Mobile carriers will have large role to play in IoT, payments with 5G

Mobile carriers will have large role to play in IoT, payments with 5G

Video, gaming, AI, robotic, AR/VR platform CIOs and CTOs looking to embrace newer digital transformation solutions should look holistically within the mobile infrastructure ecosystems, and tag the mobile telecom operator as a strategic partner.

How Apple's update may turn the payments space on its head

How Apple's update may turn the payments space on its head

Recent changes to how Apple deals with the NFC chip in the iPhone and Apple Watch presents a world of opportunities.

5 tidbits from the 2018 Bank Customer Experience Summit

5 tidbits from the 2018 Bank Customer Experience Summit

One of the overriding themes from this year's event held in Chicago was how banks will take advantage of the data they receive from AI initiatives to provide a better customer experience.

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: August's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Biometrics security isn't one-size-fits-all

Biometrics security isn't one-size-fits-all

Andrew Jamieson, the director of security & technology for the identity management & security unit at UL, writes that many technologies that would be enabled by biometrics are still vulnerable to spoofs and hacking.

6 tidbits from CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit 2018

6 tidbits from CONNECT: The Mobile CX Summit 2018

One of the overriding themes from this year's event held in Chicago was an emphasis on design, whether it's a mobile app, a loyalty program, or delivery options.

What is AR's role in retail mobile apps going forward?

What is AR's role in retail mobile apps going forward?

Blair Newman, chief technology officer at Bell One, explains that while augmented reality apps offer endless possibilities to engage customers not all apps are created equal. He offers up five key aspects to consider before deployment.

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Tokenization's role in IoT security

Tokenization's role in IoT security

While more connected devices is convenient for consumers as far as payments, it also opens a window for cybercrime and security breaches.

Taco Bell helps lead QSRs in payments, technology innovation

Taco Bell helps lead QSRs in payments, technology innovation

Rafik Hanna, senior director of Taco Bell's All Access, shared insight on how the QSR is transforming to drive a best-in-class customer experience and why technology is always at the forefront in a keynote address at the recent ICX Summit.

How a wearable changed the customer experience for Carnival Cruise

How a wearable changed the customer experience for Carnival Cruise

John Padgett, Carnival Cruise chief experience and innovation officer, outlined the company’s digital and guest-centric strategy in a keynote at the recent ICX Summit conference.

World of Money to bring readers the latest news about financial tech

World of Money to bring readers the latest news about financial tech

Newsletter will selectively curate content daily from among the top stories and information sources to bring readers the news they need to succeed in a fast-moving and highly competitive global economy.

Mobile Payments Today: June's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: June's top reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

3 suggestions for the industry to

3 suggestions for the industry to "save" the Pays

Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay aren't going anywhere, but U.S. consumers are not enthusiastic about using them at the physical point-of-sale. But the industry could do some things to help bump adoption and incentivize merchants to accept NFC-enabled mobile payments.

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

How payments innovation actually hinders the customer experience

New technology and innovation is changing the way consumers want to pay, but the increasingly rapid pace of change also creates challenges and vulnerabilities for self-service equipment providers.

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal eyes servicing SMBs with $2.2B iZettle acquisition

PayPal made the largest acquisition in its history Thursday when it announced an agreement to purchase iZettle, commonly referred to as the European Square.

Talking With: Alipay's Souheil Badran about merchant partnerships, consumers' needs

Talking With: Alipay's Souheil Badran about merchant partnerships, consumers' needs

Souheil Badran has been the face of Alipay in North America as the company continues to expand merchant acceptance in Canada and the U.S. to keep pace with the growing number of tourists visiting popular tourist cities every year.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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

Unattended retail struggles with mobile payments acceptance

Unattended retail struggles with mobile payments acceptance

Mobile payments continue to expand, making it important for operators of unattended retail equipment to invest in the technology. A speaker at the National Automatic Merchandising Association show in Las Vegas urged his fellow industry executives to get on board with the trend.

Self-service industry lags with EMV compliance

Self-service industry lags with EMV compliance

The future state of self-service is turning the kiosk into a stand-alone store, and secure payment is one of the services that needs to be offered for it to be effective, says Ingenico's John Menzel, who recently shared his insights on EMV compliance in self-service.

Macy's overhauls mobile app in face of rising consumer expectations

Macy's overhauls mobile app in face of rising consumer expectations

Macy's has recognized the characteristics of its target shopper and is committed to offering her a more personalized experience, as well as mobile checkout and a virtual furniture design experience.

Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

Payments companies make it easier for consumers, merchants to embrace cryptocurrencies

While most consumers today likely view bitcoin, bitcoin cash and alternatives such as Ethereum and Litecoin as assets, some payments companies in the past couple of months have announced plans for consumers to more easily use cryptocurrencies as payment, and merchants to accept them.

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Go isn't necessarily a new concept, but Amazon's take on cashierless shopping brings with it questions about the future of retail, and changes the way we as consumers buy goods.

How connected cars are driving connected payments

How connected cars are driving connected payments

All the necessary software and hardware components together with the processes for the creation of the connected car pay at pump use case are currently available. The creation of a commercially viable, fully integrated solution is the next step and there are no technical or regulatory barriers to doing so.

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

Mobile Payments Today: February's top stories

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

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

A love letter to mobile payments for Valentine's Day

Mobile Payments Today recounts all the ways we love our favorite transaction method, flaws and all.

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

Verdeva brings PayByCar to market via E-ZPass agreement

The Boston-based company has a new twist on in-vehicle payments that uses a device already present in some 35 million automobiles on the road today.

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Video: Is the idea of a single mobile payments platform too far-fetched?

Some fintech pundits believe that mobile payments players must adopt a single, universal platform as a solid push-start toward global ubiquity. On the other side are industry-watchers who believe that uniformity is the hobgoblin of stunted innovation.

