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Are biometrics the next big thing in payments?

As the payment industry continues to grapple with breaches, hacking and theft, it seems only natural that industry leaders would turn to authentication technologies that are harder to fake.

Preview: 2015 ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

Technology offers new ways for consumers to hold, control and spend their money. This summit promises to help execs get their arms around the former and meet the expectations of the latter.

European Mobile Operators & Online Commerce: The €26 Billion Opportunity

Smart devices and mobile internet usage has grown tremendously over the past few years. According to various reports, mobile internet is now more often used than desktop internet when accessing the online world.

Sponsored by: Fortumo

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses some of the key points from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit.

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with retailers today.

Make Retail Conversion a Team Sport

Leverage the best of digital and physical customer experiences.

Sponsored by: Moki

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Companies like Nymi are attempting to take this corner of the industry to another level, but where does the market stand as we roll towards 2016?

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial elements?

Ryan Carver, senior vice president of strategy and emerging brands at Lamour, gave the keynote address at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit and told attendees retailers need to connect with customers on their turf.

Mobile ATM access on the rise

Three-and-a-half years after its introduction, it looks as though mobile cash access at ATMs might finally be 'off and running.'

Target deploys beacon technology to boost customer experience

Using the Target iPhone app, customers can get insight on sales and special deals during pilot program.

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Apple Pay leads the pack in media hype, but it's been difficult to gauge its success, along with other schemes.

Banks seek to capitalize on mobile customers

Mobile banking is on the rise, but how do financial institutions connect with consumers on a smaller screen?

Banking's digital future: Becoming more relevant to millennials

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about what changes financial institutions need to make to reach younger consumers.

Bitcoin's place with restaurants

Do food and bitcoin mix? What does the virtual currency offer to restaurants specifically?

Digital wallets: The rise of promising platforms and what's needed to break through with consumers

Teri Llach, chief marketing officer at Blackhawk Network, discusses how digital wallet providers need to help consumers shop, spend, save, and engage with their favorite retailers.

Remember that time when Rowdy Piper was in a Softcard commercial?

The now-defunct mobile wallet's marketing machine was plagued by problems from the start.

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Verifone, Aava Mobile partner to offer Intel-powered mPOS device

The product is based on Verifone's device and operating system-agnostic mPOS terminal integrated with Aava Mobile's rugged handheld tablet PC, which is powered by the Intel Atom processor.

ID Tech updates POS device for EMV, contactless acceptance

The Vivopay Vendi is intended for vending machines, drive-thrus, and other unattended systems.

US bitcoin company expands to Singapore retailers

U.S. based bitcoin company Coinbase has expanded to Singapore retailers to offer buy and sell operations.

Zapp bolsters mobile payment system with real-time fraud detection

Zapp said it will deploy a fraud monitoring and alerting system based on Featurespace's ARIC adaptive behavioral analytics engine to protect its users against fraud in real time.

Google Play carrier billing comes to Africa

Bango and Telkom South Africa have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa.

Major UK bank to accept bitcoin

Barclays plans to begin accepting bitcoin later this year for charitable donations.

Survey participants wanted for 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report

Mobile Payments Today has released its latest survey for the upcoming 2016 Mobile Payments State of the Industry Report.

Chipotle testing mobile ordering, delivery on college campuses

Chipotle will be available for delivery through the app at 40 college campuses nationwide this fall and at more than 100 campuses by spring 2016

Klarna partners with Overstock for mobile checkout

Beginning today, Overstock.com will use Klarna Checkout for mobile web guest purchases. Returning users that have shopped with Klarna can complete a purchase with just one tap.

All-in-one Android smartphone mPOS device on its way

Hong Kong-based BBPOS announced it is set to launch its new WisePOS, which features full Android smartphone functionality.

Moneris certifies Verifone's payment devices for EMV

Verifone's UX Solutions are a series of customizable and versatile unattended payment devices for use in all types of self-service environments.

