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.

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Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

Marcelo De Lima, vice president of marketing for Sequent Software, believes HCE can better connect the mobile consumer and retail stores.

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

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?

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

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 POS myopia: Moving beyond the micromerchant

Jordan McKee, senior analyst for mobile payments at 451 Research Mobility Team (formerly Yankee Group), writes in a blog post about the opportunity for mPOS providers to offer products and services to larger merchants.

Square rounds into form with an EMV mPOS reader

The company will make a new chip-and-signature-enabled dongle available before the October 2015 U.S. merchant liability deadline.

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.

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Cherian Abraham from Experian Global Consulting examines how Apple might enable payments at the point-of-sale in the next iPhone.

Mobile wallets: will value actually drive adoption?

Consumer adoption of mobile wallets continues to be held back by legacy point-of-sale systems and competing payment standards even though they provide an excellent payment experience for consumers.

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Istanbul, Mexico to experience VeriFone's mobile taxi services

Company stands to provide more than 20,000 additional taxis with secure, in-taxi and mobile payments, mobile hailing and booking, and interactive digital signage content.

Square bolsters Register service with Analytics

Square Analytics integrates the full suite of Square Register products as the company continues to add utility to its products.

Square gets defensive

The mPOS provider addressed in a blog post what it called myths about its pricing, service and a number of other issues.

European mPOS provider SumUp closes funding round

Russian fintech venture capital firm Life.SREDA, along with Groupon and BBVA Ventures, invested an undisclosed amount of funds into the London-based company.

Heartland acquires mPOS provider Leaf

Heartland invested $20 million in Leaf in 2013. Leaf will operate as a separate business unit of Heartland.

Singapore mPOS company reveals new global strategy

SCCP Group becomes goSwiff as company also focuses on marketing services for its clients.

Mobile software company finds the Silver lining

Aiming to provide small business merchants with a complete mobile retail offering, iMobile3 announced in a press release it has integrated its storefront application platform PassMarket with the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale platform to enable merchants to deliver a complete...

First Data SpendTrend analysis: Credit cards tops in payments for July

The dominance of charge purchases reflects consumers' preference for credit when it comes to big ticket purchases like air travel and hotels.

Lithuanian festival parties with iBeacons and QR codes

The annual Vilnius City Fiesta in Lithuania this year will feature 250 merchants offering discounts to consumers who use their smartphones to pay for purchases via QR codes, according to multiple reports. EVP International, which is behind the payments scheme...

Research: 'Preparing for 2015: The Year of the Liability Shift'

A new Mercator research note explores factors influencing the willingness, motivation and speed of payments players in implementing EMV technology.

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...

Square acquires food-delivery service Caviar

Square announced Monday it acquired food-delivery service Caviar, which operates in seven cities in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a press release announcing the deal. Caviar works with resturants that do not already offer food-delivery...

Powa Technologies partners with mobile software provider

Powa Technologies today announced the integration of the company's PowaPOS T-Series, the first all-in-one, tablet-based POS platform with e-Nabler's award-winning eMobilePOS software, according to a press release. E-Nabler, a leading North American point of sale independent software vendor, will promote...

Business app provider selects ROAM for mPOS services

ROAM, part of Ingenico Mobile Solutions and a mobile commerce platform provider, announced today that its mCommerce platform was chosen by Leapfactor, a software company and provider of business apps, to integrate mobile payment acceptance into its vertical-specific business applications,...

Department of Homeland Security warns retailers of new POS malware

Backoff uses a variety of methods to compromise the POS, including keylogging and injecting malicious code into explorer.exe. That second one is particularly nasty because it means the exploit will still be there if the machine is turned off or rebooted.

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This research center covers one of the most competitive markets in mobile payments: enabling merchants to use smartphones as point of sale (POS) terminals to process electronic transactions.