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

LG Pay brings more questions than answers

The pending arrival of another mobile wallet in the U.S. raises some questions about how a new entrant can succeed among a growing number of options in the market.

The many faces of mobile payments

The many faces of mobile payments

NFC, QR codes and various in-app payment methods have helped change the way consumers pay via a smartphone.

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Venmo, Zelle among trending topics in 2017

Mobile Payments Today takes a look at the top blog posts in 2017.

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Best of 2017: Did those predictions about mobile payments come true?

Mobile Payments Today takes a look back at the top features on the site throughout the past year.

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

3 trends for 2018: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

These areas present great opportunities, but also significant challenges.

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

How card payments are failing the international mobile market

Globally, the reliance on card-payment methods is failing merchants and their ability to further monetize. Despite the fact that there are 5 billion phone owners globally, there are only 1.5 billion credit card owners.

How 'PIN-on-mobile' could change payments acceptance for micro merchants

How 'PIN-on-mobile' could change payments acceptance for micro merchants

Jeremy Gumbley, the CTO at Creditcall, believes this category of merchants are the ideal candidates for turning a regular mobile phone into a payment device.

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Despite the less-than-stellar numbers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments, Cyber Monday set a record for mobile-based remote payments.

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Talking With: Verifone chief Joe Mach about the digital in-store customer experience

Verifone North America President Joe Mach shares insight on what retailers are doing, the big trends in play with customer experience and how consumers are spurring trends and retail customer experience strategies.

The future of shopping: Staffless. Cashless. Gapless.

The future of shopping: Staffless. Cashless. Gapless.

ICXA Managing Director Christopher Hall muses about customer experiences that are cashless, staffless and have no gaps in covering customers everywhere they go.

Merchants can beat the Black Friday blues with faster payments, safer data

Merchants can beat the Black Friday blues with faster payments, safer data

While this period brings great opportunity for retailers, it also creates considerable challenges. Retailers must respond to evolving behaviors and manage huge increases in footfall, but still deliver the exceptional in-store experience consumers demand.

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

Apple Pay Cash: A step in the right direction for mobile payments?

With its focus on premium influencers and its control over a large ecosystem, Apple is in a unique position to effect massive change where others cannot.

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's top reads

It's time for a look back at October's most-read articles and blog posts on Mobile Payments Today.

Stuzo, Bank of America Merchant Services seek to future-proof the retail customer experience

Stuzo, Bank of America Merchant Services seek to future-proof the retail customer experience

The two companies announced a collaborative partnership at Money20/20 to help merchants get a handle on how they can present the best customer experience going forward as consumers' behaviors and expectations continue to evolve thanks to emerging technology.

Money20/20 trends: AI, 'everyday commerce' and security

Money20/20 trends: AI, 'everyday commerce' and security

The bright lights of Las Vegas have gone out on Money20/20 for another year. As always, the event brought together the biggest names in payments and provided unprecedented insight into the future of financial services.

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.

Will smart speakers lead to smarter payments?

Will smart speakers lead to smarter payments?

With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, and particularly of smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, voice commands are becoming more powerful and pervasive than ever, changing the way we do everything from checking the weather to scheduling a doctor's appointment. But what about voice shopping?

The rise of mobile scan and go technology

The rise of mobile scan and go technology

The rise of 'Scan and Go' technology, coupled with other industry developments, is helping retailers to overhaul the buying experience that they offer their customers. So, what do retailers need to know about Scan and Go, and what are its benefits?

Backlash from 'Bodega Mania' a lesson for fintech, payments industries

Backlash from 'Bodega Mania' a lesson for fintech, payments industries

Bodega's social media firestorm will help educate the automated retailing industry and the technology community about the need to be direct with the public on important forthcoming changes.

Chatbots emerging as a commerce channel, but work remains to perfect the tech

Chatbots emerging as a commerce channel, but work remains to perfect the tech

There's no denying the discussions happening today about chatbots. They include chatter about artificial intelligence, conversational commerce and voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: July's best reads

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

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

Can a marketing promotion help lift Apple Pay to new heights in China? Probably not

China's mobile-payment incumbents have made it difficult for Apple Pay to gain a significant market share in the country despite Apple's best efforts.

India's march to a cashless society begins with 3 things

India's march to a cashless society begins with 3 things

Demonetization in India is a policy of extraordinary scope and ambition, combining advanced solutions in identity, mobile and payments to revolutionize commerce and financial services across the nation.

Comme ci, comme ça: These millennials not crazy about the mobile-payment experience

Comme ci, comme ça: These millennials not crazy about the mobile-payment experience

Attendees at the Interactive Customer Experience Summit in Dallas took advantage of a chance to find out first hand during a panel featuring seven millennial shoppers.

The IoT offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

The IoT offers new capabilities, but new technology requires preparation and commitment to change

Companies need to utilize new technology to remain competitive, but they must be aware of all the changes that a new technology will bring to their operation for the technology to succeed.

For restaurants, pay-at-table devices are a chance to catch up with EMV

For restaurants, pay-at-table devices are a chance to catch up with EMV

Pay-at-the-table devices, which generally accept both EMV and contactless payments, could start to appear at restaurants in a big way during the next couple of years.

Checkout queues: Soon to be a thing of the past?

Checkout queues: Soon to be a thing of the past?

Amazon has been a source of stiff competition for online retailers around the world of many years. And, with the launch of its Amazon Go concept store in Seattle last year, the online giant brought itself out of the cloud and into direct competition with brick and mortar stores.

Rooam sees opportunity for mobile payments in hospitality industry

Rooam sees opportunity for mobile payments in hospitality industry

The company earlier this month officially launched a mobile app for Android and iOS that enables users to open, view and close a bar tab right from their smartphone.

