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Restaurants and the mobile revolution

Five payments executives discuss how this sector is changing the way it interacts with consumers through technology.

New guide offers a comprehensive view of ATM and mobile integration

The free downloadable publication includes 53 pages of survey results, case studies and interviews with innovators in the areas of ATM and mobile channel integration and branch reinvention.

ATM - Mobile Integration Guide: Strategies for Successful Omnichannel Banking

This guide examines how banks are developing cross-channel strategies linking their ATMs with their mobile channels, their branches and Internet banking.

Sponsored by: Auriga

Two merchants axe NFC support as MCX looms

CVS and Rite Aid turned off NFC support this past week, raising the ire of Apple supporters who vowed to take their business to Walgreens.

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, wrote about his outlook for Apple Pay.

The Rise of Mobile POS

Mobile point of sale (mPOS) has introduced a new dynamic into the mobile proximity payments market. Between 2010 and 2011, approximately 1.2 million mPOS solutions were shipped to MasterCard merchants globally; and 75% of those merchants had not previously been able to accept card payments.

Sponsored by: Mahindra Comviva

Virtual currencies are very much a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

The direct carrier billing opportunity

Join Bango, du and Mobile Payments Today in a live, global webinar Thursday that explores how MNOs can take advantage of this payment method.

When Apple Pay met MCX

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), believes both emerging mobile wallets need to work together to ensure success.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Where's my (your) money?: Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, says having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components of a mobile effort.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Photo highlights from the 2014 CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

See a little bit of what you missed if you didn't join us for our show this past August in Chicago.

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Company will expand outside of the U.K. and offer its mobile proximity services in Canada and the U.S., as Apple Pay, BLE beacons, EMV migration and HCE shake up both markets.

Boku acquires mopay

Direct carrier billing receives a major shot in the arm as the merger gives the San Francisco-based company significant reach across digital content brands.

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Forget Apple: Starbucks wants to rule mobile payments

United States consumers made $1.3 billion in mobile payments in 2013 and the coffee retailer accounted for over 90 percent of those purchases.

Episys Anywhere app expands CU staff, self-service capabilities

The new native app powered by Maluzai software enables CU employees to conduct branch activities on a tablet, and delivers a new channel for in-branch self-service.

It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

QVC shoppers get one-touch checkout in update app

The new app will give customers the option to log in to their QVC accounts on all iOS 8-enabled iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus mobile devices. ​

Health products provider debuts digital wallet service

The eWallet, accessible through members' web office, allows the company to deposit certain funds into the online account, which can then be used by members to pay for shipments of ForeverGreen products.

Online shopping site Gilt adds Alipay ePass support

The partnership is meant to provide Chinese Gilt members a better shopping experience, enabling them to pay through their existing Alipay accounts directly on the Gilt website.

Report examines efforts to regulate mobile payments, standardize technology

Countries have begun enacting regulatory frameworks, hoping to encourage interoperability and ensure widespread adoption of mobile payments.

Ralph Lauren takes over Harrods displays using mobile proximity tech

The brand is striving to connect with shoppers via their smartphones by offering exclusive and interactive content as well as an out-of-hours opportunity to enrich their luxury shopping experience.

Fortumo opens Singapore office

Siddharth Sahi, an industry veteran with more than 10 years of experience with telecoms, will lead the new operation.

Organizations not prepared adequately for targeted cyberattacks

A Kaspersky Lab study finds that although businesses know the threat is real, they aren't doing enough to protect themselves against targeted attacks.

Apptive intros features to help online merchants tap burgeoning m-commerce trends

Mobile-commerce merchants can leverage features for the holiday shopping season.

SelfPay mobile shopper app integrates Apple Pay

Integration aims to eliminate waiting in line.

Infobip to use virtual credits, tokens in direct carrier billing pact with Jordanian MNO

Company's currency can be used for games, social networks, multimedia content and smartphone apps.

Former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt named advisor to Bitpay and Vaurum

"With his advice, we hope to better navigate the financial industry and build a successful business," said BitPay's Gallippi.

Singapore's goSwiff intros new mobile products

The platform is designed to maximize revenue and customer loyalty via the increasing number of channels through which customers make purchases today.

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

McDonald's latest Softcard partner

Fast food chain goes all in on NFC-enabled mobile payments.

FIME urges financial industry to add NFC along with EMV

The company says the financial industry should expect growing consumer demand for contactless following the rollout of Apple Pay.

Encap platform incorporates Apple Touch ID for mobile banking apps

Fingerprint security joins PIN entry, device location and user behavior as options for user authentication in mobile banking applications.

Swirl intros ad exchange for mobile marketing

Company's product enables leading retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop in participating retail locations nationwide.

French telecom expands DCB relationship with net mobile AG

Bouygues Telecom now lets Windows Phone users pay for digital goods via their monthly phone bill.

Security companies form pact for mobile authentication

The Feedzai and Encap Security announce partnership is designed to support banks and merchants in making modern banking and commerce safe.

Elavon expands services into Ireland

The company's online payments gateway is now available in the country for small and-medium-size businesses.

CardFlight inks pact with Anovia for customized mobile products

As part of the partnership, Anovia will leverage CardFlight's SwipeSimple product as their preferred mobile POS solution.

New report examines emerging payments in Africa

With new technologies, a growing middle class, government initiatives, and many drivers towards greater inclusion, Africa’s payment systems are changing rapidly.

Unwired Nation's mobile banking product meant for smaller FIs

Company is offering a product that rivals similar apps from major banks such as Bank of America.

First Data launches Perka retail beacon platform

Merchants placing the beacon near the store entrance or point of sale can sync the beacon with their Perka mobile loyalty program.

Etsy gets crafty with branded mPOS

The new device is meant to help Etsy users create a better presence for themselves at places such as craft fairs.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

Square intros Square App Marketplace

The business applications are meant to sync with any Square account.

Mozido raises $185 million in two-part funding round

MasterCard among four investors in mobile payments company; a total of $265 million in capital has been raised by Mozido over the past 12 months.

BitFury Capital makes strategic investment in GoCoin

This is the third such investment for the group.

Samsung signs with Bango for direct carrier billing

Bango will provide carrier billing, collection and settlement for digital content such as games, e-books, music and videos purchased through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store.

Bell ID launches Tokenization Manager software

The company said the product will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.

Canadian social shopping network raises $2 million in funding

Retailcommon, which developed a way for retailers to connect with their customers' mobile devices while they are actively shopping, also announced it will launch its services in the U.S. next month.

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