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...

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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.

Restaurant industry views mobile payments as critical strategy going forward

Executives gathered at the National Restaurant Association Show last month to discuss growing trend.

An inside look at what drives LevelUp

Mobile-payment and loyalty provider opens its door to a new office.

Square drops Wallet and introduces new Order app

Consumer apathy toward old mobile app forces company to make changes.

Mobile payments should be fun

Ask yourself, what are the most popular mobile apps out there? Now let's have a little experiment. Ask your friends if you can have a look at the apps installed on their mobile devices.

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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...

U.K. city's new tram service gets mobile ticketing

Corethree, a U.K. provider of transport m-ticketing services, have recently deployed a tram m-ticketing solution for Transport for Edinburgh.

McDonald’s testing mobile ordering and payments app

Twenty-two McDonald’s restaurants in the Columbus, Ga., market are testing a mobile ordering and payment app called “McD Order.” According to Business Insider, the app links to a credit or debit card, which is charged whenever a customer scans a...

HouseTab combines mobile payments with a social network

HouseTab, a new mobile application that combines mobile payments with its own social network, has officially launched in New York City and Montauk in Long Island. Some 20 bars and restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Montauk initially are participating in...

Planet Sub launches mobile payments app using LevelUp's tech

Planet Sub this week released a new mobile payment and loyalty app powered by LevelUp's white-label program, according to a press release. "Mobile payment technology has always fascinated us, but until there was significant customer benefit, we weren’t interested in...

Mobile gaming revenues to reach $28.9 billion by 2016

Total revenues from mobile games will reach $28.9 billion by 2016, up some 38 percent from Juniper Research’s $20.9 billion estimate for 2014. Juniper’s new report about mobile gaming revealed that in an effort to maximize their apps’ potential, developers...

Philadelphia taxis get VeriFone's Way2ride app as a payment option

VeriFone Systems Inc. today announced taxi passengers in Philadelphia can now use Way2ride, VeriFone's sound-based mobile app for proximity payments, to pay for taxi rides with a tap of their smartphones, according to a press release. Passengers can use Way2ride...

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