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Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), examines what the industry might expect to happen in the next year as Apple Pay emerges.

#FutureofPayments: In defense of Bitcoin (and its cousins)

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez takes a closer look at why virtual currencies can be beneficial to the financial system.

5 Tactics to Reduce Abandonment in your m-commerce Channel

Mobile shopping cart abandonment is at an alarmingly high level of 66%. In this white paper, find out some key insights on how to keep customers shopping and closing out purchases.

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Apple Pay creates new opportunities for marketers

Now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook better.

The mobile commerce revolution: Are you prepared?

Steve Gurley, CEO and Chief Consultant for Pyrim Technologies, offers 10 questions to help one determine their level of understanding and preparedness for the coming mobile storm.

Credentials as a Service

Learn how the cloud and personal credentials management are converging. The answer to how the web could be less anonymous is surprising concise: by authenticating people. That means developing the means for accredited individuals to present their credentials to conduct a variety of online transactions.

Sponsored by: Jumio

Consumers love mobile, so how can marketers keep up?

Jeff Zwelling, CEO of mobile marketing firm Convertro, discusses how smartphones play a role in how people interact with brands.

Photo review: The 2014 ATM & Mobile Summit

View highlights from the event, which drew attendees from Walla Walla, Washington to Tokyo, Japan - and points in between - to discuss the future of money and payments.

Incorporating mPOS for a true omnichannel experience

Scott Holt, vice president of marketing at ROAM, discusses how important it is for retailers to make things as easy as possible for consumers.

#FutureOfPayments: Bitcoin has advantages over traditional banking services

Experts weigh in on virtual currencies during a panel discussion at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit.

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

#FutureOfPayments: Too many choices could hamper mobile wallets

A lack of interoperability and exclusivity causes headaches for consumers and banks.

Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez examines some challenges potentially facing the mobile wallet on Apple's new iPhone 6.

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple intros mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. Company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

The mobile George Costanza wallet

ACI Worldwide's Mark Ranta discusses the problem of keeping your mobile apps in order on a smartphone.

Gemalto wants to connect the world

Digital security company releases new service to bring industry stakeholders together for NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Apple is the main event, but don't forget the undercard

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez reviews what has been an exciting week for the future of mobile payments.

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NEWS


MCX intends to expand network through InComm partnership

InComm, a provider of integrated point-of-sale technology products to retailers, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Merchant Customer Exchange, a company formed by the nation's leading merchants to develop a customer-centric and mobile payment network.

PayPal and eBay to become separate companies next year

Move comes months after investor Carl Icahn suggested a split so that both entities could focus on their strengths.

UK beauty supplier partners with payleven mPOS

Salon Services will sell the mobile chip-and-PIN readers to independent business and freelance hair-and-beauty professionals.

The new Bitcoin ATM: No cash in, no cash out

The machine by Australian company Diamond Circle dispenses a prepaid Bitcoin debit card, which is loaded using a traditional credit card.

Data breach extends beyond Jimmy John's to other restaurants

Data breach extended beyond 216 Jimmy John's restaurants to include 108 other restaurants.

South Korean firm acquires shopkick mobile app

SKP seeks to expand its global market reach with U.S. entry and intends to expand beyond mobile with online and offline shopping experiences.

Circle opens access to bitcoin digital wallet

Boston-based company intends to make buying and spending the cryptocurrency an easier experience for consumers.

Apple snags Visa Europe mobile director

Mary Carol Harris, the former director of mobile at Visa Europe, has joined Apple as the tech company continues to push Apple Pay throughout Europe, according to multiple reports. Harris worked for mobile network operator Telefonica as the head of...

China Mobile selects Gemalto for mobile transit payments

Gemalto will preload China Mobile smartphones with transit application commuters can use to pay fares in Beijing.

VeriFone's unattended payment devices certified for Interac contactless debit

VeriFone Systems Inc. announced its UX Solutions series of unattended payment devices has achieved certification to be Canada's first and only contactless debit payment solution for the Interac Flash 1.5 contactless payment specifications, according to a press release.

