2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

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Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

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2014 in review, part I: Apple Pay, MCX, the UK, and beacons

Mobile payments took a large leap forward in the last 12 months, but there's still a lot this industry can strive to accomplish.

Uber and lessons for the mobile wallet

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes payment apps need to focus on the experience and create new experiences that are meaningfully better than the ones we have today.

Starbucks: Getting rid of plastic in ways no other brand can

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, gives us another glimpse into why the coffee giant does loyalty right.

Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., lays out the issues merchants face as consumers shop more on their smart devices.

Mobile payments rule the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Rise of the restaurants

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

Webinar explores 5 mistakes retailers make with mobile

Presentation examines the checkout process, speed, security concerns and more.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

Bytemark rides the rail in Toronto

Mobile ticketing provider to develop app for train service that will connect the city's downtown transportation hub with the airport.

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ChowNow adds Apple Pay platform

Company claims to be the first online ordering system to offer the new payment technology.

Chinese mobile game publisher partners with Fortumo

Developers publishing games on 9Game now have the opportunity to collect additional revenue from up to 83 countries through direct carrier billing.

Regional transit app on the way for Chicago commuters

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply area local transit operators Chicago Transit Authority, suburban bus operator Pace, and Metra, the commuter rail system, with an integrated mobile application and system.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Telkom Samsung mobile users

South African MNO customers can purchase applications from Samsung's Galaxy Apps store and charge it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Pay the rent from your mobile device

PayLease announced the launch of several mobile products that will enable residents to pay rent or HOA dues using a smartphone.

Papa John's hits 50% digital sales milestone, adds Google Wallet

Pizza chain will now begin accepting Google Wallet Instant Buy as a payment method for delivery and carry-out orders placed through the Android app.

Avalara, Shopgate partner to boost global mobile payments

Companies want to help merchants remain tax compliant when accepting remote transactions from consumers worldwide.

Starbucks to intro mobile ordering in Portland

Company also will create more personalized offers through its mobile app.

Japanese messaging app plans to take payments service global

Users will be able link a payment card to the Line Pay mobile app and then use the account to purchase items online or in storefronts at participating merchants.

Boost Mobile, Sprint apps feature gift card function

Consumers can buy gift cards from top retailers in gaming, entertainment, casual dining and apparel.

The paper check: One step closer to extinction?

VerifyValid Mobile Checkbook lets businesses and consumers write, approve, sign, receive and deposit checks directly from their Android-based mobile device.

SimplyTapp raises $5.9 million

Company will use the new funding to continue the development of its cloud-based secure element solution for NFC mobile payments, access control, and in-app payment products.

Braintee expands One Touch outside US

Merchants in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. now have the ability to add the checkout option to their mobile apps for Android and iOS.

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