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Digital cash: The new, lowest cost payment type

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines why this payment type can be useful to consumers.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

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

FIS executive discusses the convergence of mobile and ATMs

Company claims more than 27 million mobile banking customers as it tries to find the best experience for users.

Bytemark rides the rail in Toronto

Mobile ticketing provider to develop app for train service that will connect the city's downtown transportation hub with the airport.

¥ Coins Virtual Currency for Japan

¥Coins enable you to purchase digital content in Japan. Get access to your favourite digital content in Japan with one simple payment method.

Sponsored by: Infobip / Centili

Respatialization of currency: Cryptocurrencies & mesh networks

Thomas Yohannan examines a possible future link between bitcoin and proximity payments involving mobile devices.

5 for 5: MCX grabs unwanted attention

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

Mobile wallets: It’s a matter of trust

Ed Busby, founder of Hudson Mobile Advisory, examines how recent data breaches have an affect on how consumers view mobile payments.

Former Google Wallet exec on Poynt with new venture

EMV migration in the U.S. has opened the door for a new entrant into the point-of-sale terminal industry.

Virtual currency dominates day one of Money 20/20 conference

Ben Lawsky, New York's superintendent of financial services, addressed the status of the state's controversial BitLicense regulatory framework.

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.

MCX defends business model, talks email hack

CEO Dekkers Davidson said retail partners makes their own choices about aligning with the consortium and accepting other forms of payment.

Taco Bell's new mobile app includes ordering, payment, gifting

Taco Bell’s technology partners for the app include CARDFREE, Tillster and XPIENT.

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Bango lays out the benefits of direct carrier billing in a recent webinar it sponsored on Mobile Payments Today.

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.

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TSYS, linked2pay offer merchants way to accept mobile payments

Linked2pay allows customers to pay online or by mobile phone using a credit card or ACH.

Square Register now available outside the US

The point-of-sale software suite supports 130 internationally recognized currencies.

US smartphone owners want to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Survey found some 30 percent of respondents want to use the mobile wallets but are unsure where they're accepted.

Real time payments coming soon ... or not?

A new report from Mercator Advisory Group considers opportunities in real-time payments for US service vendors and financial institutions.

6-year-olds with smartphones? That's what Ericsson predicts

Yes, you read that right. What's more, the mobile network provider predicts that units will exceed 6.1 billion by 2020.

RewardsPay allows its online shoppers to pay using bitcoin

Partners with Coinbase to provide customers with additional payment option.

Survey: Most shoppers will buy at least one digital gift card this holiday season

Of the consumers surveyed, 72 percent have previously bought a gift card from an online website or mobile website/app.

Atlanta neighborhood gets its own mobile rewards system

Sionic Mobile is the company behind what's being called Midtown Loyal.

Canadians resist mobile payments

Only 21 percent of Canadian shoppers reported making a mobile payment online and in-store in the past six months, according to GfK survey.

Remitly updates mobile money transfer app

New features include e-authentication with Apple’s Touch ID and real-time exchange rates on Android.

GSMA spills details about Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Conference will focus on how mobile technology is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of individuals' lives.

Mobile POS provider celebrates new market with free readers

Sweden-based iZettle is bringing its service to the Netherlands and is giving away 5,000 devices.

PayPal intros Pebble smartwatch app

The app enables users to check-in to pay, or pay with a payment code at retailers accepting PayPal as payment.

Mobey Forum examines bank attitudes on HCE

Seventy percent of respondents to a survey said they are keen to outsource mobile product development to third parties.

Trade groups come together to accelerate NFC-based services

GlobalPlatform and the Global Certification Forum this week signed a liaison agreement.

Mobile payments comes to Snapchat thanks to Square

Snapcash enables P2P payments within popular messaging app.

Mobile operator costs rise as margins decrease

In an analysis of 12 international operators, Juniper Research found that margins had fallen by an average of 6.4 percent over a three-year period.

Venmo adds new features to mobile app

Company updates app to provide extra layer of security for iPhone users.

Smart device users contributing to mobile commerce

Juniper Research study finds mobile consumption is surging as consumers are either migrating from desktop usage or becoming first-time ecommerce users through their smartphones or tablets.

Australian telco reveals SIM-based mobile payments

SingTel-Optus has partnered with Visa and Heritage Bank for the new mobile wallet that's funded with a prepaid card.

Intuit updates mobile bill-payment app

Check has been updated for iOS 8 and comes with some new features exclusive to the iPad.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Oberthur partners with Mobeewave on mPOS

Companies move forward to turn any NFC device equipped with a certain Oberthur secure element chip in a contactless payment reader.

UK supermarket chain tests new mobile ordering app

Sainsbury's will eventually enable customers to create a virtual shopping list before they enter a store and skip the checkout line when it's time to pay.

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

Mahindra Comviva links two Tanzanian MNOs through mobile money

The service enables customers to send and receive money directly between the mobile money accounts of Airtel Money and Tigo Pesa.

Mocapay inks pact with merchant services provider

Th business alliance intends to give businesses working with Merchant Link access to mobile-payment and payment-security offerings.

Square begins pre-orders for EMV products

Company will release a standalone chip card reader for $29 and a Square Stand accessory for $39.

Mahindra Comviva debuts mobile money service in Zimbabwe

The company says its connectMoney Service Manager creates an industry benchmark for mobile money by connecting financial open systems powered by MasterCard and other card networks.

Mozido partners with MasterCard

Under the partnership, Mozido currently supports MasterCard credit, debit, and prepaid cards as mobile wallet funding sources.

New report outlines effective mobile strategies for FIs

Mobile banking capabilities are joining ATM and branch location as important factors in consumers' choice of a financial institution, research shows.

NCR Silver POS adds bitcoin compatibility

Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants.

GSMA publishes Code of Conduct for MNOs

The trade group has outlined common practices for companies who serve as mobile money providers.

Amex partners with NBA's Nets for mobile payments

Fans can access the Brooklyn eWallet through the team's official app.

Infobip touts data protection certification

Company used recent investments to enhance its security efforts.

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