Future of payments? Phone will set the tone

Future of payments? Phone will set the tone

Consumers are looking for tools that make moving and managing money convenient and enable them to take control of their financial lives. Mobile can accomplish these things.

Facebook Messenger chatbots prepare financial services companies for the future

Facebook Messenger chatbots prepare financial services companies for the future

Consumers these days want to connect with their preferred brands at a moment's notice. This, in turn, has forced companies to dabble in areas that didn't exist three to five years ago.

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: April's best reads

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

The mobile app security risk is growing

The mobile app security risk is growing

Retailers, financial services companies, government agencies and others that interact with customers through mobile apps need to keep security top-of-mind and threats become more sophisticated.

POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

POS check: Rising to the mobile challenge

Mobile payment platforms debuted amidst tremendous buzz. Although the platforms launched successfully, most consumers continued to use traditional payment methods, pushing business owners to delay their mobile-first strategies to a later date. But that is changing and retailers need to be ready.

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

MCX's CurrentC showed potential with loyalty-based approach

When JP Morgan Chase acquired the Merchant Customer Exchange payments technology last month, a 5-year saga came to a bitter end. The payments industry, which has proven difficult to navigate and succeed in over the past decade, claimed another victim.

Fledgling tech company ready to take on Amazon Go

Fledgling tech company ready to take on Amazon Go

A vending/micro market veteran has developed a technology, featuring artificial intelligence, he believes will disrupt the consumer goods distribution industry.

The future of augmented reality and mobile commerce

The future of augmented reality and mobile commerce

Retailers are inundated with new technology innovations, promising big returns for their bottom lines. It is difficult to decipher which deserve priority. However, few innovations have been able to match the benefits of augmented reality in retail.

Talking With: Gemalto's Jack Jania about EMV at the fuel pump

Talking With: Gemalto's Jack Jania about EMV at the fuel pump

The card networks decided late last year to show some mercy on fuel operators and pushed back their EMV deadline to Oct. 1, 2020.

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: March's best reads

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

How will the IoT impact retailers

How will the IoT impact retailers

Retailers not using Internet of Things technology may soon want to investigate its potential given big opportunities to boost the customer experience and save big bucks.

The new payment future: 3 technologies leading the way

The new payment future: 3 technologies leading the way

Changes in consumer behavior continue to be rapid, disruptive, and largely driven by technology influences, such as mobile devices, big data, the cloud, IoT and machine learning.

US restaurants lead the charge for a cashless future

US restaurants lead the charge for a cashless future

Although mobile payments are convenient for both employees and customers, transitioning to a cashless operation also presents a new set of challenges.

What's in store for beacons in 2017?

What's in store for beacons in 2017?

Beacon technology has not been adopted by merchants as quickly as expected, yet changes to devices and strategy will spur 4.5 million active beacons in the U.S. by 2018.

The impact of Amazon Go and the future of payments

The impact of Amazon Go and the future of payments

Does the consumer-controlled checkout Amazon Go offers hold revolutionary potential, or is it a blip on the radar before a newer, hotter trend dominates the popular narrative? In reality, it's a bit of both.

Understanding the risks of mobile-payments technology

Understanding the risks of mobile-payments technology

Fraud remains a risk that mobile payments providers, as well as consumers, need to be aware of and take measures against.

Mobile Payments Today: February's best reads

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.

Visa puts a spotlight on the IoT through competition

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.

How emerging payments technologies are changing the fast food industry

How emerging payments technologies are changing the fast food industry

Careful consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of each available payments option will enable restaurant owners to find the one that best meets the needs and preferences of their diners.

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

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?

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: January's best reads

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

Are in-car payments innovative?

Are in-car payments innovative?

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

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Mobile payments and kiosks: The perfect match?

Smartphones are driving an e-commerce revolution. While mobile payments can adversely affect the need for kiosks in some situations, most industry observers see mobile payments as another payment option that kiosk operators need to consider to meet consumer buying habits.

CES 2017: The IoT and payments merge

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 mobile payments give way to wearables?

Will mobile payments give way to wearables?

Kirsty Tull, from BillPro.com, examines the link between mobile payments and wearables and whether the latter will become mainstream any time soon.

Samsung: King of the IoT?

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: 2016 in review

Mobile Payments Today: 2016 in review

Was 2016 the year of mobile payments?

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

5 mobile-payment trends to watch in 2017

Scott Blum, the vice president of Total Merchant Services, gives his take on what he expects from mobile payments in the new year.

Usability and security key to payments via the Internet of Things

Usability and security key to payments via the Internet of Things

Scott Hess, vice president of user experience, consulting and innovation for Fiserv, discusses how payment providers can view this emerging area.

The revenue connection between mobile booking and loyalty

The revenue connection between mobile booking and loyalty

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, examines mobile loyalty in the travel industry.

Samsung Pay first 'Pay' to add system-specific rewards program

Samsung Pay first 'Pay' to add system-specific rewards program

Samsung Rewards is structured like a typical credit card rewards program with a few bonuses here and there.

Talking With: Samsung's Haley Kim about Samsung Pay, merchant collaborations, market competition

Talking With: Samsung's Haley Kim about Samsung Pay, merchant collaborations, market competition

Mobile Payments Today recently spoke with Samsung about everything Samsung Pay.

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: October's best reads

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

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

Talking With: Elavon's Guy Harris discusses EMV, mobile payments, security

If you really want to get an idea of what's going on in the payments industry, it's probably best to speak to a transaction processor because they've dealt with it all, and then some.

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: September's best reads

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

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security or unfamiliarity: What's stopping mobile-payments adoption?

Security pros discuss how consumers view today's security climate when it comes to payments.

From the source: Millennials share views about Alexa, Apple Pay, Venmo

From the source: Millennials share views about Alexa, Apple Pay, Venmo

A panel at this year's Bank Customer Experience Summit brought together some college students from the University of Chicago to discuss how they view today's financial services.

