The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

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Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

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Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

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

It's official: Samsung Pay is real

Samsung will use a two-pronged approach to mobile payments: NFC and technology from recently acquired LoopPay.

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.

Google snags Softcard's technology

As part of this deal with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Google Wallet now will be preinstalled on Android phones running the latest versions of the mobile operating system.

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

LoopPay's technology works with 90 percent of point-of-sale terminals in the U.S.

Mobile payments and customer care: The trust issue

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., wrote a blog post that examines the need for providers to give consumers a reason to adopt mobile commerce.

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

The country's government is supporting different initiatives to increase card payments and financial inclusion.

Future of money: Cashless, cardless, paperless

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how new technology will accelerate the evolution of the payments landscape.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

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Report: GSMA finds mobile money customers continue to grow

Mobile money is now available in 61 percent of developing markets.

Fortumo reveals emerging markets payment index

The tool is intended to be used by Web, game and app developers to benchmark their revenue in markets with high smartphone growth and low credit card penetration.

More mobile money interoperability comes to Africa with Tigo Pesa

The company's customers in Tanzania can use the mobile money service to transact with users of all their country's mobile money networks following an agreement with Vodacom's M-Pesa service.

U.S. Treasury chooses PayPal, Dwolla for online payments

This implementation is part of an ongoing effort to move away from paper-based processes to more efficient and secure electronic transactions for the Federal Government.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

Pyrim intros tool designed to provide clarity to mobile commerce

Product lists over 100 consumer-facing, mobile commerce products and each is fully described and mapped to the mobile commerce ecosystem.

White House info sharing plan wins favor with ABA

The group encouraged Congress to craft legislation that protects merchants against frivolous lawsuits when voluntarily sharing information. .

Study: Use of mobile by young customers will drive change in retail banking

A new study predicts that with the next five years mobile will become the No. 1 channel for millennials and younger consumers.

In cash we trust: UK consumers see hard currency as most secure payment method

They're using more payment methods than ever, but by a wide margin, Brits still place the greatest confidence in cash.

Brits keen on contactless, UK Cards Association says

Spending on contactless cards trebled in both volume and value over the last year, according to figures from the group.

Contactless payments, US EMV migration power sharp increase in smart card growth

The US accounted for 185 million smart cards shipped in 2014, compared with just 30 million in 2013, the Smart Payment Association says.

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

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

'Bit-what?' Most Americans clueless about cryptocurrency, study finds

A 'first of its kind' survey indicates that bitcoin proponents have their work cut out if they aim to educate Americans about bitcoin and its usefulness.

For better or worse, researchers forecast 'a year to remember' in payments and banking

A free outlook series from Mercator Advisory Group looks at converging trends in US EMV deployment, omnichannel delivery, and mobile payments.

Federal Reserve releases faster payment report

'Strategies for Improving the US Payment System,' lays out the Fed's plan for engaging with industry stakeholders to improve the speed, safety and efficiency of payments.

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