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. View Will Hernandez's profile on LinkedIn

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

At the recent CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, executives discussed how providing the best omnichannel experience should be a top priority.

Merchants mull best ways to influence consumers through mobile devices

Merchants mull best ways to influence consumers through mobile devices

As consumers become more attached to their smart devices, the question becomes how do restaurants and retailers reach them there in an impactful way.

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Is a loyalty program really what consumers need to use mobile payments and mobile wallets?

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

No matter which way you turn these days, mobile (or mobility) is at the center of most conversations for banks, retailers, restaurants and any other consumer-facing brand.

My misadventures with Apple Pay

My misadventures with Apple Pay

We'll keep talking about the problems that plague proximity mobile payments until everyone gets it right.

July 5 for 5: Mastercard, Pokémon lead the way

July 5 for 5: Mastercard, Pokémon lead the way

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

How will banks address mobile wallets?

How will banks address mobile wallets?

MasterCard's decision to enable banks to add an in-store payments element to their mobile banking app for NFC-ready Android smartphones has rekindled an industry debate about what works best for financial institutions and proximity mobile payments.

Banks get another ally in mobile payments with the new Masterpass

Banks get another ally in mobile payments with the new Masterpass

MasterCard has announced some new features to its digital wallet service, including the ability for banks to add contactless payments to their Android mobile banking apps.

What mobile wallet providers can learn from Pokémon Go

What mobile wallet providers can learn from Pokémon Go

The free-to-play augmented reality mobile game has taken three nations by storm. Mobile wallet executives can learn a thing or two from the game's success.

June 5 for 5: Execs discuss the problem of cart abandonment

June 5 for 5: Execs discuss the problem of cart abandonment

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

Merchants chase Uber for a better mobile customer experience

Merchants chase Uber for a better mobile customer experience

It's no surprise the ride-sharing service comes up a lot during discussions about personalization and customer interaction. That was a topic of conversation during multiple panels at two trade conferences in May.

Restaurant industry tentatively embraces emerging mobile technology

Restaurant industry tentatively embraces emerging mobile technology

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez went to the National Restaurant Association Show for the first time to get a look at how restaurants are connecting with the connected consumer.

3 quick takeaways from WWDC regarding Apple Pay

3 quick takeaways from WWDC regarding Apple Pay

While Apple didn't revamp Apple Pay like some expected, it officially announced its long-rumored entry into the online checkout world.

Talking With: Visa digital executive about brand awareness, Pay with Amazon, and the IoT

Talking With: Visa digital executive about brand awareness, Pay with Amazon, and the IoT

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Vish Shastry at the Shoptalk conference to discuss Visa Checkout and where the card network plans to take it in the coming year.

May 5 for 5: Mobile wallets still finding their way

May 5 for 5: Mobile wallets still finding their way

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

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on connected experiences, Alexa and the IoT (Part 2)

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on connected experiences, Alexa and the IoT (Part 2)

In part two of our chat with Patrick Gauthier, Mobile Payments Today speaks with him about cart abandonment, Amazon's role in mobile commerce and how the way we pay is changing.

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Patrick Gauthier at the Shoptalk conference to discuss a wide range of topics about e-commerce, the checkout experience and what makes Pay with Amazon different from MasterPass, PayPal and Visa Checkout.

Retailers should seek to own mobile payments

Retailers should seek to own mobile payments

A panel discussion at the ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas focused on the issues merchants face today as it relates to the mobile customer experience.

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

Bango's BilltoMobile acquisition puts spotlight back on direct carrier billing

On the same day that U.K.-based Bango made its acquisition for $3.5 million, Las Vegas-based Axiologix Inc. announced that it had entered into a joint venture with SLA Mobile, a direct carrier biller with headquarters in Malaysia and the U.K. The next day, Austria's Dimoco purchased Italy-based Onebip for an undisclosed amount.

MCX delays nationwide rollout of CurrentC mobile wallet

MCX delays nationwide rollout of CurrentC mobile wallet

Almost four years after its formation, MCX has little to show for its efforts outside a pilot in one Midwest city.

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