Consumers love mobile, so how can marketers keep up?

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Jeff Zwelling, CEO of mobile marketing firm Convertro, discusses how smartphones play a role in how people interact with brands.

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Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

#FutureOfPayments: Too many choices could hamper mobile wallets

A lack of interoperability and exclusivity causes headaches for consumers and banks.

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.

The challenge of, and solution for, secure mobile payments

Greg Tennant from Cybera talks about what the industry is facing today in regards to mobile payments and security.

#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.

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NEWS


Association expects NFC projects to expand

FIME believes the entire contactless payment infrastructure will grow as a result of Apple's inclusion of NFC capabilities as part of the iPhone 6.

A better burger experience through mPOS

Infinite Peripherals and Digital Dining help a Chicago restaurant streamline the ordering process.

Trade association set to discuss NFC ecosystem in London

SIMalliance, the global nonprofit industry association that promotes secure element implementation to drive secure mobile services, will bring together a number of experts from across the NFC ecosystem in October.

MasterCard mandates contactless acceptance in Europe

Card network wants all merchants in Europe accepting its brand to have contactless terminals by 2020.

Home Depot confirms data breach

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

Braintree adds bitcoin acceptance

PayPal-owned company partners with digital wallet provider Coinbase.

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.

Fed completes research into payment system improvement

A representative from the Fed will present a draft of the forthcoming study in a Town Hall meeting this Thursday at the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

Vodafone partners with Visa on UK mobile wallet

System will be for Android users and will use a special SIM card with NFC tech.

ATMIA publishes global position paper on Bitcoin ATMs

The paper maintains that regulators might see Bitcoin in a more positive light if it were to align itself with an established global industry organization such as ATMIA.

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.

Pizza Hut kicking off Visa Checkout partnership with national ad campaign, giveaway

Pizza Hut’s partnership with the new Visa Checkout platform – first announced in July – will officially kickoff with a new national TV ad campaign debuting Sunday.

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.

GoCoin to process digital currency transactions for Apriva

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

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