The IoT finding its role in boosting customer experience

The IoT finding its role in boosting customer experience

Defining Internet of Things as intelligent interaction between humans and things to exchange information is easy enough, but assessing how and where IoT is playing, or should play, within the retail customer experience is a bit more difficult.

Cashless and confident: Growing the proximity payment market

Cashless and confident: Growing the proximity payment market

Thomas Rosteck from Infineon discusses the challenges preventing the growth of mobile payments at the physical point of sale.

Apple Pay: The challenge of attracting active users

Apple Pay: The challenge of attracting active users

Apple Pay has successfully piqued the curiosity of millions of consumers. However, Apple has not seen the average user make it part of their everyday lives. Maxime de Nanclas, COO and co-founder of Mobeewave, writes about what's causing this in a contributed article for Mobile Payments Today.

Mobile Payments Today: August's best reads

Mobile Payments Today: August's best reads

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

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 SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

Wal-Mart SVP: Mobile pay exceeding expectations, meeting consumers' needs

There are more than a few big reasons Wal-Mart is advancing its mobile retail customer experience and the big one is consumers want a smooth, fast, easy experience. In fact, they're demanding it.

7 reasons why the Bank Customer Experience Summit should be on your fall travel calendar

7 reasons why the Bank Customer Experience Summit should be on your fall travel calendar

If your business is about banking for people, not "consumers," here are several excellent reasons to register immediately for this September summit in Chicago.

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.

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.

Apple Pay slices the mobile payments market, again

Apple Pay slices the mobile payments market, again

Robert McHugh, the co-founder of Paydunk, examines how Apple's recent announcement further fragments the industry.

Setting the record straight on contactless transactions and terminology

Setting the record straight on contactless transactions and terminology

Jack Jania, senior vice president of strategic alliances for Gemalto, tries to clear the air about all the different acronyms in mobile payments.

CONNECT Summit set to dive into mobile's impact on restaurants, retail

CONNECT Summit set to dive into mobile's impact on restaurants, retail

Baron Concors, Shashank Saxena among the keynote speakers for the third annual executive event.

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.

Mobile payments: Can they really be invisible?

Mobile payments: Can they really be invisible?

John Shapiro, the director of product management for payments for Intuit, discusses how the proliferation of technology and emergence of connected devices have created an opportunity for companies not previously associated with payments to expand their product offering.

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.

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.

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.

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

Sergio Chalbaud, the founder of a mobile-focused consumer banking platform called Fintonic, examines some of the issues facing mobile wallet providers in the U.S.

Kohl’s first retailer melding Apple Pay, store charge card, loyalty program

Kohl’s first retailer melding Apple Pay, store charge card, loyalty program

Kohl's customers can now tap Apple Pay to use their store charge cards and not miss out on earning loyalty rewards in the process.

Airlines should pursue partnerships with payments innovators

Airlines should pursue partnerships with payments innovators

Kristian Gjerding, CEO of CellPoint Mobile, wrote a recent blog post about how airlines are missing out on potential revenue opportunities by not partnering with the likes Apple and Google.

The Internet of Things to come as Nespresso, Apple, Nest try to grind out predictability

The Internet of Things to come as Nespresso, Apple, Nest try to grind out predictability

The adaptation of digital technology across products, from clothing to coffee, is slowly reshaping what today's consumers expect from brands and their retail experiences. Here's one example, by Nespresso, of how the Internet of Things influences not only new consumer behaviors, but also revenue streams.

Fintech: The great equalizer

Fintech: The great equalizer

Richard Steggall, the CEO of Urban FT, examines how the proliferation of fintech products presents opportunity for small and midsized financial institutions to compete with large banks.

April 5 for 5: Criminals seek to exploit mobile payments

April 5 for 5: Criminals seek to exploit mobile payments

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

The problems weighing down mobile payments

The problems weighing down mobile payments

Robert Brodie, co-founder and CTO of SUMO Heavy, examines some of the issues that are preventing mobile payments from really catching fire.

Mobility and security in the banking industry

Mobility and security in the banking industry

Robert Capps, the vice president of business development at NuData Security, believes banks need to provide more responsive mobile experiences and do so by going beyond what he thinks are passive biometrics and behavioral analytics.

Talking With: NCR's Eli Rosner about the current state of omnichannel

Talking With: NCR's Eli Rosner about the current state of omnichannel

NCR believes it is at the forefront of the ongoing changes we see in omnichannel, whether it's at a bank or retailer.

From leather to digital: The changing face of my wallet

From leather to digital: The changing face of my wallet

Richard Buckle, founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies LLC, wonders how comfortable he'll be without a physical wallet in his back pocket.

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

March mobile payments 5 for 5: Mobile World Congress in focus

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

Mobile payments play a role in Messenger's quest to become more like WeChat

Mobile payments play a role in Messenger's quest to become more like WeChat

A media report recently revealed a potential plan for Facebook to add an in-store mobile payments option to Messenger. This could be another step in the company's plans to introduce a digital wallet.

Mobile apps quickly becoming financial services' biggest asset

Mobile apps quickly becoming financial services' biggest asset

Lahary Ravuri, group manager of product marketing and strategy for Adobe Systems, examines how FIs can use mobile to improve their client interactions and build loyalty.

ATMs and mobile wallets: Traveling down the road to ubiquity

ATMs and mobile wallets: Traveling down the road to ubiquity

In a pre-conference workshop at ATMIA 2016, a small army of experts offered an overview of brand-name mobile wallets and the problems the industry must solve to make them interoperable at the ATM.

Six months after the US EMV liability shift, where do we stand?

Six months after the US EMV liability shift, where do we stand?

Andrew Molloy, the director of product of Ingenico Mobile Solutions, writes about the mPOS aspect of the EMV shift.

