Atlanta neighborhood gets its own mobile rewards system

Sionic Mobile is the company behind what's being called Midtown Loyal.

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Restaurants just getting started with mobile, Tillster CEO says

The technology should have maximum utility for consumers, such as ordering and loyalty; payment alone isn't enough.

BitPay preps Florida city as bitcoin haven as bowl game approaches

As the lead sponsor for the St. Petersburg Bowl, the processor wants the area's merchants to be able to accept the cryptocurrency at their stores.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

Restaurants and the mobile revolution

Five payments executives discuss how this sector is changing the way it interacts with consumers through technology.

MCX defends business model, talks email hack

CEO Dekkers Davidson said retail partners makes their own choices about aligning with the consortium and accepting other forms of payment.

Taco Bell's new mobile app includes ordering, payment, gifting

Taco Bell’s technology partners for the app include CARDFREE, Tillster and XPIENT.

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, wrote about his outlook for Apple Pay.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Where's my (your) money?: Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, says having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components of a mobile effort.

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

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Canadians resist mobile payments

Only 21 percent of Canadian shoppers reported making a mobile payment online and in-store in the past six months, according to GfK survey.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Mocapay inks pact with merchant services provider

Th business alliance intends to give businesses working with Merchant Link access to mobile-payment and payment-security offerings.

Square begins pre-orders for EMV products

Company will release a standalone chip card reader for $29 and a Square Stand accessory for $39.

NCR Silver POS adds bitcoin compatibility

Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants.

Sionic Mobile extends merchant network for ION users

JCPenny, Dell, Legal Sea Foods and Regal Cinemas now accept the app for mobile payments and rewards.

Givex's Vexilor POS now accepts bitcoin

Company announces partnership with Bitpay.

North American consumers embrace mobile payments and virtual currency

Accenture survey finds that 40 percent of consumers in Canada and the U.S. have used their smartphone to make a payment at a merchant location.

Bitpay intros NFC-based merchant POS app

Bitcoin Checkout is available today and can sit alongside existing systems.

Burger King goes with PayPal for mobile payments platform

Through a partnership with Tillster Inc., Burger King will soon add a PayPal mobile payments option to its mobile app. The announcement was made Monday at the Money 20/20 show in Las Vegas. According to a blog from PayPal, the Burger King app will include exclusive offers and discounts, a restaurant locator, menu and nutritional information.

Dairy Queen expands mobile loyalty, payments pilot

Dairy Queen has expanded its mobile loyalty market test program to Denver and surrounding areas, including some locations in Nebraska. Dairy Queen’s myDQ program is through Mozido, a mobile financial services, loyalty and retail solutions company. Upon successful completion of...

Forget Apple: Starbucks wants to rule mobile payments

United States consumers made $1.3 billion in mobile payments in 2013 and the coffee retailer accounted for over 90 percent of those purchases.

It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

Organizations not prepared adequately for targeted cyberattacks

A Kaspersky Lab study finds that although businesses know the threat is real, they aren't doing enough to protect themselves against targeted attacks.

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

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