Loyalty (and caffeine) continues to drive Starbucks' mobile success

The company soon will roll out its mobile order-ahead service to 600 locations throughout the West Coast.

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Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

The mobile wallet joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile recently made changes to restructure the organization.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Company is cautiously optimistic it might be able to attract new customers thanks to the recent buzz around contactless payments.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

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

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile helped restaurants connect with consumers in 2014

Panda Express, Panera and Starbucks are a small sample of how brands exploited mobile.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

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NEWS


TSYS, Ingenico partner to offer merchants new POS product

Smart terminals will accept magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC payments.

Ayden processed $25 billion in transactions last year

Based on figures from the end of 2014, the company has achieved an annualized run rate of $30 billion in transaction volume processed.

Turkish PSP intros cloud-based mobile payments for banks

The company said it plans to enable all Turkish banks with HCE capabilities by the end of 2015.

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Softcard from telcos

Almost two weeks after it laid off 60 employees, Softcard is reportedly an acquisition target and Google might be the buyer. TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal both reported over the weekend Google is in negotiations with to acquire the...

California supermarket chain adds Apple Pay acceptance

The mobile wallet will be accepted at 217 locations in northern California and northern Nevada.

Verifone announces multiple mPOS initiatives for retailers

Company also puts emphasis on contactless and EMV acceptance.

FreedomPay signs new partnerships

Company's commerce product is intended to help retailers create better customer-experience engagement.

Polish banks confirm plans to launch HCE mobile payments

The FIs will use Visa's cloud-based payment specifications for their apps.

COMPRION joins EMVCo to help test mobile payments

Company will assist association as a Technical Associate to offer its experience and expertise in detecting communication problems of the contactless interface used for mobile payments.

Banks, MNO show support for Taiwanese mobile commerce

Some 30,000 retail locations will accept NFC-based system.

UK bus operator to accept Pingit mobile payments

First West Yorkshire is one of the first transportation companies to enable fares purchased with Barclays' app.

Uncertainty over contactless infrastructure boosting European mobile payments

At the end of 2013, there were 133 million contactless cards in issue in Europe.

Square begins to phase out Wallet

Square Wallet users found out last week that the app no longer worked at Starbucks' 7,000 locations.

Walt Disney World adds Apple Pay, Google Wallet acceptance

Disney will leverage the contactless infrastructure it already has in place for the MagicBand.

Royal Bank of Canada adds HCE to mobile banking app

Bank said it is the first North American financial institution to develop an HCE payment product.

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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.