Can smart cards bypass mobile?

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The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?

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#CONNECTsummit14: Gartner shares mobile best practices statistics

In the opening session for the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, Gartner vice president of research Michael McGuire shared his view of how retailers should approach mobile technology, as well as some new statistics on mobile usage.

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Shaunt M. Sarkissian at the company's new headquarters in the Boston area.

Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner

Despite the much publicized consumerization of IT and the growing domination of mobile in the online world, progress with mobile payments always seems pretty slow. Sure, we see high growth numbers but from a low user base.

PayPal president has change of heart regarding NFC

David Marcus still prefers BLE technology above everything else. 

What is Apple up to in payments?

Research firm charts roadmap for Apple's role in payments industry.

Wearables offer a different kind of mobile payment

Smartwatches, bracelets and even glasses are changing how we pay and access financial information.

Mobile is lead driver for changes in payments technology

Google, VeriFone and ETA execs lay out what companies need to focus on going forward

Lessons from the FTC's lawsuit against HTC

"Data security is a big area for the FTC," said Malini Mithal, assistant director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC. "We have brought nearly 50 cases here, including dozens alleging violations of GLB rules." (From Mithal's keynote address at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit)

Malauzai sees surge in mobile check deposits

Growth expected to continue as consumers grow more comfortable with mobile banking.

Gaining mobile shopping traction requires retailers to think beyond payment

SAP study finds that most U.S. consumers use smartphones and tablets for research, but not final purchases.

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NEWS


Blazing Onion Burger partners with eTouchMenu for order and payment app

Blazing Onion Burger will partner with eTouchMenu to launch an iPad app for guest-initiated order and payment. "We have been searching for a company that will work with us on our vision," Blazing Onion CEO David Jones said in a...

Visa launches new tools to secure payments from Internet-connected devices and wearables

Visa Inc. today announced the creation of Visa Digital Solutions, what the card company said is a comprehensive suite of offerings that facilitate secure payments across a broad range of Internet-connected devices and wearables. Visa in the press release cited...

UK airline testing iBeacons across Europe

United Kingdom-based airline easyJet this week announced that it has become the first airline to trial iBeacon technology across Europe to help passengers navigate their way through the airport, according to a press release. The strategically placed beacons, which are...

Synchrony Financial reveals strategic investment with LoopPay

Synchrony Financial today announced the completion of a strategic investment in LoopPay, according to a press release. LoopPay is expected to provide Synchrony Financial with special features and benefits for its cardholders and retail partners. LoopPay recently introduced the LoopPay...

Trade groups collaborate to tackle NFC, Bluetooth integration

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication technology, and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association responsible for the development, promotion and protection of Bluetooth technology, today announced the publication...

Apple's iPhone 6 to include NFC

This fall's Apple iPhone 6 will include near field communications to enable mobile payments, according to "a source close to the situation," reports VentureBeat. VentureBeat said it was "unclear" if Apple will align itself with ISIS, the mobile commerce joint...

Zimbabwe firm phoning in acoustic mobile payments

Zimbabwe-based banking solutions provider Edgetech Solutions has announced it is testing a sonic mobile payments solution, according to ITWeb Africa. The sound-based mobile payment solution for point-of-sale transactions will let consumers pay for purchases using sound, without the need for...

More analysts predict NFC-enabled iPhone 6

Add Morgan Stanley to the long list of analysts predicting that the next iPhone will have an NFC chip and be at the center of Apple's mobile payments initiatives. Last month, KGI securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo also predicted a new...

InComm launches platform for mobile wallet providers

Prepaid product and transaction services company InComm has announced the launch of InComm Mobile Platform for mobile wallet providers and merchants. According to the company, IMP integrates with multiple platforms to provide a full breadth of capabilities required to process mobile payments made using prepaid cards at the retail POS.

Prepaid data SIM card kiosk arrives at Osaka airport

Osaka's Kansai International Airport has become the first Japanese airport to introduce a prepaid data SIM card vending machine. Tourists visiting Japan can buy So-net LTE SIM cards from the kiosk, insert them into their mobile devices and access the...

Another week, another Apple mobile payments rumor

Apple reportedly is interviewing candidates for two new positions that would focus on building a payments business based on its current iTunes user base, according to a report from re/code earlier this week. The technology publication reported Apple's head of...

Securities analyst predicts NFC-enabled iPhone

Apple this fall will release a new iPhone with NFC integration and also include the technology in its long-rumored iWatch, according to an investor note from KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Several media outlets Thursday reported about Kuo's research note.

Shift4 launches gateway for secure mobile payments

Independent payment gateway Shift4 Corp. today announced VT4, which is mobile payment product for enterprises.

Payleven to launch NFC chip-and-PIN card reader

German mPOS payments company Payleven announced it will launch an NFC mobile chip-and-PIN card reader in Europe in the second half of 2014. Payleven launched a contact-based chip-and-PIN card reader in 2013 in Europe, which connects to a merchant's mobile...

Giesecke & Devrient readies mobile payments in Brazil

Giesecke & Devrient is working with Brazilian mobile operator Claro and one of the country’s largest banks in Bradesco to enable consumers to conduct contactless payments using smartphones embedded with a special SIM card, according to a press release. Giesecke...

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Major mobile phone and POS brands are covered in this research center: Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Casio, HTC, Motorola, Pantech, Sanyo, Sony Ericsson, Hypercom, VeriFone, Nurit, Dassault AT, Mobile Edge and more.