Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

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NcompassTrac, a California-based loyalty program provider, is helping auto dealerships maintain relationships with their customers after they drive a car off the lot.

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Working together to deliver faster payments

Matt Wilcox from Fiserv discusses the need for the industry to come together to improve the US payment system.

Restaurants continue mobile shift

Fast casual and QSR establishments are upgrading the customer experience with more digital touch points.

How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

Len Dudis describes SeaWorld's folio approach to guest payments via its mobile app.

Facebook Messenger as a business and payments platform

Alex Hum takes a deeper dive into some of the new aspects of the latest P2P offering.

Facebook adds payments to Messenger

New feature is similar to offerings from Snapchat and Venmo.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

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

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

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Study looks at Apple Pay prospects six months on

A research note from Mercator contends that future prospects for Apple's payment tool are brighter than current use data might suggest.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

Neiman Marcus unveils new Snap. Find. Shop. app

New app will allow customers to interface with all of the retailer's inventory using images the user takes of in-store items.

MasterCard's mobile ordering app powers new Harlem restaurant

The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.

PreCash bill-payment app now part of ProPack productivity bundle

Evolve Money lets consumers pay their bills at more than 12,000 service providers through just one account.

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

InstaMed brings Apple Pay acceptance to health care providers

InstaMed will also enable all providers, payers and vendors launching consumer-facing mobile apps to offer Apple Pay as an online payment method.

Boku launches direct carrier billing with major Taiwanese MNOs

The partnerships offer cross-platform carrier billing capabilities to more than 32 million mobile subscribers in Taiwan.

ChowNow gives restaurants ability to add Google Wallet app checkout

All ChowNow restaurant clients' ordering apps have been updated to include Google Wallet at no additional cost and all new restaurant clients will receive it as a standard feature.

Mobile-ordering provider secures additional $22 million in funding

Tapingo, which is popular on U.S. college campuses, said it will use the funding to accelerate its expansion beyond the college market.

Pyrim intends to educate merchants about mobile commerce

The company introduced what what it calls the Mobile Commerce Education Resource Kit, a guide designed to teach merchants about the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Centili reduces size of Android in-app payments library SDK

Centili said in the announcement the SDK size is important because lower-end smartphones don't offer massive storage space.

Report: Business pros lean on mobile payments

Of 300 professionals surveyed, 52 percent said they use their mobile phones for payments, with business professionals in Asia-Pacific performing mobile payment transactions most frequently.

Flint intros mobile app payment integration

App2App Connect enables developers to embed a "Take Payment" button in their app with minimal coding.

PayPal gets a Lyft

The ride-sharing service added PayPal's One Touch service to its iOS app.

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This section follows companies helping content creators monetize their digital content seamlessly with payment tools designed for mobile devices.