Will Hernandez / Will Hernandez has 14 years of experience ranging from newspapers to wire services and trade publications. Before becoming Editor of MobilePaymentsToday.com, he spent two years as the content manager for PaymentsJournal.com, a leading payments industry news aggregator and information hub published by Mercator Advisory Group. Will spent four years covering the payments industry as an associate editor for multiple publications in SourceMedia's Payments Group based in Chicago.
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It's the same old story for mobile payments adoption

A recent field test from the Boston Fed's Payments Strategies group shows the shortcomings of today's market.

Retailers continue to fine tune mobile experiences

If 2015 was a defining moment for mobile use in retail, then 2016 showed the industry what is possible as merchants continued to fine-tune their app experiences for consumers. And they will continue along that path well into 2017 and beyond.

What's in a name for Masterpass, Venmo and Zelle?

Venmo has staked its claim as a verb, which says something about its ubiquity. Masterpass and Zelle? Not so much.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

The card network said its new partnership with the software company will focus on restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

Visa puts a spotlight on the IoT through competition

The Everywhere Initiative, which Visa first launched in 2015, lands in Europe for the first time at Mobile World Congress.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part III

In the final part of this series, we take a look at what makes a great mobile app. The answer might be simple, but the execution is often difficult.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part II

In the second part of this series, Mobile Payments Today gives readers a closer look about how services such as Postmates work for the person delivering goods.

Inside the mobile-only, on-demand market (and gig economy), Part I

Mobile apps such as Postmates and Uber have become the blueprint for great customer experiences. But what is it like to be on the other side of such services, particularly Postmates?

Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments

Facebook's mobile-first mentality has become a rallying cry of sorts for other companies, whether they're in the payments industry, or a retailer such as Starbucks.

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

It's time for a look back at January's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

What restaurateurs can learn from Starbucks' mobile ordering challenges

Starbucks said it faced operational challenges at some of its stores where mobile ordering is popular. How Starbucks responds to this challenge is something the industry will closely monitor as mobile ordering becomes a standard feature for many fast casual chains as well as a revenue generator.

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Sweetgreen, mobile payments and a cashless society

The popular specialty salad quick-service restaurant chain tested a no-cash policy in 2016 and is now fully cashless where such a thing is allowed by law. Is such a move the best thing for consumers.

Are in-car payments innovative?

Their success will likely hinge on the same issues as mobile payments — consumer adoption and acceptance.

CES 2017: The IoT and payments merge

Mobile Payments Today was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the 50th edition of the gathering in Las Vegas.

Will rewards finally push mobile payments past the tipping point?

One of the more interesting discussions during the Digital Money Forum Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show revolved around consumer take-up of mobile payments technologies.

Samsung: King of the IoT?

The company said that the IoT will guide its overall strategy going forward. Samsung Pay will play a small role in that transition.

Mobile Payments Today: December's top reads

It's time for a look back at December's most-read articles on Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

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