Apptive intros features to help online merchants tap burgeoning m-commerce trends

Mobile-commerce merchants can leverage features for the holiday shopping season.

FEATURES


Two merchants axe NFC support as MCX looms

CVS and Rite Aid turned off NFC support this past week, raising the ire of Apple supporters who vowed to take their business to Walgreens.

Virtual currencies are very much a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

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.

Five trends in mobile payments worldwide in 2014

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines the key areas in the market as the year enters the final quarter.

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.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Company will expand outside of the U.K. and offer its mobile proximity services in Canada and the U.S., as Apple Pay, BLE beacons, EMV migration and HCE shake up both markets.

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

Apple's mobile wallet gives merchant-branded prepaid cards a chance to compete with the card networks in the same space.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

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NEWS


Singapore's goSwiff intros new mobile products

The platform is designed to maximize revenue and customer loyalty via the increasing number of channels through which customers make purchases today.

Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

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

Swirl intros ad exchange for mobile marketing

Company's product enables leading retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop in participating retail locations nationwide.

Security companies form pact for mobile authentication

The Feedzai and Encap Security announce partnership is designed to support banks and merchants in making modern banking and commerce safe.

Elavon expands services into Ireland

The company's online payments gateway is now available in the country for small and-medium-size businesses.

CardFlight inks pact with Anovia for customized mobile products

As part of the partnership, Anovia will leverage CardFlight's SwipeSimple product as their preferred mobile POS solution.

First Data launches Perka retail beacon platform

Merchants placing the beacon near the store entrance or point of sale can sync the beacon with their Perka mobile loyalty program.

Square intros Square App Marketplace

The business applications are meant to sync with any Square account.

Canadian social shopping network raises $2 million in funding

Retailcommon, which developed a way for retailers to connect with their customers' mobile devices while they are actively shopping, also announced it will launch its services in the U.S. next month.

Optimal Payments hits the UK and Ireland with mPOS products

Company has partnered with Handpoint for chip-and-PIN devices.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

More merchants to support Apple Pay thanks to Braintree SDK

Airbnb, Eventbrite, StubHub, JackThreads and the Levi's Stadium app from VenueNext will support Apple Pay in the coming weeks and months.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

European mPOS provider raises $10 million in funding

Orderbird to increase its product portfolio and advance its international expansion.

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