Pakistan.

TMG reports strong issuer enrollment in Apple Pay

The payment processor expects that 50 percent of its issuer clients will be signed up for the NFC payment solution by the end of the year.

Vibes brings mobile marketing platform to Apple Watch

The company announced that its mobile ad tech also is compatible with the smartwatch.

USA Technologies to equip M&M's Sales vending machine fleet for mobile payments

M&M operates 25 full-service vending routes servicing approximately 4,000 vending machines and single-cup coffee brewers, as well as a growing number of micromarket locations.

Sekur's Universal Buy Button includes Apple Pay

With its recent approval from the Apple App Store, Sekur.me brings the convenience of Apple Pay to mobile shopping sites, according to the announcement.

Dunkin' Donuts, Fandango among new merchants to accept Visa Checkout

Visa also announced some marketing campaigns with merchants revolving around Visa Checkout.

NCR teams with OpenTable to enable more restaurants to add mobile payments

The NCR Hosted API Platform is a cloud-based gateway that enables third parties to integrate, maintain and deploy their services across NCR's installed base of point-of-sale systems.

Gemalto to secure BancNet's mobile services

Gemalto's Ezio Authentication Server and Mobile token will enable BancNet customers to pay their bills, check account balance, and transfer funds from their accounts with any member bank, using their computers and mobile devices.

Korean mobile payments company chooses Intercede for app security

Interpay said in an announcement its TZ OTP application uses two-factor authentication and signing to secure m-commerce and banking transactions.

Transfast expands mobile, online funds transfer service into China

Direct bank transfers can be sent to all major Chinese banks.

Mobile POS provider iZettle launches new device to accept mobile payments

The company's new hardware will support contactless payments in addition to chip-and-PIN transactions.

NCR unveils mPOS for hospitality industry

The Orderman7 handheld devices can be used by servers to take orders and payment at the table or in seats at theaters, to line-bust during peak traffic periods, and to serve guests in bars and nightclubs.

Paytronix upgrades mobile-app features for restaurants

The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.

Oberthur to help power Samsung Pay in Europe later this year

Contracting with Samsung and Oberthur, banks will be able to offer their NFC payment card in the Samsung Pay application.

Mobile payments come to more Canadian wireless subscribers

EnStream announced MTS and SaskTel customers now have the ability to make mobile payments.

ICXA now accepting nominations for 2015 ICX Excellence Awards

The Interactive Customer Experience Association is now accepting nominations for its Industry Excellence Awards, meant to honor the best self-service, digital signage and mobile technology deployments across all vertical market segments.

Trade groups collaborate to promote biometrics for digital services

The Biometrics Institute, Mobey Forum and Natural Security Alliance will hold its inaugural meeting July 1 in Paris.

United Nations seeks cash-based transfers system for food program

The organization invites interested potential service providers to express their interest by completing the Request of Information downloadable.

Walmart to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

Acceptance will begin with 25 stores in Shenzen.

Hackers exploit Starbucks mobile payment app

The issue goes back as far as December, according to a published report.

Accenture, Moven form pact to develop digital banking products

The companies say they plan to work on next-gen account opening, biometric authentication, real-time marketing and an improved experience for Moven customers.

Mobile financial services grow in Latin America and the Caribbean

The GSMA said in a report that the two regions boast a total of 37 mobile money services accounting for approximately 14.9 million registered users across 19 countries.

3 for 1: Olo, LevelUp launch ordering, loyalty, payment solution

Olo and LevelUp have launched the restaurant industry's first fully turnkey mobile commerce solution with built-in ordering, loyalty and payment in one user experience.

Stratos upgrades digital card issuance strategy

The platform will enable card issuers to instantly fulfill digital cards, analyze real-time cardholder behavior and increase loyalty and engagement.

Apriva SDK gives POS software developers path to emerging payments acceptance

The SDK enables Android and iOS developers to support EMV, NFC and a wide array of the latest payment options, including Apple Pay, via their apps by connecting to Apriva’s secure payment gateway.

NXP, Qualcomm partner to accelerate NFC adoption

The agreement will enable the rapid introduction of NFC and embedded secure element on Snapdragon-based devices to meet market demands for increased functionality in a broad range of consumer applications.

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