More retailers to accept MasterPass

Blue Nile, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot and Rue La La among the latest merchants who plan to offer MasterCard's digital wallet service at checkout.

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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.

Webrooming: A new reality for retailers

Jordan McKee, a senior analyst on the 451 Research Mobility team, discusses how same-day in-store pickup options are working well for retailers who are offering it. Mobile can eventually play a large role in this recent trend, he wrote.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

Retailers seek to link the mobile and in-store experience for consumers

Consumer technology preferences are forcing merchants to rethink how they meet expectations.

Retail customer engagement comes into focus at NRF Big Show

Panelists discuss the need for merchants to build great experiences in physical enviroments and use mobile to enhance interaction.

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

The mobile wallet joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile recently made changes to restructure the organization.

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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.

Report: Mobile accounts for 25 percent of online transactions in Q4 2014

The holiday shopping season accounted for the majority of such transactions.

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.

More Apple Pay touchpoints arrive

TCF Bank, Western Union and USA Technologies all announce integration within their respective businesses.

Convenience store chain Wawa intros mobile payment app

Users can link a closed-loop gift card to the app to pay for purchases at 680 locations.

Report: Mobile commerce fraud increased in 2014

Revenue that mobile commerce merchants lost to fraud spiked 70 percent in 2014 to 1.36 percent compared with 0.80 percent in 2013.

WePay adds Google Wallet Instant Buy support for online purchases

InvoiceASAP, which provides invoice services for small businesses, is the first WePay customer to implement the Instant Buy feature.

Loyalty (and caffeine) continues to drive Starbucks' mobile success

The company soon will roll out its mobile order-ahead service to 600 locations throughout the West Coast.

Vend adds iZettle's EMV card reader to Register iPad app

The companies are announced a limited promotion for customers who sign up in January and February to receive a free chip and PIN card reader and free transactions for their entire first month.

TSYS, Ingenico partner to offer merchants new POS product

Smart terminals will accept magnetic stripe, EMV and NFC payments.

Integrity now offers CardFlight mPOS to its merchant customers

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

Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing firm ZipDial

The user experience combines SMS, voice, mobile Web, and access to mobile apps to bridge users from offline to online.

California supermarket chain adds Apple Pay acceptance

The mobile wallet will be accepted at 217 locations in northern California and northern Nevada.

Verifone announces multiple mPOS initiatives for retailers

Company also puts emphasis on contactless and EMV acceptance.

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