South Korean firm acquires shopkick mobile app

SKP seeks to expand its global market reach with U.S. entry and intends to expand beyond mobile with online and offline shopping experiences.

Circle opens access to bitcoin digital wallet

Boston-based company intends to make buying and spending the cryptocurrency an easier experience for consumers.

Apple snags Visa Europe mobile director

Mary Carol Harris, the former director of mobile at Visa Europe, has joined Apple as the tech company continues to push Apple Pay throughout Europe, according to multiple reports. Harris worked for mobile network operator Telefonica as the head of...

China Mobile selects Gemalto for mobile transit payments

Gemalto will preload China Mobile smartphones with transit application commuters can use to pay fares in Beijing.

VeriFone's unattended payment devices certified for Interac contactless debit

VeriFone Systems Inc. announced its UX Solutions series of unattended payment devices has achieved certification to be Canada's first and only contactless debit payment solution for the Interac Flash 1.5 contactless payment specifications, according to a press release.

Norwegian security company releases app in UK

Promon Shield is meant to stop malware attacks when consumers use their smartphones for activities such as mobile banking.

FIME secures MasterCard accreditation in Japan

FIME's Japanese operation has been accredited as a MasterCard test laboratory for mobile handsets, according to a press release. The testing focuses on confirming the compliance and interoperability with the EMVCo contactless approval process.

Not so fast, Citi: Walmart intros GoBank checkless accounts

Walmart's new offering for the un- and underbanked is checkless and overdraft-free, just like Citi's. Both also offer tens of thousands of free ATMs.

Card processor in Azerbaijan intros mPOS product

MilliKart, a card processing bureau in Azerbaijan, today launched the M+ mobile point-of-sale product in collaboration with goSwiff.

Amazon lets shoppers add items to wishlist via Tweets

The announcement comes after the recent launch of a similar service, #AmazonCart, which uses the same functionality to add products to a user's Amazon shopping cart.

LevelUp plugs into online checkout with WooCommerce

Mobile-payments provider lets users pay online with their account and receive a push notification on their smartphone to confirm a purchase.

Jimmy John's confirms data breach

Intruders gained access to data via stolen POS login credentials.

Swarm and Revel Systems announce partnership

The integration of Swarm and Revel solutions will yield visitor traffic and sales conversion data users can use to make operational and marketing decisions.

BYNDL launches mobile payment for vending machines

Seattle-based provider of mobile managed services BYNDL Inc. is rolling out a mobile payment and customer engagement platform for vending machines.

Boston Fed identifies tokenization as key mobile payments feature

Mobile workgroup believes the security protocol should instill confidence in a payments environment challenged by frequent data breaches and other payments fraud activity.

PayPal enters agreements with major bitcoin processors

BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable North American digital goods merchants working with PayPal to accept the cryptocurrency.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

Pyrim intends to guide mobile marketers with new service

Pyrim Technologies today launched what it calls the Mobile Commerce Support Service, a leveraged marketing support offering designed to educate senior marketers on the rapidly changing mobile commerce ecosystem. The service will touch different aspects of mobile commerce such as...

Softcard brings mobile payments to laundry machines

USA Technologies Inc. partners with wallet provider for offers and a loyalty program.

Alipay adds fingerprint authentication to mobile wallet

Company partners with Nok Nok Labs for biometric payments on the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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