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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.

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.

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 SPA

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.

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

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.

HCE support could reach 85% of smartphones

Marcelo Delima from Sequent discusses how HCE is available on more Android-supported smartphones.

Build an integrated mobile experience on an identity relationship management platform

Lasse Andresen, CTO for multinational identity and access management software corporation ForgeRock, discusses how businesses can reach consumers across different channels.

Preparing for the inevitable: security breaches

Shawn Henry, a retired FBI executive assistant director, spoke with Mobile Payments Today about the threats financial companies face today.

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

Apple's mobile wallet gives merchant-branded prepaid cards a chance to compete with the card networks in the same space.

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

San Francisco-based company partners with the three major MNOs in the U.K. to extend service beyond digital content.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

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.

Dunkin' Donuts bakes in mobile ordering

QSR chain explores all possibilities to connect with its customers through their smartphones.

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Optimal Payments hits the UK and Ireland with mPOS products

Company has partnered with Handpoint for chip-and-PIN devices.

Harbortouch adds Apple Pay to pay-at-the-table app

The Perkwave app also includes loyalty and rewards functionality to encourage customers to pay with the app.

Jumio intros new scanning tech for mobile retailers

BAM Checkout's embeddable product is intended to provide a simple checkout experience by enabling users to bypass nearly all manual key entry when completing a mobile purchase.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Nearly 40 percent of US mobile banking users worry about identity theft

Not surprisingly, older users of mobile banking apps are more fearful than younger users about having their mobile banking data hacked.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

Bitnet secures $14.5 million in funding

Announcement comes as company launches its platform and builds teams for sales, marketing and customer support.

MyECheck partners with coffee vendor for real-time check payments

Under the agreement, MyECheck will process payments made by customers to Dad's Roast Custom Coffee.

More merchants to support Apple Pay thanks to Braintree SDK

Airbnb, Eventbrite, StubHub, JackThreads and the Levi's Stadium app from VenueNext will support Apple Pay in the coming weeks and months.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

Chicago Transit Authority to add mobile app

Mobile payments won't be available until early 2016.

Singapore-based goSwiff releases new mPOS device

Card reader is meant to perform under harsh conditions.

US gov't to introduce EMV for EBT cards

Following on high-profile data breaches originating at POS terminals, the Obama Administration is reportedly taking measures to ensure the security of electronic benefits payments data.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

DIMOCO lands in Turkey for DCB

Company will work with AVEA, Turkcell and Vodafone.

Norway's MeaWallet seeks banks for pilots

Provider announced it will use tokenization set by the network brands.

Icelandic company snags mPOS provider's merchant partners

Snorrason Holdings today announced it has signed an agreement with mPOS platform provider Handpoint to acquire its Icelandic merchant portfolio.

Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase

Total dollar volume was up year-over-year, but month-to-month growth slowed slightly as consumers took a breather between back-to-school and Halloween spending.

More UK banks join Paym

Clydesdale Bank, Isle of Man Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank are among the new banks that will offer Paym this year.

Fortumo flies into physical goods with Angry Birds plush toys

Company is the latest direct carrier company to dabble beyond the digital content realm.

UK-based airline adds passport scanning feature to mobile app

EasyJet's app will use technology from Jumio to drive new function.

European mPOS provider raises $10 million in funding

Orderbird to increase its product portfolio and advance its international expansion.

FIME partners with Russian plastic cards software provider

FIME said its relationship will enable Pronit to combine FIME's global portfolio of services across the contact and contactless EMV and mobile payments landscape.

New Zealand JV set to pilot mobile wallet

Credit and debit cards available in the Semble mobile wallet include ASB and BNZ cards and a number of Air New Zealand Airpoints earning GlobalPlus cards.

Rhode Island pizza chain adds LevelUp Passbook feature

PieZoni customers can accrue and redeem loyalty rewards through standalone app.

The direct carrier billing opportunity

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

Nok Nok Labs adds Apple Touch ID support

The FIDO Ready NNL Multifactor Authentication Client now supports the public Touch ID API, released in iOS 8, on the iPhone.

Sionic Mobile to bring mobile payments to fuel stations

Company partners with The Pinnacle Corporation to leverage Bluetooth beacons inside the store and at pump islands to facilitate cloud-based payments and instant rewards for smartphone consumers.

Kickstarter campaign to feature three-tier Bitcoin wallet product

BitStash generates three tiers of BIP32 crypto currency wallets: a mobile wallet, a device wallet and a cold storage wallet.

Square makes it easier to order a fancy coffee drink

New Order app features include arrival prediction for preorders and buyer preference for order customization.

Garanti Bank adds virtual assistant to mobile app

Garanti Bank customers can now converse with the iGaranti virtual assistant using natural, conversational language to inquire about their account details, transfer funds, get exchange rates, and more.

P97 Networks, Zipline partner for fuel mobile commerce

P97 Networks and ZipLine form strategic partnership to accelerate mobile-commerce deployments to oil company and retail merchant customers.

Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago

Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app.

Blockchain nabs $30 million in funding round

Sir Richard Branson was one of several investors to contribute funds to the digital wallet provider's coffers.

Zapp reveals UK merchant partners

The mobile payments initiative backed by banks plans to launch in 2015.

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