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#CONNECTsummit14: mobile experience first, payments second

Brands are more concerned about creating the right overall mobile experience that will keep users coming back again and again.

#CONNECTsummit14: Beacons offer immediacy, simplicity and context

Beacons are powerful tools, enabling marketers to push the right message to the right person in the right place at the right time.

Case Study: Lighting Manufacturer Increases Sales by 40% with In-store Kiosks

Lighting manufacturer, RAB Lighting, increased sales by 40% by implementing an iPad-turned-kiosk as part of their new product display gondola. By using Manager from Moki they are able to remotely manage, update and control the content on 1000+ devices in various retail locations.

Sponsored by: Moki

Can smart cards bypass mobile?

The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?

#CONNECTsummit14: Gartner shares mobile best practices statistics

In the opening session for the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, Gartner vice president of research Michael McGuire shared his view of how retailers should approach mobile technology, as well as some new statistics on mobile usage.

North American Bancard makes managing in-store payments a breeze

North American Bancard’s (NAB) mobile point-of-sale solution, PayAnywhere Storefront, is changing the way businesses accept and manage in-store payments and inventory. What used to require expensive set-up costs and complicated pricing models, is now being delivered in a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution.

Sponsored by: Moki

Turning mobile wallet economics on its head

Ed Busby, who is the former chief commerce officer at Isis, believes consumer packaged goods companies represent the best chance for mobile payments.

PayToo has a different vision for a mobile wallet

CEO Michel Poignant recently sat down to do an interview with Mobile Payments Today sister publication Kiosk Marketplace.

Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

Marcelo De Lima, vice president of marketing for Sequent Software, believes HCE can better connect the mobile consumer and retail stores.

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

MasterCard, Visa face adoption challenges with respective digital wallet services

MasterPass and Visa Checkout are out in the wild, but will consumers and merchants take kindly to them?

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

Integrated loyalty may hold key to mobile payments adoption

Michelle Evans, consumer finance senior analyst at Euromonitor International, examines in a blog post the evidence that supports how offers drive mobile wallet use.

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Shaunt M. Sarkissian at the company's new headquarters in the Boston area.

Mobile POS myopia: Moving beyond the micromerchant

Jordan McKee, senior analyst for mobile payments at 451 Research Mobility Team (formerly Yankee Group), writes in a blog post about the opportunity for mPOS providers to offer products and services to larger merchants.

How will HCE affect mobile payments security

Simon Keates, principal consultant for mobile security at Thales e-Security, discusses some of the challenges involved with this technology.

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Gilbarco teams with VeriFone at the fuel pump

Companies with combine efforts to offer payment products and create the largest at-pump interactive digital media network.

Smartphone shipments continue upward worldwide trend

More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014.

First Data releases mPOS product in India

Payment processor partners with ROAM for a chip-and-PIN mobile card reader.

Verizon Wireless chooses Danal for secure mobile transactions

Danal's Mobile Identity platform connects real-time with Verizon systems to provide merchants with capabilities such as device identification, fraud prevention, and consent-based mobile account details.

Magazine subscriptions a text away

Boku and IPC Media partnership lets consumers subscribe to periodicals such as woman&home;, Marie Claire, InStyle and Ideal Home.

Russian hackers steal massive amounts of customer data from US banks

The intrusion bears the hallmarks of political posturing; its timing corresponds to the enactment of sanctions against Russian banks and stolen information has not been used for fraudulent transactions.

Western Union expands transfer options in 5 countries

Consumers in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. have the option to fund online and mobile Western Union Money Transfer transactions using their bank accounts.

Square updates Cash app; seeks more funding

Users can now send funds via text or email as company redesigns service with better transaction notifications.

Smartphone camera is focal point for mobile banking growth, Malauzai says

The smartphone camera is the perfect conduit for mobile banking innovation as accountholders embrace the idea of conducting financial business via pictures, the company says.

