Mobile payments, IoT and wearables all the talk at Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress may be over, but the dust is still settling from the biggest mobile event of the year.

Starbucks, loyalty experts defend changes to popular rewards program

Many Starbucks fans are angry about the changes and sharing their rage via Twitter, but loyalty platform experts agree that the move was smart for the coffee chain.

What to expect from Square's first earnings report

Thomas Yohannan gives his thoughts on the company as it prepares to release its first earnings report as a public company next week.

Google goes "hands free" with mobile payments

The company is testing what it calls a 'Hands Free' app that enables users to make and confirm purchases without a payment card or mobile wallet.

February mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the spotlight (again)

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.

For issuers, the time for mobile payments is now

As new commerce endpoints continue to emerge, issuers must reconsider how to position their strategy and their brand in a digital world, writes Jordan McKee, senior analyst with the 451 Research Mobility team.

Payments: The last mile of online customer intimacy

When it comes to online commerce, the point at which money changes hands has often been the moment a sale falls apart. What was a carefully crafted brand experience becomes off-putting and complicated.

Chase's mobile payments strategy includes Starbucks pact

Starbucks will accept Chase Pay as a payment option later this year at its 7,500 U.S. locations.

The opportunity for airlines with mobile payments

Can airlines and global businesses position themselves to potentially gain hundreds of millions in additional revenue by adopting a "mobile-first" payments strategy?

NRF BIG Show focused on enhancing customer experiences

This renewed focus on the customer experience comes at a time when the smartphone, wearables and the Internet of Things become more relevant to consumers and retailers.

What might be ahead for virtual currency in 2016

Bitcoin recently celebrated its seventh birthday. It has come from humble beginnings, but this year bitcoin prices and blockchain tech are ready to explode.

Are physical biometrics really the way to go?

While physical biometrics work when someone has physically presented themselves to the authenticating party, these same biometrics quickly lose effectiveness in an online world. So, what's the alternative?

Incentivizing the tipping point of mobile payment adoption

Kelly Passey, the EVP of business and product development at Access Development, believes providers still haven't given consumers a good reason to adopt mobile payments.

The problem with PayPal, 'old money' and digital payments

Will Hernandez, editor of Mobile Payments Today, had one thing on his mind after he watched PayPal's Super Bowl 50 commercial: hipsters.

How the UK can benefit from a cashless society

Guest columnist Paul Underwood explains how going cashless in the U.K. would help banks, merchants and consumers.

US retailers' EMV pain opens path to contactless-only checkout lanes

Mobile Payments Today spoke about this concept with payment technology providers at the recent National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City.

Bank Customer Experience Summit slated for September

The two-day event caters to bankers who want to transform their FI's culture, technology and environment in order to reach and retain a new generation of retail customers.

Visa pushes mobile payments at Super Bowl 50

The card network has outfitted the big game's venue, Levi's Stadium, with over 500 contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals and 200 more across other Super Bowl-related venues in San Francisco and Santa Clara.

European fintech steamrolls into 2016 as mobile payments shine

The industry vibe has changed almost beyond recognition, particularly in the mobile payments arena.

January mobile payments 5 for 5: New year, different questions

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

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