PIN4 bring ATMs and mobile phones together for P2P payments

PIN4 bring ATMs and mobile phones together for P2P payments

The Europe-based open cardless cash network provides real-time cardless cash withdrawals at any enabled ATM, the company's US CEO says.

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Square announced Wednesday as part of its first earnings report as a public company that it had received over 350,000 preorders for the company's new EMV-enabled contactless reader.

MasterCard helps fashion make a splash on the payments runway

MasterCard helps fashion make a splash on the payments runway

The card network hosted a hack event this past weekend at The New School Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Apple, the FBI and the security of mobile payments

Apple, the FBI and the security of mobile payments

Tim Spenny, from GfK Research, wrote about how the security of mobile phones is relevant to the mobile payments industry.

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

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.

What to expect from Square's first earnings report

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

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)

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

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.

Are physical biometrics really the way to go?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

The fintech industrial revolution is upon us

This digitalized revolution is undoubtedly booming and the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent, writes Xendpay Founder and CEO Rajesh Agrawal.

Panera's mobile blueprint serves as an example for retailers

Panera's mobile blueprint serves as an example for retailers

Panera Bread is still going full throttle in expanding payment strategies to reduce consumer friction points and enhancing the customer experience.

Retailers find their sea legs with beacons for mobile engagement

Retailers find their sea legs with beacons for mobile engagement

Near the end of 2015, many mainstream publications rushed to declare Apple's iBeacon technology a dud — even though it's been around only since 2013. But some industry insiders believe it's too early to pass judgment.

The Internet of Things takes center stage at CES 2016

The Internet of Things takes center stage at CES 2016

Mobile Payments Today was at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This photo gallery gathers a little bit of what we saw.

Is the time now for mobile payments?

Is the time now for mobile payments?

Mobile Payments Today was at the annual Consumer Electronics Show to moderate a panel about where mobile payments stand with consumers.

Groceries get 'smart' with MasterCard and Samsung

Groceries get 'smart' with MasterCard and Samsung

Groceries by MasterCard is a new app that Samsung will include in its upcoming refrigerator, the 'Family Hub.'

What are some big issues facing mobile payments?

What are some big issues facing mobile payments?

This was a question Mobile Payments Today attempted to answer last month during an hour-long Twitter Q&A session.

Year in Review: The top mobile payments news, articles and blog posts in 2015

Year in Review: The top mobile payments news, articles and blog posts in 2015

With 2015 in the books, it's time to look back at the top editorial content on Mobile Payments Today in the last 12 months.

HCE: Proving its worth for security

HCE: Proving its worth for security

Cloud-based mobile payments were once thought to be an insecure payment method, but the card networks helped change that perception last year with their support for it.

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Digital content still rules direct carrier billing

Some companies are making the payment method available for physical goods, but don't expect a widespread trend anytime soon.

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

Retailers beware: Mobile drives holiday shopping season

As consumers become more comfortable with their devices, a trip to a brick-and-mortar retailer is becoming less necessary.

November mobile payments 5 for 5: What are the banks doing?

November mobile payments 5 for 5: What are the banks doing?

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

No security silver bullet for mobile payments

No security silver bullet for mobile payments

Lance Johnson, the chief security office at Sequent, lays out an approach for protecting sensitive financial data stored on smartphones.

October mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the US

October mobile payments 5 for 5: EMV in the US

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

Consumers drive the mobile experience

Consumers drive the mobile experience

Multiple executives at last week's Money 20/20 conference talked about the importance of user feedback when developing and tweaking products and services.

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

Webinar: Initiatives, strategies and new approaches for payment transformation

As payment services organizations continue to drive some of the biggest changes in global payments, how can companies determine which strategies will work best in the future?

MasterCard to drive payments for the Internet of Things

MasterCard to drive payments for the Internet of Things

At Money 20/20, the card network announced a new program that will enable companies to add card credentials to devices such as automobile key fobs, smart rings and even clothing.

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

Mobile payments set to dominate discussions at Money 20/20

EMV and bank innovation also should be hot topics next week in Las Vegas, writes Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez.

SumUp makes US debut with EMV compatible mPOS

SumUp makes US debut with EMV compatible mPOS

The proprietary device works with smartphones and tablets running either the Android or iOS mobile operating system.

The ATM-and-mobile age is here. Where are you?

The ATM-and-mobile age is here. Where are you?

For deployers who are not quite there yet, a free "ATM and Mobile 101" report offers valuable guidance on the integration of ATM mobile channels.

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

Samsung Pay: The mobile wallet winner?

That's what one industry executive declared during the first day of the annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C.

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

CONNECT: Putting a bow on the mobile experience

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez discusses some of the key points from this year's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit.

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

CONNECT: The issues preventing widespread beacon deployment

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit discussed beacon technology's role with retailers today.

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Wearable payments: The next frontier?

Companies like Nymi are attempting to take this corner of the industry to another level, but where does the market stand as we roll towards 2016?

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial elements?

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial elements?

Ryan Carver, senior vice president of strategy and emerging brands at Lamour, gave the keynote address at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit and told attendees retailers need to connect with customers on their turf.

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves

Apple Pay leads the pack in media hype, but it's been difficult to gauge its success, along with other schemes.

Banking's digital future: Becoming more relevant to millennials

Banking's digital future: Becoming more relevant to millennials

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, wrote a blog post about what changes financial institutions need to make to reach younger consumers.

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

Mobile POS market expected to increase 400 pct. by 2019

A new report from 451 Research predicts that the global installed base of mPOS devices will increase fourfold to just over 54 million units at a 32 percent compound annual growth rate in 2019 from the current 13 million devices in the market today.

Can mobile boost the digital ordering experience?

Can mobile boost the digital ordering experience?

Noah Glass, the founder and CEO of Olo, discusses why mobile is the key to digital ordering success.

