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.

FEATURES


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.

Will Apple Touch ID-enabled mobile payments reduce interchange rates?

At least one merchant services provider believes the card networks should consider it to stay relevant as more payment providers, and alternatives such as Bitcoin, enter the market.

#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.

Fuel operator partners with PayPal for mobile payments

MAPCO Express customers can use the new mobile app at 276 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

#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.

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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.

Home Depot confirms data breach

Retailer is still in the process of determining the scope of the intrusion, which first began in April.

Twitter adding a 'Buy' button

The initial partnership consists of deals with Burberry, DonorsChoose and GLAAD, and also with a variety of big names in entertainment, including Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato, Eminem, Pharrell, Paramore, Ryan Adams, Soundgarden and others.

Heartland intros Amex program for small merchants

Processor gives businesses the ability to expand their payment card acceptance options.

Indonesian bank contributes to cashless push with new mPOS offering

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

SessionM expands mobile loyalty capabilities

Company's new offering gives retailers the ability to offer consumers custom rewards.

Study: Prepaid card users highly likely to adopt mobile payments

The greater the number of features -- such as mobile payments -- associated with a card, the greater the likelihood of customer retention.

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.

MIT COOP now accepts Bitcoin

BitPay will process bitcoin transactions at the school's bookstore.

Square intends to make tax prep easier

Mobile POS provider partners with TaxJar, an online service that manages sales tax filing for e-commerce merchants.

European mPOS provider releases new fee model

European mobile point-of-sale provider payleven drops fixed pay-as-you-go transaction fee-model for U.K. customers processing more than £2,500 per month.

Gilbarco teams with VeriFone at the fuel pump

Companies with combine efforts to offer payment products and create the largest at-pump interactive digital media network.

GoCoin to process digital currency transactions for Apriva

Strategic technology partnership allows Apriva resellers to offer merchants Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin acceptance.

Citi Wallet rides MasterPass' rails

Citi is the first global bank to introduce its own branded digital wallet in the U.S.

Swisscard flips switch on mobile authentication

Entersekt's mobile application provides an addition to 3D Secure protection of online purchases.

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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.