Apple Watch to hit Best Buy shelves in time for holiday retail season

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Best Buy tapped to sell Apple Watch starting Aug. 7.

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No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

Just 13 percent of more than 17,000 consumers surveyed have a digital wallet on their smartphone.

Banks eye tech upgrades and mobile tops the list

KAL and Mobile Payments Today sister publication ATM Marketplace took the wraps off the 2015 software trends report — and offered a detailed look at what the survey results indicate.

The EMV countdown is on: What merchants should be doing now

The U.S. is the last developed country in the world to move from the magnetic stripe card standard to EMV. It is also the largest and most complex market so far to make the switch, and Ingenico is finding that many merchants — especially medium-size ones — are not fully aware of what they need to do to get ready.

Fintech 2.0 needed between startups and banks

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about his recent attendance at the MoneyConf in Belfast.

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in June, and what we can learn from them.

Companies seek to take plastic to new digital heights

Rich McIver examines the different players in this unique market.

Rogers expands wireless support for suretap mobile wallet in Canada

Suretap now boasts support from Bell, Telus and its subsidiary Koodo, and Virgin Mobile Canada. CIBC also will allow its customers to load their credit cards into the mobile wallet, and consumers have the ability to store gift cards from more than 30 retailers.

A Microsoft-sized opportunity: Payment processing

The payments industry doesn't know much about Microsoft's plan for mobile payments, but Thomas Yohannan gives his take on the situation.

2015: The year of HCE?

For all the talk about third-party mobile payment providers in recent weeks, financial institutions can still have a place in the conversation going forward.

Android Pay and banks

Martin Cox, global head of sales for Bell ID, examines how the new kid on the block stacks up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for financial institutions.

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EMVCo qualifies FIME contactless terminal RF test tool

FIME says that its test tool is the first to achieve EMVCo qualification for Level 1 PCD analog testing on contactless terminals.

Merchants have another mPOS option with NCR Silver Register

The integrated system, which operates on a closed Android platform, is ready out of the box, with implementation software allowing for a quick setup.

PayPal officially separates from eBay

PayPal previously was listed on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol "PYPL" before it was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

Apriva's deal with Globalcom brings EMV to unattended markets

EMV hardware will be integrated into segments such as parking, kiosks, car washes, banking, gaming, airline kiosks, vending and retail.

Barclays caves, will support Apple Pay

Barclays support for Apple Pay was noticeably absent last month during Apple developers' conference.

PAI, CardFlight partner on white-label mPOS device

Payment Alliance will offer CardFlight's EMV mPOS acceptance products to its market partner distribution network and merchant customers nationwide.

FIDO trumpets new specifications

FIDO U2F is appropriate for mobile and wireless applications and devices that do not have a USB port.

Westpac to deploy Verifone's handheld terminal in Australia

The VX 690 can accept contactless payments, including NFC-based mobile wallet and EMV cards.

Revel opens NYC office to give retailers closer look at iPad system

The space will allow customers and prospects to view and interact with Revel’s iPad POS platform and work with sales representatives to select the best POS setup for their specific business needs.

BofA begins offering merchants First Data's new Clover Mini POS system

Clover Mini is intended to replace the single-use terminal with an "all-in-one" business management system.

MasterCard announces tokenization support for private-label cards

BJ's Wholesale Club, Kohl's and JCPenney will be among the first retailers to bring mobile payments to their private label cardholders later this year.

Verifone to help power Apple Pay rewards acceptance

Verifone will enable six national and global retailers to be the first to accept NFC loyalty transactions on Verifone’s MX 915 and MX 925 terminals.

Ericsson, Verifone announce global partnership

The Verifone mobile money retail enablement software suite will be integrated with Ericsson Wallet platform to expand payment options, including in emerging markets.

Apriva, Miura Systems partner to deliver mPOS products to US

The integration will certify Miura's M010 hardware to Apriva's AprivaPay Plus mPOS application.

Vocalink hopes to Zapp Apple Pay

Zapp is intended to provide real-time payments between consumers and merchants — both online and at the point of sale.

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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.