InComm's drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets

InComm's drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets

The company has partnered with Gemalto to use the digital security company's Allynis Trusted Services Hub to digitize its open-loop prepaid card offerings.

Will consumers adopt Facebook's 'Buy' button?

Will consumers adopt Facebook's 'Buy' button?

The social media giants is adding the feature so its zillions of users can shop as they socialize and the move has industry watchers buzzing.

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

No surprise: Gallup finds mobile wallets low priority for consumers

Just 13 percent of more than 17,000 consumers surveyed have a digital wallet on their smartphone.

Banks eye tech upgrades and mobile tops the list

Banks eye tech upgrades and mobile tops the list

KAL and Mobile Payments Today sister publication ATM Marketplace took the wraps off the 2015 software trends report — and offered a detailed look at what the survey results indicate.

Mobile online retail payments in focus

Mobile online retail payments in focus

Total mobile online retail payments are expected to grow from $75.8 billion to $217.4 billion at a 23 percent compounded annual growth rate between 2014 and 2019, according to Javelin's Mobile Online Retail Payments Forecast.

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

June mobile payments 5 for 5: Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

A voice for mobile carrier commerce

One long-time industry supporter is exploring the formation of a group that would help promote the benefits of direct carrier billing and mobile money services worldwide.

A Microsoft-sized opportunity: Payment processing

A Microsoft-sized opportunity: Payment processing

The payments industry doesn't know much about Microsoft's plan for mobile payments, but Thomas Yohannan gives his take on the situation.

Android Pay and banks

Android Pay and banks

Martin Cox, global head of sales for Bell ID, examines how the new kid on the block stacks up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for financial institutions.

Apple Pay gets more 'Wallet'-like with new additions

Apple Pay gets more 'Wallet'-like with new additions

Apple has added private-label and loyalty card support to its mobile payment system. The company also has announced that Apple Pay will launch in the UK next month.

Mobile payments from your wrist

Mobile payments from your wrist

Gemalto is working with rugby and soccer clubs in the U.K. on a contactless wristband that could eliminate the need for fans to carry cash with them on match days.

May mobile payments 5 for 5: Authentication, MasterCard Send, social media

May mobile payments 5 for 5: Authentication, MasterCard Send, social media

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

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

With Android Pay's arrival, battlefield lines have been drawn

Google is back in the game with another mobile payments product, but how does it stack up against Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, examines where Android Pay stands at this point.

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

Google gets back into mobile payments with Android Pay

The new system is similar to Apple Pay, but there are some differences in the way Google will present its mobile wallet to consumers.

A look inside consumers' security concerns about emerging payments

A look inside consumers' security concerns about emerging payments

When Facebook announced Messenger payments in March, some users weren't thrilled about the idea of giving their debit card information to the company. But one security expert believes consumers should be more worried about the safety of their overall digital identity.

Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Retailers remain slow to embrace emerging payments tech

Although technology continues to enhance the customer experience, retailers are still guarded when it comes to embracing upgraded payment options.

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Mobile: The smart approach to in-store shopping

Pat Bakey, global retail EVP at SAP, encourages retailers to embrace smartphones as a way of life for their customers.

MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

MasterCard Send debuts as faster alternative to ACH payments

The service is being touted as the first of its kind to enable businesses, merchants, governments, nonprofits and issuers to transfer funds to consumers' checking accounts via any U.S. debit card, including non-MasterCard debit cards.

Kiosk makers want to take a bite out of Apple Pay

Kiosk makers want to take a bite out of Apple Pay

Apple Pay already has jumped to the forefront of mobile payments in its short lifespan, and it appears ready to make the jump into kiosks as well.

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Can Facebook and Twitter accelerate retail m-commerce markets?

Alex Hum wrote his latest blog post about the power social media could have in regards to the retail digital transformation.

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Top 3 benefits of mobile payments in Africa

Eran Feinstein, founder of 3G Direct Pay Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges for mobile payments on the continent.

Mobile payments: Innovative, but with security concerns

Mobile payments: Innovative, but with security concerns

A study from Experian and the Ponemon Institute finds pause among payments ecosystem executives about how innovative technology could lead to more data security breaches.

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

April mobile payments 5 for 5: Facebook Messenger, EMV, HCE

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

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

The merchant's role in mobile fraud

In a rush to take advantage of changing consumer shopping preferences, retailers might be inadvertently putting themselves at risk. Fortunately for them, the card networks have a say in the fraud fight.

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

Customer retention through loyalty and in-app mobile payments

NcompassTrac, a California-based loyalty program provider, is helping auto dealerships maintain relationships with their customers after they drive a car off the lot.

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Canadian government extends code of conduct to mobile payments

Just before Apple Pay rumors began to circulate, the country's finance minister extended the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry to mobile payments.

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with a Sequent Software executive to discuss some issues regarding how HCE affects the mobile-payments industry going forward.

A secure path for the payments industry: Mobile device identification

A secure path for the payments industry: Mobile device identification

As consumer adoption of mobile devices approaches 100 percent, mobile identity can become more useful than passwords, physical identifications, or any other mechanism to verify identity.

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

US EMV transition could open door to more NFC mobile payments

Merchants have until October to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards. Many industry executives expect proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile wallets spin their wheels in the mud as consumer adoption stalls

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez shares his thoughts on the current market.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Dissecting recent acquisitions

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

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

What will win the day for mobile wallets?

Josh Glantz, senior vice president of Mobiquity Networks, gave his take on what's needed for mobile wallets to grow consumer adoption.

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

Remitly plans to expand mobile remittance reach with new funding

The Seattle-based company at the moment enables consumers in the U.S. to send funds to family and friends in India and the Philippines.