GoCoin to process digital currency transactions for Apriva

Strategic technology partnership allows Apriva resellers to offer merchants Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin acceptance.

Citi Wallet rides MasterPass' rails

Citi is the first global bank to introduce its own branded digital wallet in the U.S.

Swisscard flips switch on mobile authentication

Entersekt's mobile application provides an addition to 3D Secure protection of online purchases.

Sequent Software awarded patent for mobile payments tech

One-tap functionality enables mobile wallets to transmit multiple cards at the same time to a merchant’s point-of-sale system.

Magpi intros cloud-based mobile data collection

Companies can use Magpi as it relates to surveys, inspections, compliance audits, research, supply chain management, geo-data information collection to create a mobile form, then deploy it in minutes to any device.

Filipino lawmaker wants consumer protections for prepaid minutes

The bill would forbid wireless operators from adding expiration dates to prepaid cards.

Airtel Africa expands mobile payments through VeriFone partnership

Consumers can use VeriFone Mobile Money's Tap n' Pay applications to pay, buy, bank, bill and remit funds with their mobile phone at the point of sale.

Big Apple, Big D get Bitcoin ATMs

Manhattan got its first Bitcoin ATM this week, as did Dallas. But surprisingly, neither of these mega metro areas is the first in its state to stick a pin in a United States Bitcoin ATM locator map.

Google Wallet DOA in Oz

Google executive said she has more exciting things on her plate than mobile payments.

Zumigo closes $6 million in financing round

Intel Capital leads latest funding round for mobile device location and identity verification company.

Australian bank to add Apple TouchID mobile app access

St. George Bank plans to release the feature next month once Apple updates its mobile operating system.

Companies partner to expand WordPress e-commerce capabilities

WooThemes and 2Checkout collaborate to offer online payment technology in nearly 200 countries to accept payments in 26 currencies.

What can 'Brown' do for data theft victims?

The UPS Store has notified customers of a potential data compromise occurring at 51 franchised locations between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

Boston Fed provides update on mobile payments

Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup said industry and regulators are still trying to come to a common understanding about the different mobile technology solutions and how they impact the payments system.

Istanbul, Mexico to experience VeriFone's mobile taxi services

Company stands to provide more than 20,000 additional taxis with secure, in-taxi and mobile payments, mobile hailing and booking, and interactive digital signage content.

Infobip extends coverage to 40 countries

Mobile messaging company expands SMS messaging service to U.S., Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Mexico, among others.

Square bolsters Register service with Analytics

Square Analytics integrates the full suite of Square Register products as the company continues to add utility to its products.

Zumigo mobile tech joins Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator

Zumigo Corp., a provider of mobile device location and identity verification solutions, is an inaugural member of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, launched today by Wells Fargo & Co., Zumigo announced today. Wells Fargo is exploring Zumigo's mobile location intelligence...

Square expands capital program

Victory Park Capital invests in Square so that mPOS provider can target more small businesses with lending opportunities.

ShopSavvy gives consumers expanded retailer tracking

Company updated mobile app to give consumers the ability to track sales from their favorite brands and merchants.

Allied enhances mobile bill product with new partnership

Top Image Systems Ltd., a mobile imaging platform provider, Monday announced a long-term transaction-based deal with Allied Payment Network to implement MobiPAY within PicturePay.

Oberthur acquires security company

NagraID Security SA develops and markets powered display cards to secure access to the cloud.

GoCoin enables SMS billing

Virtual currency company helps merchants accept bitcoin and alternative coing such as litecoin and dogecoin.

Quisk secures patent for mobile security

Feature enables consumers to lock their digital cash account anytime, anywhere to prevent unauthorized use.

Norway's Telenor Group embraces direct carrier billing

Mobile Embrace Limited signs agreement with major telecom that boasts 176 million subscribers.

FTC proposed patent troll study gets go-ahead from OMB

The commission has congressional authority to collect nonpublic information from patent assertion entities, which will provide a better picture of their activities.

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