Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

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

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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.

Facebook adds payments to Messenger

New feature is similar to offerings from Snapchat and Venmo.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

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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.

Best Buy accepts Apple Pay, still involved with MCX

Best Buy was one of several large retailers who did not accept Apple Pay at launch in October because it was involved with a competing system called CurrentC.

India-based gift card provider launches retailer mobile app

Qwikcilver said it has partnered with 50-plus brands enabling access to 3,000-plus stores and online portals including India's leading retail chains, entertainment platforms, travel partners and leading currency providers.

Discover comes to Apple Pay

When Apple first announced Apple Pay last fall, Discover was the only card brand that did not have an agreement to be included in the new mobile-payment system.

Study looks at Apple Pay prospects six months on

A research note from Mercator contends that future prospects for Apple's payment tool are brighter than current use data might suggest.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

Neiman Marcus unveils new Snap. Find. Shop. app

New app will allow customers to interface with all of the retailer's inventory using images the user takes of in-store items.

MasterCard's mobile ordering app powers new Harlem restaurant

The app, embedded with MasterPass, enables consumers to pay their bill when they're ready to leave an establishment.

PreCash bill-payment app now part of ProPack productivity bundle

Evolve Money lets consumers pay their bills at more than 12,000 service providers through just one account.

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

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