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Casting a wider business net for mobile payments

Jason Peck, director of marketing at Canvas, lays out some strategies for IT vendors and businesses to consider when integrating mobile payments.

Is HCE ready to transform the point of sale?

Is HCE ready to transform the point of sale?

Peri Kadaster, the director of strategy and marketing at Monitise, wrote a blog post about how this technology is expected to take off in 2015 and beyond.

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Payments buzz from Mobile World Congress

Martin Cox, the global head of sales at Bell ID, wrote a blog post about what everyone was talking about at the recent trade show in Barcelona.

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

Bridging the gap between plastic and mobile payments

The payments industry is trying to figure out the best ways to combine physical cards and the smartphone to create something tangible for consumers.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

The consolidation game in the mobile payments market

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, shares his thoughts on what we've seen the past couple of weeks in the industry.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

Mobile payments 5 for 5: A month to remember

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.

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

PayPal strengthens mobile plans with Paydiant acquisition

Boston-area company already has partnerships with Capital One, Subway, and the Merchant Customer Exchange.

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

As mobile wallet market matures, MCX sits on the bench

A panel discussion at the recent All Payments Expo in Las Vegas examined current trends, and analysts believe CurrentC can find a place at the table, if it ever launches.

A cashless, mobile day in London

A cashless, mobile day in London

Andrew Hull, the strategy director for Pocket App, wanted to see if he could survive without cash for 24 hours.

A conversation on all things mobile: Banking, payments, and Costanza

A conversation on all things mobile: Banking, payments, and Costanza

In his latest blog post, Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide is joined by his colleague Dan Ring for a fun Q&A about the current market.

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

Samsung acquires LoopPay to help drive mobile wallet plans

LoopPay's technology works with 90 percent of point-of-sale terminals in the U.S.

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

Mexican banks adopt mPOS payments technology

The country's government is supporting different initiatives to increase card payments and financial inclusion.

Future of money: Cashless, cardless, paperless

Future of money: Cashless, cardless, paperless

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines how new technology will accelerate the evolution of the payments landscape.

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Mozido enters China by way of PayEase acquisition

Company buys PayEase, which is one of 22 licensed payment processing companies in the country.

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Is there a battle looming in the UK between Apple Pay and Zapp?

Both mobile payment schemes are set to debut at about the same time.

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Cracking the Apple Pay code

Apple released record-breaking first quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, but the mobile payments industry still doesn't have concrete transaction numbers for the company's wallet.

Apple killed the mobile wallet? No, not in the least

Apple killed the mobile wallet? No, not in the least

Rob Stringer, the vice president of marketing and product development for Cortex MCP, believes there can and will be many viable secure and exciting wallets on operating systems and hardware stacks that remain open such as Android.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Panasonic gets into mPOS market

Company debuts the Toughpad FZ-R1, a tablet that features an integrated EMV reader and is also capable of accepting NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Webrooming: A new reality for retailers

Webrooming: A new reality for retailers

Jordan McKee, a senior analyst on the 451 Research Mobility team, discusses how same-day in-store pickup options are working well for retailers who are offering it. Mobile can eventually play a large role in this recent trend, he wrote.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

Retail customer engagement comes into focus at NRF Big Show

Retail customer engagement comes into focus at NRF Big Show

Panelists discuss the need for merchants to build great experiences in physical enviroments and use mobile to enhance interaction.

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

Softcard faces layoffs, but isn't dead

The mobile wallet joint venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile recently made changes to restructure the organization.

Payments in 10 years: Very different

Payments in 10 years: Very different

If the last 10 years has taught us anything, it's that disruptive technologies can shift the course of events in a way few would expect.

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Circle adds NFC functionality to Android mobile bitcoin wallet app

Company is cautiously optimistic it might be able to attract new customers thanks to the recent buzz around contactless payments.

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

Mobile payments 5 for 5: Focus on loyalty and experience

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

How Apple killed the digital wallet

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile helped restaurants connect with consumers in 2014

Mobile helped restaurants connect with consumers in 2014

Panda Express, Panera and Starbucks are a small sample of how brands exploited mobile.

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

2014 in review, part II: Security, bitcoin, carrier billing, and mPOS

Data breaches were a hot-button topic in 2014, maybe even more so than Apple Pay.

2014 in review, part I: Apple Pay, MCX, the UK, and beacons

2014 in review, part I: Apple Pay, MCX, the UK, and beacons

Mobile payments took a large leap forward in the last 12 months, but there's still a lot this industry can strive to accomplish.

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

Payfone to work with major banks on mobile banking authentication

The company's new service relies on the same security standards mobile network operators use to identify their customers.

Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now

Mobile shoppers want better customer care right now

John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions Inc., lays out the issues merchants face as consumers shop more on their smart devices.

Mobile payments rule the early holiday shopping season

Mobile payments rule the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

CardMobili brings digital wallet capabilities to MNOs

The company is partnering with direct carrier biller Bango to enable consumers to buy physical items and charge them to their monthly mobile bill.

Wearables: The future of mobility

Wearables: The future of mobility

Mehul Nayak, from Softweb Solutions, writes about what the future may hold for the Apple Watch, Google Glass and similar devices.

Apple Pay's missing one thing retailers crave: Data

Apple Pay's missing one thing retailers crave: Data

The mobile payments system diminishes the ability to track shopper behavior. This is among the reasons why some major retailers are not accepting it, writes the President and CEO of LoyaltyOne Inc. Bryan Pearson.

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

Consumers shifting to mobile payments

A panel discussion at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit examined why the restaurant industry needs to focus its efforts on emerging technologies.

Respatialization of currency: Cryptocurrencies & mesh networks

Respatialization of currency: Cryptocurrencies & mesh networks

Thomas Yohannan examines a possible future link between bitcoin and proximity payments involving mobile devices.

