PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

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Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

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As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

A panel discussion at the recent All Payments Expo in Las Vegas examined current trends, and analysts believe CurrentC can find a place at the table, if it ever launches.

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

The country's government is supporting different initiatives to increase card payments and financial inclusion.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Both mobile payment schemes are set to debut at about the same time.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on digital wallets

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today in January, and what we can learn from them.

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Apple released record-breaking first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, but the mobile payments industry still doesn't have concrete transaction numbers for the company's wallet.

Paydiant doing just fine after last year's MCX controversy

Mobile Payments Today caught up with the mobile wallet provider at the National Retail Federation's Big Show trade conference.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

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Tweet a payment with Barclays' Pingit mobile app

Consumers will also be able to us the service starting next month to pay small businesses.

Carta Worldwide launches cloud-based payments and tokenization

Company claims its the first such service for banks and mobile wallet service providers.

Modest intros new platform aimed at streamlining m-commerce

Modest, a company founded by four engineers from President Obama's re-election campaign, today introduced a mobile commerce platform for retailers designed to allow them to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

Another mPOS option comes to Asia-Pacific region

Mint Payments Limited and Miura Systems announced a strategic distribution partnership that will deliver products to Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Hip Digital links with InComm for digital gift cards

Hip will use InComm's Digital Solution's platform to access a large selection of gift cards from top national brands.

Pay-at-the-table tablets coming to Red Robin locations this year

The Ziosk is a 7-inch tablet that gives guests the ability to pay when they're ready, order refills, play interactive games, enroll in the Red Robin Royalty loyalty program and redeem rewards.

Mobeewave secures funding from Russian firm for mPOS expansion

Montreal-based company claims it is the world's first and only provider of dongle-free NFC mobile payment terminal products enabling payment acceptance on smart devices.

Starbucks' iOS app gets Apple Pay support

Users now can reload their prepaid card with the touch of a finger.

Mobile POS provider iZettle links with accounting software firm

Partnership enables Xero's small business customers to automatically integrate their accounts with their iZettle activity in real-time.

CardFlight updates mPOS app

SwipeSimple also includes encrypted mobile card readers, payment acceptance applications for iOS and Android devices, and a real-time reporting and admin dashboard for merchants.

On Track Innovations launches countertop card reader with EMV, Apply Pay support

According to the company, the new TRIO Countertop is designed to address the fast growing market for EMV-compliant cashless payment readers.

Belly opts for Moki to drive consumer-facing tablets

Cloud-based software provider Moki has announced that Belly, which it says is the country's largest customer loyalty network and marketing solution, has selected Moki's Total Control to manage, secure and analyze 11,500 customer-facing digital signage kiosk tablets that power Belly's loyalty program in more than 10,000 businesses worldwide.

Sionic Mobile announces milestone and preps new app features

Company says some 50,000 locations nationwide accept the company's wallet and rewards program.

Mobile loyalty platform finds the loot from investors

Lootsie, a loyalty and rewards platform for mobile apps, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding as it seeks to improve its product.

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