Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

Chase Visa deal and SDWOANAF: where potential and confusion meet

Writing clearly requires more effort than just writing; this becomes more evident the more complicated the subject. The Wall Street Journal provided a good example of that recently with its article "What's in Your Digital Wallet? Lucrative Data" The story...

Add NFC to carrier billing for txtNation's new mobile payment recipe

Add NFC to carrier billing for txtNation's new mobile payment recipe

TxtNation partners with RapidNFC to bring U.K. consumers a hybrid carrier billing and NFC payment solution. 

Vodafone to offer M-Pesa mobile money services in India

Vodafone to offer M-Pesa mobile money services in India

Carrier will bring financial service option to country's 700 million unbanked consumers.

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Carrier biller partners with online gaming platform Bigpoint.

Bango signs its 100th carrier

Bango signs its 100th carrier

With this milestone the carrier biller now connects 1 billion wireless subscribers to mobile payments.

New Samsung Galaxy S4 phone includes NFC, innovative barcode technology

New Samsung Galaxy S4 phone includes NFC, innovative barcode technology

New Samsung smartphone adds a number of features that may spur mobile payment adoption.

Smells like innovation

Smells like innovation

Big news with Chase entering in to a 10 year expanded partnership with Visa to create a ‘differentiated experience’ for its merchants and consumers. I would warn anyone thinking “offers and deals” when they hear “differentiated experience," because I believe...

Commentary: mobile payments are key to future of shopping

Commentary: mobile payments are key to future of shopping

Connected mobile devices are changing consumer behavior and altering the way we shop.

MCX takes payments back to the future

When MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange) announced that they were going to launch their own mobile payments platform in 2012, that news reverberated in the American payments market like a shot. Prior mobile payment efforts were impressive thanks to heavyweights like...

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

The '3X factor' of carrier billing in app store purchases

2012 was a record year in the growth of app store purchases over mobile operator billing. Google Play sales processed via carrier billing by Amdocs for leading NA operators tripled in revenues last year.

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

Commentary: Mobile payments in 2013, the future is cashless

The world has already turned mobile, but the question of how soon and in what way will money go mobile still remains. Optimistic predictions were made for 2012, which was supposed to be the boom year for mobile payments of...

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

Google Wallet takes off the training wheels

At midnight yesterday, Google sent me an email on how the new GoogleWallet update will now allow me to store my "Citi MasterCard" online. As other Google Wallet aficionados may recall (Bueller..? Bueller..?), Citi was the lone standout in Google Wallet's journey to the cloud and its race to conformity.

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Are mobile payments really about payments?

Especially in banked markets, where payment card penetration is often above the hundred percent, we have all learned to recognize that mobile payments needs to be more then "mobilizing" payments by changing the form factor from plastic card to a...

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

SALT Technology gets more than a dash of funding

Mobile payment startup raises $2 million from group of private investors.

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

BilltoMobile adds US Cellular as a carrier partner

Carrier biller now connected to 90 percent of U.S. wireless subscribers.

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

The big mobile payment stories of 2012

Major developments in 2012 highlight how far the mobile payment market has come. 

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Google Wallet, Discover partnership, plastic card confirmed

Customer email and screenshots of the new Google Wallet app leaked.

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

Commentary: Mediation's role in the mobile payments future

It may not be sexy, but mediation is key to the future of mobile payments.

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Vodafone to launch biggest mobile wallet next year

Carrier partnering with CorFire and Gemalto to offer mobile wallet to its 400 million subscribers.

Let's talk about fraud

Let's talk about fraud

I am in Vegas and I am fascinated by my room key. This is not the usual "insert into the slot, wait for it turn green or hear it chime" key cards; these are 'tap and hold to a door scanner till the door opens' RFID key card.

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