Apple Pay: Is it enough?

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Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

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Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez examines some challenges potentially facing the mobile wallet on Apple's new iPhone 6.

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple intros mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. Company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

The mobile George Costanza wallet

ACI Worldwide's Mark Ranta discusses the problem of keeping your mobile apps in order on a smartphone.

Apple is the main event, but don't forget the undercard

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez reviews what has been an exciting week for the future of mobile payments.

#CONNECTsummit14: Using Big Data to give customers what they want

The big message from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit was not about retailers and restaurants deciding if mobile should be part of their digital efforts. Rather, it was about how brands should layer mobile into everything else they are doing.

Apple and NFC: 10 key considerations for retailers

Ed Busby, founder of Hudson Mobile Advisory, lays out a plan for merchants to accept mobile payments.

#CONNECTsummit14: The analyst's view: think mobile first

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, shares her key takeaways from last week's conference.

#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.

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?

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NEWS


SumAll to provide additional analytics to Square users

Square sellers can now view their sales data alongside additional analytics from dozens of other platforms such as social media services and other payment providers.

Indonesian bank contributes to cashless push with new mPOS offering

Bank Mandiri partners with goSwiff and local company to release Mandiri Mobile POS.

Pizza Hut kicking off Visa Checkout partnership with national ad campaign, giveaway

Pizza Hut’s partnership with the new Visa Checkout platform – first announced in July – will officially kickoff with a new national TV ad campaign debuting Sunday.

MCX reveals its mobile payments network, CurrentC

CurrentC has been launched in private pilot mode in select locations across the country. The private pilot will expand through 2014, with regional and national rollouts to follow in 2015.

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.

Heartland acquires mPOS provider Leaf

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

Social gifting company eGifter launches embedded coupon service

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

OpenTable expands mobile payments to NYC

OpenTable plans to expand outside of San Francisco and bring its mobile payments service to New York and 20 additional cities by the end of the year, the company wrote in a blog post.  Consumers already use OpenTable's app to book reservations at a participating restaurant.

'Push for Pizza' app hits the market

A group of 19-year-olds from Brooklyn, N.Y., have developed the new Push for Pizza app, which allows customers to order their pizza with one tap. According to the Huffington Post, the founders call the new app the "Uber for pizza." The app made its debut this summer.

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.

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...

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.

MyCheck's full integration with POSitouch aimed at restaurants

MyCheck has announced a complete integration into POSitouch point-of-sale software for quick-service and full-service restaurants. According to a news release, the MyCheck install onto POSitouch systems is done remotely and involves the implementation of a button straight onto the payment...

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.

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August 18-20, 2014 | Chicago

think mobile first.

CONNECT: Mobile Innovation Summit will explore the many opportunities that retail and restaurant enterprises have for leveraging mobile and digital channels to build their brands, increase sales and improve customer engagement, experience and loyalty. During this event, you will network, share ideas and learn from the brightest minds in the industry.