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.

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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.

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

The new system is similar to Apple Pay, but there are some differences in the way Google will present its mobile wallet to consumers.

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

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

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

In a rush to take advantage of changing consumer shopping preferences, retailers might be inadvertently putting themselves at risk. Fortunately for them, the card networks have a say in the fraud fight.

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

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

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.

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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.

Groupon Apple Watch app lets users buy deals

Consumers can also discover Groupons from nearby local businesses.

Dunkin' Donuts integrates Visa Checkout into mobile app

Users get a new way to reload their prepaid account.

Starbucks expands mobile ordering, national rollout continues through the year

As of early June, the mobile ordering system is available at 3,400 locations.

Vocalink hopes to Zapp Apple Pay

Zapp is intended to provide real-time payments between consumers and merchants — both online and at the point of sale.

Europe's paysafecard voucher now available via mobile app

Cellum and Cardnet will provide the backbone for mobile purchases of the prepaid vouchers.

Wayfair retailers add MasterPass to consumer checkout options

MasterPass securely stores shoppers' preferred payment and shipping information, which is readily accessible when they check out using the Buy with MasterPass button.

Zapper unveils dine-and-dash app

Zapper announced the launch of its mobile payments app and marketing service at local establishments this month in Richmond, Virginia.

Dunkin' Donuts, Fandango among new merchants to accept Visa Checkout

Visa also announced some marketing campaigns with merchants revolving around Visa Checkout.

NCR teams with OpenTable to enable more restaurants to add mobile payments

The NCR Hosted API Platform is a cloud-based gateway that enables third parties to integrate, maintain and deploy their services across NCR's installed base of point-of-sale systems.

Paytronix upgrades mobile-app features for restaurants

The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.

Hackers exploit Starbucks mobile payment app

The issue goes back as far as December, according to a published report.

Mooney succeeds Davidson as MCX interim CEO

Mooney was most recently CEO and a board member of Bank of America Merchant Services.

Tillster brings PayPal mobile payments to QSRs

Tillster said the wide-scale implementation provides its restaurant clients with an option to access PayPal's millions of active digital wallet users and certain PayPal marketing resources.

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