• The stars align for Apple and mobile payments

    The stars align for Apple and mobile payments

    Apple is getting closer to offering mobile payments – a lot closer. Though in Apple time that could still be a year or more. I'm not thinking about NFC in the iPhone. That had been speculated …
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  • Mobile payments and the identity revolution

    Mobile payments and the identity revolution

    At the heart of mobile payments is identity. In a cash based society, identity isn't a very big concern as everyone's cash is the same. But if you are going to be swiping, scanning, or merely waving …
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  • Journey into the near future of mobile payments [infographic]

    Journey into the near future of mobile payments [infographic]

    The ongoing debate over the perceived success or failure of particular mobile payment initiatives like Google Wallet or Isis can be lively — to the extreme. The same can be said for discussions …
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  • Changing of the guard in Generation M

    Changing of the guard in Generation M

    In the days of yore there were credit cards, banks and money remitters – each group had its leading companies and business was pretty much status quo. There wasn't much new; financial products …
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  • What's next for payment aggregators?

    What's next for payment aggregators?

    The ranks of POS payment aggregators – payment service providers (PSPs) that act as the merchant or record – are growing. Square, Intuit, and PayPal are the most visible players, and …
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  • How to grow online sales: What the GrubHub/Seamless merger means

    How to grow online sales: What the GrubHub/Seamless merger means

    As the National Restaurant Show lumbered into its third day, GrubHub and Seamless, two leading online ordering providers for independent restaurants, awakened the industry with a major announcement …
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  • Mobile payments don't depend on Apple, but Apple will soon depend on mobile payments

    Mobile payments don't depend on Apple, but Apple will soon depend on mobile payments

    As per the last count (and I keep track of this stuff) there are 47 misconceptions, misunderstandings, and myths about Apple when it comes to mobile payments. I'm not going to bore you with all 47 …
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  • Spark Pay from Capital One: Not innovative, but a good deal

    Spark Pay from Capital One: Not innovative, but a good deal

    Capital One Bank has quietly launched Spark Pay, a mobile card acceptance product focused primarily on small merchants. At first glance, the program appears to be similar to systems from Square …
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  • Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

    Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

    Writing clearly requires more effort than just writing; this becomes more evident the more complicated the subject. The Wall Street Journal provided a good example of that recently with its article …
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  • FTC issues report on increased use of mobile payments

    FTC issues report on increased use of mobile payments

    The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a staff report titled "Paper, Plastic … or Mobile?" The report, which is based on an FTC workshop, highlights key consumer and privacy issues …
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  • MasterCard's new wallet fee: taxing the competition?

    MasterCard's new wallet fee: taxing the competition?

    MasterCard has opened a new front in the wallet war — a fee upon mobile wallet operators. The new "staged digital wallet operator annual network access fee" (SDWOANAF? A horrible acronym if …
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  • Amazon's bi-modal purchasers

    Amazon's bi-modal purchasers

    Amazon seems to think that there is a market for virtual coins. The company revealed the possibility of a customer buying apps or in-app purchases with their credit card or virtual coins. Is this …
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  • Return of NFC: The Curse of the Secure Element

    Return of NFC: The Curse of the Secure Element

    This post is in response to the recent Bankinter story of NFC payments at the point-of-sale without requiring an SE — and the lack of any real detail around how it plans to achieve that goal. I …
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  • Merchants critical to mobile payment success: why you can't dismiss MCX

    Merchants critical to mobile payment success: why you can't dismiss MCX

    During the last couple of years, we've seen the conversation about mobile commerce shift as efforts from payment networks, mobile network providers and technology firms have been rolled out with …
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  • How to win at mobile commerce: identity management

    How to win at mobile commerce: identity management

    How many times have you seen a new report about a new method of payment that is going to revolutionize mobile ecommerce? It's faster, it's easier, and it's designed for the mobile device. Now think …
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  • Smells like innovation

    Smells like innovation

    Big news with Chase entering in to a 10 year expanded partnership with Visa to create a 'differentiated experience' for its merchants and consumers. I would warn anyone thinking "offers and deals …
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  • Report from Mobile World Congress 2013

    Report from Mobile World Congress 2013

    I come to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress every year. I often don't see much of the expo or conference itself, as I stuff my diary with as many meetings as seems reasonable from my cozy office …
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  • MCX takes payments back to the future

    MCX takes payments back to the future

    When MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) announced that they were going to launch their own mobile payments platform in 2012, that news reverberated in the American payments market like a shot. Prior …
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  • Mobile Wallets: What does Linda think?

    Mobile Wallets: What does Linda think?

    Many years of observation have revealed that my wife, Linda, is fairly representative of the average consumer when it pertains to the adoption of new technologies. If she likes something, it's fairly …
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  • The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

    The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

    2012 was a record year in the growth of app store purchases over mobile operator billing. Google Play sales processed via carrier billing by Amdocs for leading NA operators tripled in revenues last …
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