Will Apple Touch ID-enabled mobile payments reduce interchange rates?

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At least one merchant services provider believes the card networks should consider it to stay relevant as more payment providers, and alternatives such as Bitcoin, enter the market.

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Fuel operator partners with PayPal for mobile payments

MAPCO Express customers can use the new mobile app at 276 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

#CONNECTsummit14: mobile experience first, payments second

Brands are more concerned about creating the right overall mobile experience that will keep users coming back again and again.

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Shaunt M. Sarkissian at the company's new headquarters in the Boston area.

Ukrainian company wants patrons to Settle bill with new mobile app

Advice Wallet Inc. is set to test a mobile payments service that will enable users to pay their restaurant check without waiting for the wait staff to arrive.

Consumers want three main things from mobile payments

Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer for BluePay, gives some insight into what she believes works at the point of sale.

Leave my physical wallet at home? No thanks

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez addresses one particular marketing issue that is backfiring on mobile wallet providers.

Mobile is threatening to end POS terminals at restaurants

Noah Glass, Founder and CEO of Olo, believes mobile ordering will one day change this particular industry.

Restaurants seek to enhance in-store experience through customers' smart devices

Executives from White Castle and Dave & Buster's gave their take on the issue at the NRA Show.

CashStar lights the path with digital gifting

CEO Ben Kaplan discusses the role gift cards can play in mobile payments.

In mobile payments, iOS is king

Android might have the market share, but consumers spend more with Apple's system.

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Boston Fed provides update on mobile payments

Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup said industry and regulators are still trying to come to a common understanding about the different mobile technology solutions and how they impact the payments system.

OpenTable expands mobile payments to NYC

OpenTable plans to expand outside of San Francisco and bring its mobile payments service to New York and 20 additional cities by the end of the year, the company wrote in a blog post.  Consumers already use OpenTable's app to book reservations at a participating restaurant.

'Push for Pizza' app hits the market

A group of 19-year-olds from Brooklyn, N.Y., have developed the new Push for Pizza app, which allows customers to order their pizza with one tap. According to the Huffington Post, the founders call the new app the "Uber for pizza." The app made its debut this summer.

MyCheck's full integration with POSitouch aimed at restaurants

MyCheck has announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick-service and full-service restaurants. According to a news release, the MyCheck install onto POSitouch systems is done remotely and involves the implementation of a button straight onto the payment...

Target app uses image recognition to speed mobile purchases

Earlier this week, Target unveiled its new iOS app "In a Snap," which lets users scan images of products in an advertisement and either purchase them or save them for later.

Bango enables direct operator billing for Samsung Galaxy Apps with Etisalat

Bango announced Wednesday that it has enabled one-click direct operator billing for Samsung Galaxy Apps with Etisalat, a telecoms company with operations in 19 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, according to a press release. This marks Bango's...

Payments Council report claims UK leads the world in mobile payments

Following the April launch of Paym, a person-to-person mobile payment service, the U.K. Payments Council Thursday launched a research paper comparing mobile payments markets on an international basis.

Visa introduces Visa Checkout to replace V.me

Visa today announced the launch of Visa Checkout, a payment service that replaces V.me and enables consumers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in just a few clicks, according to a...

Australian credit union launches NFC payments using HCE tech

Australian credit union CUA Monday launched its Redi2PAY app, which enables users to make NFC-enabled mobile payments thanks to Host Card Emulation technology. "Unlike other mobile apps in the market, the CUA technology requires no tag or sticker to be...

Merchants can add MasterPass for in-app payments

MasterCard announced in a blog post last week that it would extend MasterPass' capabilities to extend to in-app payments some time next month.  Retailers will be able to use an API to embed MasterPass as a checkout option within a mobile app, mobile website or desktop app, according to the blog post.

SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile-commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, this week announced its beta launch of its touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app, according to a press release. Slyde, which consumers can download...

Italian SMBs get mPOS option as new legislation affects merchants

Telecom Italia today announced it will make payleven's chip-and-PIN mobile point-of-sale product available to its customers for free thanks to a partnership between the two companies, according to a press release. The agreement comes at a time when new legislation...

InComm's retail gift card partners will soon be able to digitize offerings

Prepaid card provider InComm has signed an agreement with Swedish Seamless that enables the digitization of the company's vast portfolio of closed-loop stored-value cards using the mobile payment solution SEQR, according to a press release. The card, which can be...

Florida International University introduces cashless parking service from PayByPhone

PayByPhone, a flagship product of The PayPoint Group, has been selected by Florida International University (FIU) to provide a cashless parking service at FIU’s campus parking lots.

TouchBistro adds Pay at Table service in PayPal app

TouchBistro today announced that it has integrated the Pay at Table service in the PayPal app with its TouchBistro mobile point-of-sale solution for tableside ordering. Customers at any participating TouchBistro location in North America can now use the PayPal app...

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