Citi Wallet rides MasterPass' rails

Citi is the first global bank to introduce its own branded digital wallet in the U.S.

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#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.

Turning mobile wallet economics on its head

Ed Busby, who is the former chief commerce officer at Isis, believes consumer packaged goods companies represent the best chance for mobile payments.

PayToo has a different vision for a mobile wallet

CEO Michel Poignant recently sat down to do an interview with Mobile Payments Today sister publication Kiosk Marketplace.

MasterCard, Visa face adoption challenges with respective digital wallet services

MasterPass and Visa Checkout are out in the wild, but will consumers and merchants take kindly to them?

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

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.

Mobile wallets: Moving from early adopters to followers

Kristen Gramigna, CMO for BluePay, examines the consumer mobile wallet adoption problem.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

App overload: mobile payments adding convenience or confusion?

Ron Herman, Founder & CEO of Sionic Mobile, urges mobile-payment app providers to focus on the customer experience first.

Isis needs a phoenix-like reincarnation for its mobile wallet

Shaunt M. Sarkissian, Founder & CEO of mobile payments technology company Cortex MCP, believes Isis can change the conversation for the better about mobile payments despite unfortunate circumstances.

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Sequent Software awarded patent for mobile payments tech

One-tap functionality enables mobile wallets to transmit multiple cards at the same time to a merchant’s point-of-sale system.

Google Wallet DOA in Oz

Google executive said she has more exciting things on her plate than mobile payments.

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.

Zumigo mobile tech joins Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator

Zumigo Corp., a provider of mobile device location and identity verification solutions, is an inaugural member of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, launched today by Wells Fargo & Co., Zumigo announced today. Wells Fargo is exploring Zumigo's mobile location intelligence...

Social gifting company eGifter launches embedded coupon service

Consumers will receive the latest deals from participating retailers through the eGifter mobile app.

Newegg adds Visa Checkout

Online computer hardware and software retailer Newegg today announced the addition of Visa Checkout, which consumers can use when shopping the website from a desktop computer and mobile devices. Newegg is running a promotion until August 25 giving customers 10...

Blackhawk Network adds its gift cards to the Amazon Wallet

Blackhawk Network Inc., a prepaid and payments network, this week announced consumers using gift cards from its merchant partners can now store the cards, redeem them and check balances in the new Amazon Wallet app. "We are happy to be...

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

First Data to acquire gift card platform Gyft

First Data has announced the acquisition of Gyft Inc., a digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send, manage and redeem gift cards using mobile devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Study looks at opportunities for payments industry to migrate to digital payments

New research from Mercator presents case studies that illustrates best practices for transitioning into digital distribution. The competitive landscape for payments is rapidly changing with the emergence of new technologies and consumer preferences for virtual, digital, and mobile products. Companies...

Latest Apple rumor has company in talks with Visa, others

Expect Apple mobile wallet rumors to come fast and furious over the next six weeks as the iPhone 6 (and iWatch) approach on the horizon. The lastest rumor is from The Information, which reports Apple is discussuing a mobile payments...

Starbucks continues mobile payments growth

Mobile payments accounted for 15 percent of Starbucks' total U.S. revenue, the coffee giant said Thursday during its third quarter earnings call. CEO Howard Schultz told investors during the call that there are 12 million mobile app users in the U.S.

LoopPay secures investment from Visa

LoopPay, a mobile wallet platform provider, today announced it has received an investment from Visa, according to a press release. The investment is part of a larger strategic funding round for LoopPay, announced earlier this month, which includes Synchrony Financial...

Amazon sneakily introduces barebones mobile wallet app

Amazon Wallet appeared on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play store late last week, but a number of Android fan blogs are just noticing it exists. Amazon's new app, which is a beta version, does not support mobile payments, but...

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.

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Follow companies looking to replace leather wallets with the digital variety, where consumers can hold not only electronic payments, but ID, tickets and more.