Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

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Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.

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Social media as ID verification

Veridu, a London-based ID verification company, believes a consumer's social media profiles can serve as an effective way to calculate risk.

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

Josh Glantz, senior vice president of Mobiquity Networks, gave his take on what's needed for mobile wallets to grow consumer adoption.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

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

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.

Mobile POS providers focused on flexibility and simplicity

Mobile Payments Today spoke to several companies at last month's National Retail Federation Big Show about what they need to do to differentiate themselves from the competition.

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CardFlight takes off with EMV mPOS

The EMV-ready card readers pair with CardFlight's SwipeSimple mobile POS product.

ShopKeep launches payment processing product

Retail shops, restaurants and other businesses can use ShopKeep Payments to have one centralized system for their merchant services.

US retailers struggling to meet consumer expectations around mobile, in-store experience

Only 42 percent of shoppers found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and when asked which aspect of the shopping experience is most in need of an upgrade, 39 percent ranked the physical store first.

Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration

Banks hesitate to put chip cards in customers' hands if retailers haven't upgraded their terminals to process them.

Square eyes businesses with new Cash features

Merchants now can use the app to get paid for goods and services.

Amex pushes forward major retail rewards initiative

AT&T, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu will be initial partners.

Flint intros mobile app payment integration

App2App Connect enables developers to embed a "Take Payment" button in their app with minimal coding.

Seamless adds rewards program to mobile wallet

The cashback program is automatic for all SEQR mobile wallet users and is valid on all purchases and effective on top of other loyalty programs or discounts.

Software provider gives small businesses mobile bill pay option

LiveSite Online Payments from vCita gives businesses a website-integrated, online payments product that lets clients pay using any credit card, even from their mobile phone.

Step into a mall, get mobile deals

StepsAway, a company who developed an in-mall mobile retail product offering shoppers smartphone access to hyperlocal in-store deals, brings its browser-based app to 10 malls.

Gemalto, Tapit team to being mobile payments to outdoor media

Companies will give U.K. consumers the ability to to buy digital content by tapping their smartphone on an advertisement that features either an NFC tag, QR code or beacon technology.

Firms seek to secure bitcoin wallets, e-commerce apps on Android

Intercede and Rivetz partner to enable software developers to integrate a security product into their apps.

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.

GuestLogix lands agreement for onboard iPhone retail platform with large air carrier

Global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry today announced it will be supporting one of its largest customers' initiative to implement Apple iPhone devices for multipurpose use by flight attendants onboard.

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