Vodafone links with Powa for mobile top-ups via QR code

All customers will have to do is download the app, scan the PowaTag in a magazine or other advertisement, and choose their top-up value.

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July mobile payments 5 for 5: The march towards the EMV liability shift

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

Mobile payments play key role to reduce customer wait times

A panel discussion at the recent Customer Experience Summit in Chicago focused on how brands such as Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell use mobile to improve the customer experience.

Can mobile boost the digital ordering experience?

Noah Glass, the founder and CEO of Olo, discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

Will consumers adopt Facebook's 'Buy' button?

The social media giants is adding the feature so its zillions of users can shop as they socialize and the move has industry watchers buzzing.

Three years later: Where does MCX stand today?

Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart were among the first major retailers to announce their support for the Merchant Customer Exchange. More than three years later, the proposed mobile payments system is still more an idea than an actual product.

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.

Mobile online retail payments in focus

Total mobile online retail payments are expected to grow from $75.8 billion to $217.4 billion at a 23 percent compounded annual growth rate between 2014 and 2019, according to Javelin's Mobile Online Retail Payments Forecast.

Cards and payments: Renew the old, ring in the new

A new industry survey seeks to understand the priorities, challenges and benefits that payments organizations will encounter as they undertake a "new and renew" transformation in payments.

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.

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

Google is back in the game with another mobile payments product, but how does it stack up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines where Android Pay stands at this point.

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Centili signs direct carrier billing deal with major MNOs in Pakistan

The company will work with Mobilink, Telenor, Zong, Ufone, and Warid, which have a combined 136 million subscribers.

Subway to add PayPal as a payment option

Paydiant, a mobile wallet developer PayPal acquired last year, originally built Subway's mobile app and released an update earlier this year.

Stripe pegs value at $5 billion after latest funding round

The company also announced a partnership with Visa to work on digital payments.

Firehouse Subs to add mobile payment capability to app

Firehouse Subs customers will be able to order, purchase and pick up their food more quickly than ever thanks to the chain's use of MaterCard's MasterPass.

Study: It's a mobile, mobile, mobile retailing world

New report reveals mobile apps generate almost 50 percent of mobile transactions for some of the biggest e-commerce players.

Ayden helps Uber expand to Morocco to let users pay with plastic

Adyen first partnered with Uber to launch in the Netherlands in 2012, and has since expanded into more than 50 markets on six continents.

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.

Cachet inks deal for prepaid mobile partnership

Sole Financial's Visa Paycard program will now feature a mobile app that cardholders can use to pay their wireless bill, transfer funds and reload money.

Mobile ticketing comes to Toronto's transit system

Bytemark, a mobile commerce ticketing and integration provider for the mass transit industry, snagged a contract from the third largest transit agency in North America.

AVT integrates mobile payment system with self-service kiosks

Vending kiosk manufacturer AVT Inc. has launched a new mobile payment system developed by PayRange.

Zapper partners with Revel to expand mobile payment tech

Restaurants using Revel's iPad point-of-sale system now can activate Zapper as an additional payment option for their customers.

Sionic Mobile updates loyalty app

The latest version of the app has new features and functionality, including an interactive user interface, a two-tap checkout process and instant, real-time rewards for every purchase completed using the app.

RideScout buys GlobeSherpa to enhance mobile ticketing across US

With the integration of GlobeSherpa's transit mobile ticketing technology, RideScout claims it is making significant advancements to its access, booking, and payment options.

Yandex Money app coming to Nokia Lumia smartphones in Russia

Yandex said in the announcement that Microsoft will make the app available on Nokia Lumia smartphones this summer after a Windows Phone update.

PayRange raises $12 million in funding to expand digital payments

PayRange uses a small device that plugs into the back of a vending machine and a customer-side mobile app to enable any vending machine to accept all forms of payment in less than 30 seconds.

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