Norwegian security company releases app in UK

Promon Shield is meant to stop malware attacks when consumers use their smartphones for activities such as mobile banking.

FIME secures MasterCard accreditation in Japan

FIME's Japanese operation has been accredited as a MasterCard test laboratory for mobile handsets, according to a press release. The testing focuses on confirming the compliance and interoperability with the EMVCo contactless approval process.

Not so fast, Citi: Walmart intros GoBank checkless accounts

Walmart's new offering for the un- and underbanked is checkless and overdraft-free, just like Citi's. Both also offer tens of thousands of free ATMs.

Card processor in Azerbaijan intros mPOS product

MilliKart, a card processing bureau in Azerbaijan, today launched the M+ mobile point-of-sale product in collaboration with goSwiff.

Amazon lets shoppers add items to wishlist via Tweets

The announcement comes after the recent launch of a similar service, #AmazonCart, which uses the same functionality to add products to a user's Amazon shopping cart.

LevelUp plugs into online checkout with WooCommerce

Mobile-payments provider lets users pay online with their account and receive a push notification on their smartphone to confirm a purchase.

Jimmy John's confirms data breach

Intruders gained access to data via stolen POS login credentials.

Swarm and Revel Systems announce partnership

The integration of Swarm and Revel solutions will yield visitor traffic and sales conversion data users can use to make operational and marketing decisions.

BYNDL launches mobile payment for vending machines

Seattle-based provider of mobile managed services BYNDL Inc. is rolling out a mobile payment and customer engagement platform for vending machines.

Boston Fed identifies tokenization as key mobile payments feature

Mobile workgroup believes the security protocol should instill confidence in a payments environment challenged by frequent data breaches and other payments fraud activity.

PayPal enters agreements with major bitcoin processors

BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable North American digital goods merchants working with PayPal to accept the cryptocurrency.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

Pyrim intends to guide mobile marketers with new service

Pyrim Technologies today launched what it calls the Mobile Commerce Support Service, a leveraged marketing support offering designed to educate senior marketers on the rapidly changing mobile commerce ecosystem. The service will touch different aspects of mobile commerce such as...

Softcard brings mobile payments to laundry machines

USA Technologies Inc. partners with wallet provider for offers and a loyalty program.

Alipay adds fingerprint authentication to mobile wallet

Company partners with Nok Nok Labs for biometric payments on the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

LightSpeed adding Apple Pay compatibility to its mobile POS

With LightSpeed Payments, retailers will no longer need to deal with a third party to begin accepting credit and debit cards or to access critical information about financials.

Citi issues mobile challenge to software developers

Contest is intended to result in consumer products for apps and the Internet of Things.

PayPal Here comes to Android tablets

PayPal Thursday announced its mobile point-of-sale product is now available for Android tablets, according to a company blog post. The PayPay Here app is available for download in Australia, Japan, the U.K and the U.S.

Blackberry expands BBM Money in Indonesia

New partnership with TransferTo will bring contact to contact airtime remittance enabled from within BBM.

Home Depot data breach comes into focus

The account information for 56 million payment cards was compromised in a malware attack that lasted five months.

Flint Mobile intros new app features

Team Accounts feature enables multiple users within an organization to use a single Flint account to accept payments, create invoices and send Apple Passbook coupons from their smartphone.

ID TECH lists new mPOS as Visa Ready

UniPay is a combination magnetic stripe and EMV mobile reader that connects through the audio jack port of a mobile device.

Chick-fil-A adds mobile payment app in Ohio markets

Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, area can now pay for their meals through their smartphone. The chain has rolled out a new mobile payment system in this market, according to Fox 19 News. The free app is available on Android and iOS platforms.

Visa explores options to sell stake in Monitise

Card network first invested in the company in 2009, says this sale is consistent with past investment practices.

Association expects NFC projects to expand

FIME believes the entire contactless payment infrastructure will grow as a result of Apple's inclusion of NFC capabilities as part of the iPhone 6.

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