Portland transit agency teams with Google for Android Pay virtual fare pass

TriMet, which provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon metro area, is working with Google for what the companies are calling an industry first: a virtual transit card available in Android Pay. TriMet's partnership...

Mobile payments success can take different forms in the US

Mobile payments success can take different forms in the US

The payments industry needs a better barometer for how it measures success with mobile payments in the U.S. as the calendar approaches a new year.

Google makes bigger play in India with Tez mobile wallet

Google today officially launched in India an iOS and Android app called Tez, which is a mobile wallet consumers can use by linking their bank accounts to pay for goods and services in brick-and-mortar stores and online as well as...

Google set to bring Android Pay to India

Google is in talks with the National Payments Corporation of India to integrate Android Pay with the country's Unified Payments Interface, which is regulated by India's central bank. In fact, Facebook, WhatsApp and Uber are also in discussion to support...

LevelUp cuts payment processing fee

LevelUp cuts payment processing fee

Mobile payments provider improves transaction model to lower costs for merchants.

HCE should jump-start mobile payments for banks

HCE should jump-start mobile payments for banks

Financial institutions now have a way to bypass the secure element owned by telcos.

Mobile is lead driver for changes in payments technology

Mobile is lead driver for changes in payments technology

Google, VeriFone and ETA execs lay out what companies need to focus on going forward

Westpac in Google Glass and iBeacon trials

Westpac wants to give its customers in Australia and New Zealand access to their bank accounts via Google Glass and other wearable devices, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "We are currently trialling a version of the St. George MoneyMeter app on both smart watches and Google Glass (for the St.

5 potential game-changers for mobile payments in 2014

5 potential game-changers for mobile payments in 2014

The rapidly shifting mobile payments landscape means we should expect some big things this year.

Google prepaid card, tied to Google Wallet funds, goes live

Google's rumored prepaid debit card has surfaced. As Droid Life reported, the Google Wallet Card allows users to access their Google Wallet balance in the real world at ATMs, banks and wherever MasterCard debit is accepted.

Vodafone cuts carrier billing option for Google Play

The European carrier Vodafone has apparently dropped direct carrier billing in the Google Play Store for customers in the U.K., German, Italy and Spain, according to Android Police. Vodafone has disappeared from a list of carrier billing partners on the...

New Android OS lets Google Wallet work around NFC block

Confirming rumors, the new Android operating system that was released on Thursday supports Host Card Emulation, which will let Google work around carrier restrictions on its mobile wallet. Previously, the wallet needed access to the Secure Element, which is controlled...

US company rolls out app to pay with bitcoins via Google Glass

A California firm has developed an app that lets users pay for in-store items with bitcoins via Google Glass. With the GlassPay app, developed by RedBottle Design, Google Glass and Android users will be able to scan the barcodes of items in a physical shopping cart, which will then be added to a virtual cart.

Mobile malware to have doubled in 2013, says McAfee

Mobile malware to have doubled in 2013, says McAfee

With an open platform, Android-based devices show higher vulnerability.

Google takes its payment expertise to Kenya with BebaPay

Google Wallet has faced strong headwinds in the U.S., where consumers have a host of other payment options. But now Google is exporting its mobile payment expertise to a country in need of secure payment options: Kenya. On its Google...

Google unveils 'Save-to-Wallet'

Internet search giant Google has unveiled a new "Save-To-Wallet" API for the Google Wallet at its I/O conference in San Francisco, according to NFCworld.com. The new API will let users save website offers directly into Google Wallet on their phones...

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