• Is Apple tipping its NFC hand?

    Is Apple tipping its NFC hand?

    I'd have to say I was a bit disappointed when Apple decided to not show the next iPhone at all at its recent WWDC. Personally, I think this is a big opportunity for Samsung and others to gain some …
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  • NFC beyond payment – Bill & Ted’s NFC adventure

    NFC beyond payment – Bill & Ted’s NFC adventure

    Currently, the hype around near field communication (NFC) is largely centred on mobile wallets and other payment applications, yet the technology is capable of offering so much more to consumers …
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  • PayPal introduces 'bypass' model to retail payments

    PayPal introduces 'bypass' model to retail payments

    Twenty-five years ago, telecommunications was facing their biggest threat since deregulation, and most executives did not take the threat seriously. Ten years later, it had decimated international …
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  • Mobile POS in the age of omni-channel

    Mobile POS in the age of omni-channel

    Five years from now, the least likely place a transaction will be completed is at the cash wrap. In the past, customers and retailers have experienced a single channel touch point via the brick-and …
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  • iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

    iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

    There were a lot of rumors around iPhone's new version iPhone 4 that it would come with an NFC chip, but unfortunately it didn't. It'd be a huge step for the contactless space, and could also be a …
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  • Apple using Bluetooth for payments: the worst idea

    Apple using Bluetooth for payments: the worst idea

    Everybody who knows me knows I always give people the benefit of the doubt. I try not to beat up on someone when they're wrong. But I'm gonna break that rule today because, simply put, Pablo Saez Gil …
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  • Mobile payment conferences: déjà vu all over again

    Mobile payment conferences: déjà vu all over again

    When the CTIA Wireless 2012 conference ended on May 10, it closed a very busy spring that was chock full of meetings, conferences and tradeshows all covering some aspect of mobile payments. Between …
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  • Feature Phones are Key to Mobile Payments Adoption

    Feature Phones are Key to Mobile Payments Adoption

    The mobile payments industry today is a hotbed of ingenuity and innovation. The biggest names in technology and finance are all laying down their cards, positioning themselves strategically for what …
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  • Moving beyond lip service: mobile wallets and the under/unbanked

    Moving beyond lip service: mobile wallets and the under/unbanked

    Everyone and their uncle are tripping over themselves in a race to launch a mobile wallet, or at least talk about an intent to produce one in time. Judging by the number of initiatives out there (or …
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  • How customers are driving mobile POS

    How customers are driving mobile POS

    Retail stores are in a push for customers to drive their shopping experience—from selection to checkout. At the same time, customers are looking for a cross-channel shopping experience that can …
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  • BlackBerry World 2012

    BlackBerry World 2012

    BlackBerry World 2012 was a surprisingly robust and upbeat affair given the travails of Research in Motion as of late. 2011 was such a disastrous year for the company that it was tempting to …
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  • Google Wallet: Connecting the dots in Generation-M

    Google Wallet: Connecting the dots in Generation-M

    I recently did my first Google Wallet transaction. No, it wasn't a field trial, or a pilot program; it was a real transaction for real goods and services in a real retail store. It was pretty …
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  • Contactless EMV - What is the value to retailers?

    Contactless EMV - What is the value to retailers?

    Retailers often ask, "What new POS equipment should I buy?" My answer has been the same for almost 4 years: "Nothing, yet." My logic is this: The upcoming liability shift occurs in October 2015 for …
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  • Tales from the East

    Tales from the East

    Asia is the most exciting frontier in mobile payments. While we look to the technology and financial giants of the West in awe of their ingenious innovations in the mobile payments industry, Asia …
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  • Numbers: the universal language of Generation M

    Numbers: the universal language of Generation M

    Mobile Payments Today blogger Bruce Burke convened the "Social, Mobile, Payments" conference in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month. The conference brought together representatives from mobile payments …
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  • There is no such thing as mobile or electronic commerce anymore

    There is no such thing as mobile or electronic commerce anymore

    You may have read it: Best Buy's Q4 results were below the expectations and the chain is closing 50 big box retail stores. Margins are eroding as the retailer is being squeezed by both online …
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  • Safaricom marks 5 years amidst agent liquidity concerns

    Safaricom marks 5 years amidst agent liquidity concerns

    In March 2012, M-PESA, a mobile phone based electronic money transfer and payments service marked five years since its commercial launch in Kenya by Safaricom, the leading mobile phone service …
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  • Wake up, Google! Part 3

    Wake up, Google! Part 3

    Editor's note: The following is part 3 of a post from Mobile Payments Today blogger Cherian Abraham. The entire post was first published to his blog. The original post is long, so we have broken it …
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  • Wake up, Google! Part 2

    Wake up, Google! Part 2

    Editor's note: The following is part 2 of a post from Mobile Payments Today blogger Cherian Abraham. The entire post was first published to his blog. The original post is long, so we have broken it …
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  • Wake up, Google!

    Wake up, Google!

    Editor's note: The following is the first part of a post from Mobile Payments Today blogger Cherian Abraham. It was originally published in its entirety on his blog. Since the original post is long …
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