Loyalty (and caffeine) continues to drive Starbucks' mobile success

The company soon will roll out its mobile order-ahead service to 600 locations throughout the West Coast.

FEATURES


Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

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

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile helped restaurants connect with consumers in 2014

Panda Express, Panera and Starbucks are a small sample of how brands exploited mobile.

The Kessler Effect and today's crowded payments ecosystem

Dan Kramer, the senior vice president of marketing and merchant services for SHAZAM, wrote about how new entrants in the marketplace can be successful.

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

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

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.

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NEWS


Xoom adds Touch ID to mobile funds transfer app

Company also reports seeing high volume coming from mobile devices.

MasterCard, Masabi partner on mobile ticketing

The companies will combine their technology efforts to help transit systems worldwide offer commuters the option to pay for transit fares with a smartphone.

PayPal debuts BlackBerry app

Consumers in three countries can use the app with the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10, and the new BlackBerry Classic smartphone.

Fortumo debuts in Kenya

Direct carrier biller enables online payments and in-app purchases for more than 18 million Safaricom customers.

LoopPay expands OEM partnerships

Trident Case and XPAL plan to embed company's MST technology into device cases and covers to conduct mobile payments.

UK bus operator to accept Pingit mobile payments

First West Yorkshire is one of the first transportation companies to enable fares purchased with Barclays' app.

Vodafone Spain partners with Centili for mobile checkout

MNO adds direct carrier biller's trusted payments flow intended for a better mobile checkout process.

Ukrainian company plans to launch order ahead app in the US

Settle is a service similar to Panera's order-ahead app.

NYC issues RFI for mobile parking ticket payments

Document mentions Apple Pay, bitcoin and PayPal as payment options.

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.

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