2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

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Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

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2014 in review, part I: Apple Pay, MCX, the UK, and beacons

Mobile payments took a large leap forward in the last 12 months, but there's still a lot this industry can strive to accomplish.

The chicken or the egg? Loyalty will drive mobile payments

Tiago Soromenho, founder of Mozido's StickyStreet mobile loyalty solution, gives his view on why this is still a longstanding issue.

Starbucks: Getting rid of plastic in ways no other brand can

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, gives us another glimpse into why the coffee giant does loyalty right.

Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., lays out the issues merchants face as consumers shop more on their smart devices.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Rise of the restaurants

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

Wearables: The future of mobility

Mehul Nayak, from Softweb Solutions, writes about what the future may hold for the Apple Watch, Google Glass and similar devices.

Webinar explores 5 mistakes retailers make with mobile

Presentation examines the checkout process, speed, security concerns and more.

Restaurants just getting started with mobile, Tillster CEO says

The technology should have maximum utility for consumers, such as ordering and loyalty; payment alone isn't enough.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

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Global mobile NFC payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

This equates to 254 million mobile users making five payments per month at an average of slightly less than $9 per transaction.

Regional transit app on the way for Chicago commuters

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply area local transit operators Chicago Transit Authority, suburban bus operator Pace, and Metra, the commuter rail system, with an integrated mobile application and system.

UK consumers want more mobile purchasing options, survey says

Some 47 percent of mobile users in the U.K. would like to use their mobile phone more to pay for physical or quasi-physical goods and services.

Mobile wallet adoption in APAC and Africa expected to boost NFC

The Global NFC Transaction Market is expected to post a staggering CAGR of 47.47 percent from 2015-2019.

Square reaches $100 million single-day sales milestone

Square also announced over 40 percent of its payment volume comes from sellers who process over $125,000 a year.

NFC, in-app purchases expected to drive mobile commerce transactions

Apple Pay is expected to drive NFC purchases together with a host of anticipated deployments by banks using solutions based on HCE technology.

US smartphone owners want to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Survey found some 30 percent of respondents want to use the mobile wallets but are unsure where they're accepted.

Real time payments coming soon ... or not?

A new report from Mercator Advisory Group considers opportunities in real-time payments for US service vendors and financial institutions.

6-year-olds with smartphones? That's what Ericsson predicts

Yes, you read that right. What's more, the mobile network provider predicts that units will exceed 6.1 billion by 2020.

Canadians resist mobile payments

Only 21 percent of Canadian shoppers reported making a mobile payment online and in-store in the past six months, according to GfK survey.

North American consumers embrace mobile payments and virtual currency

Accenture survey finds that 40 percent of consumers in Canada and the U.S. have used their smartphone to make a payment at a merchant location.

Three-quarters of consumers plan to use their mobile for holiday shopping this year

According to a new survey, 82 percent plan to spend the same amount or more on holiday spending as compared to last year, while just 18 percent plan on scaling back and spending less.

NFC users to top half a billion by 2019

NFC-based Apple Pay and host card emulation technology will drive awareness and acceptance, a Juniper Research report says.

It's November — peak season for card fraud

Criminals Christmas-shop, too. Data analysts at Feedzai say last November was big for fraud, but this November will be bigger yet.

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

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

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