Forget Apple: Starbucks wants to rule mobile payments

United States consumers made $1.3 billion in mobile payments in 2013 and the coffee retailer accounted for over 90 percent of those purchases.

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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.

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.

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, wrote about his outlook for Apple Pay.

When Apple Pay met MCX

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), believes both emerging mobile wallets need to work together to ensure success.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

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.

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.

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Ralph Lauren takes over Harrods displays using mobile proximity tech

The brand is striving to connect with shoppers via their smartphones by offering exclusive and interactive content as well as an out-of-hours opportunity to enrich their luxury shopping experience.

McDonald's latest Softcard partner

Fast food chain goes all in on NFC-enabled mobile payments.

FIME urges financial industry to add NFC along with EMV

The company says the financial industry should expect growing consumer demand for contactless following the rollout of Apple Pay.

Bell ID launches Tokenization Manager software

The company said the product will be used by card issuers and merchants to enhance security and limit fraud by facilitating tokenized payments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zapp reveals UK merchant partners

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

Mobile Payments Today publishes State of the Industry report

MobilePaymentsToday.com surveyed consumers in the U.S., U.K., India and Brazil to discover how they are adapting to the growing mobile payments industry. Our fourth edition is available in five versions.

NFC Forum launches developer program

"Tap Into NFC" is meant to deliver resources and support developers to leverage NFC for applications and services.

ID TECH's contactless readers now Apple Pay compatible

ID TECH, a manufacturer of secure payment solutions, mobile payment, point of sale and digital signage, this week announced its contactless readers support Apple Pay.

Thailand consumers get mobile wallet from Cellum

Users can store a Visa or MasterCard in PaysBuy and use it to pay top up prepaid cards, pay for utilities and buy items from 30 participating merchants.

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...

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Near-field Communications (NFC) is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology commonly used in contactless cards, mobile phones and passive RFID. Mobile payment applications include retail, public transportation ticketing and interactive advertising.