The European Square intros small business loans

As of last Friday, iZettle Advance will gradually be made available throughout iZettle's European markets.

North American Bancard mPOS device to debut in Apple stores

The device will retail for $39.95 and North American Bancard is also offering merchants $5,000 in free Apple Pay transaction processing.

Report: Most consumers believe nontraditional players will drive financial services

But only 38 percent of consumers would actually consider a nontraditional provider for their future financial services needs.

Mobile security startup MagicCube raises $2.2 million in funding

Visa is the first company to participate in the company's Charter Partner program.

MCX adds more digital couponing options to CurrentC

MCX said Inmar will leverage its extensive manufacturer relationships, digital coupon technologies and promotional expertise to provide MCX with content, offer management services, and processing and settlement products.

Mobile payments swings into another PGA Tour event

Concession point-of-sale terminals throughout Plainfield Country Club at this weekend's Tour stop will be enabled to accept contactless payments and Qkr! with MasterPass.

Standard Chartered launches mobile wallet in Vietnam

Straight2Bank Wallet enables corporations, governments and development organizations to transact with both banked and unbanked individuals.

Report: Biometric device shipments for financial industry to total 212M units by 2024

Tractica anticipates that finance biometrics hardware and software revenue will increase from $126 million in 2015 to $2.2 billion in 2024.

Eval 4dev sends EMV Level 2 kernel testing to the cloud

Fime says its new solution allows development teams to check their work step by step, reducing the risk of failure in certification testing.

Study: Mobile RDC continues to gain ground with US consumers

More than half of all American adults used mobile deposit at least once last year, according to an American Bankers Association survey.

Wienerschnitzel has new mobile rewards program

Wienerschnitzel's app allows guests to pay using a mobile device and redeem points for free food.

MoneyGram, Vodacom partner on mobile money service in Tanzania

M-Pesa subscribers in Tanzania can receive funds from MoneyGram into their mobile accounts from customers in more than 120 countries.

Nok Nok Labs completes latest funding round with $8 million

New strategic investors were added to the oversubscribed round, including DaouKiwoom Group from South Korea; DOCOMO Capital from Japan; and Thundersoft from China.

Global Payments to deploy EMV-ready, Apriva mPOS devices

The agreement enables Global Payments to provide white-labeled mobile payment products to its U.S. clients through Apriva's mobile payments solution, AprivaPay Plus.

Clutch, POS on Cloud partner on gift card and loyalty services

Merchants will be able to instantly activate Clutch's gift and loyalty modules within the POS on Cloud platform and configure them across all their locations through the cloud-based system.

Bharti Airtel partnership with Uber in India enables mobile wallet payments

Riders in the country can pay for their trips with Airtel’s mobile wallet, Airtel Money.

Affirm financing now available to Shopify merchants

Buy with Affirm lets shoppers purchase and receive the items they want now, and pay for them in monthly installments with transparent, simple interest loans.

Fortumo expands global carrier billing reach with new partnership

A deal with Huawei gives the mobile payments company more coverage, especially in emerging markets.

Venmo tests groups feature

The P2P provider wants to make it easier for its users to track payments for clubs and similar organizations.

Greece to receive 1,000 bitcoin ATMs

BTCGreece and virtual currency provider Cubits are planning to deploy 1,000 bitcoin ATMs in Greece, in the wake of economic malaise.

Boston-area FI joins ATM cardless cash movement

Avidia Bank, a community FI serving suburban Boston, has partnered with FIS to offer QR code-based cardless cash access at its ATMs.

Industry groups launch EMV consumer education initiative

The program provides messages and materials for industry stakeholders to use in educating consumers about the use and benefits of chip cards.

NFC Forum announces new members

The 19 new members include organizations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S.

Report: NFC-based mobile payments gain ground in Germany

Increases in mobile penetration and the availability of the availability of 3G and 4G connectivity are supposedly driving growth.

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