Mobile wallets: It’s a matter of trust

Mobile wallets: It’s a matter of trust

Ed Busby, founder of Hudson Mobile Advisory, examines how recent data breaches have an affect on how consumers view mobile payments.

MCX defends business model, talks email hack

MCX defends business model, talks email hack

CEO Dekkers Davidson said retail partners makes their own choices about aligning with the consortium and accepting other forms of payment.

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Direct carrier billing for app stores represents opportunity for MNOs

Bango lays out the benefits of direct carrier billing in a recent webinar it sponsored on Mobile Payments Today.

Two merchants axe NFC support as MCX looms

Two merchants axe NFC support as MCX looms

CVS and Rite Aid turned off NFC support this past week, raising the ire of Apple supporters who vowed to take their business to Walgreens.

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

What does Apple's new mobile wallet mean for restaurants?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, wrote about his outlook for Apple Pay.

When Apple Pay met MCX

When Apple Pay met MCX

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), believes both emerging mobile wallets need to work together to ensure success.

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Apple Pay: A short-term wallet plan for 500 banks?

Costs associated with the Apple partnership might accelerate financial institutions' plans to release their own wallets, maybe with some help from merchants.

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Don't hand Apple Pay the mobile payments title just yet

Consumer behavior and the Android users will affect how mobile payments will shake out going forward.

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

5 for 5: Apple rules the roost

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

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Proxama finds mobile opportunities in North America

Company will expand outside of the U.K. and offer its mobile proximity services in Canada and the U.S., as Apple Pay, BLE beacons, EMV migration and HCE shake up both markets.

Boku acquires mopay

Boku acquires mopay

Direct carrier billing receives a major shot in the arm as the merger gives the San Francisco-based company significant reach across digital content brands.

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

LevelUp's Passbook integration goes live with Capital Teas

Apple's mobile wallet gives merchant-branded prepaid cards a chance to compete with the card networks in the same space.

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

Boku brings direct carrier billing into the physical world thanks to license

San Francisco-based company partners with the three major MNOs in the U.K. to extend service beyond digital content.

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

Paydiant's large role in mobile payments

The company's CEO recently spoke with Mobile Payments Today about his work with the Merchant Customer Exchange, Subway and what the future holds for this industry.

Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Mobile payments looks for signs of life as the industry moves on

Ed Busby, the former chief commerce office at Isis (now Softcard), examines what the industry might expect to happen in the next year as Apple Pay emerges.

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

MNOs face some uncertainty with mobile wallets

U.K. joint-venture Weve changes direction on its plans as Apple Pay (and HCE) alter the payments value chain.

Apple Pay creates new opportunities for marketers

Apple Pay creates new opportunities for marketers

Now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook better.

The mobile commerce revolution: Are you prepared?

The mobile commerce revolution: Are you prepared?

Steve Gurley, CEO and Chief Consultant for Pyrim Technologies, offers 10 questions to help one determine their level of understanding and preparedness for the coming mobile storm.

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Apple Pay: Is it enough?

Rick Oglesby, senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, examines what Apple's recent announcement means for mobile payments.

Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Softcard seeks an Apple hand

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez examines some challenges potentially facing the mobile wallet on Apple's new iPhone 6.

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple Pay explodes onto the scene

Apple intros mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. Company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

The mobile George Costanza wallet

The mobile George Costanza wallet

ACI Worldwide's Mark Ranta discusses the problem of keeping your mobile apps in order on a smartphone.

Gemalto wants to connect the world

Gemalto wants to connect the world

Digital security company releases new service to bring industry stakeholders together for NFC-enabled mobile payments.

Apple is the main event, but don't forget the undercard

Apple is the main event, but don't forget the undercard

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez reviews what has been an exciting week for the future of mobile payments.

Can smart cards bypass mobile?

Can smart cards bypass mobile?

The ability to securely download apps to a consumer's smart card has been demonstrated. But why is this important to a market that is already moving toward mobile payment?

#CONNECTsummit14: Gartner shares mobile best practices statistics

#CONNECTsummit14: Gartner shares mobile best practices statistics

In the opening session for the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, Gartner vice president of research Michael McGuire shared his view of how retailers should approach mobile technology, as well as some new statistics on mobile usage.

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Shaunt M. Sarkissian at the company's new headquarters in the Boston area.

Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner

Out of Africa: Why NFC will fail and simplicity will be the winner

Despite the much publicized consumerization of IT and the growing domination of mobile in the online world, progress with mobile payments always seems pretty slow. Sure, we see high growth numbers but from a low user base.

PayPal president has change of heart regarding NFC

PayPal president has change of heart regarding NFC

David Marcus still prefers BLE technology above everything else. 

What is Apple up to in payments?

What is Apple up to in payments?

Research firm charts roadmap for Apple's role in payments industry.

Wearables offer a different kind of mobile payment

Wearables offer a different kind of mobile payment

Smartwatches, bracelets and even glasses are changing how we pay and access financial information.

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

Lessons from the FTC's lawsuit against HTC

Lessons from the FTC's lawsuit against HTC

"Data security is a big area for the FTC," said Malini Mithal, assistant director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC. "We have brought nearly 50 cases here, including dozens alleging violations of GLB rules." (From Mithal's keynote address at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit)

Malauzai sees surge in mobile check deposits

Malauzai sees surge in mobile check deposits

Growth expected to continue as consumers grow more comfortable with mobile banking.

Gaining mobile shopping traction requires retailers to think beyond payment

Gaining mobile shopping traction requires retailers to think beyond payment

SAP study finds that most U.S. consumers use smartphones and tablets for research, but not final purchases.

Study predicts six-fold growth in mobile e-commerce payments by '17

Study predicts six-fold growth in mobile e-commerce payments by '17

Mobile payments for online purchases will increase from $18 billion worldwide in 2012 to an $117 billion in 2017.

First Data sets its sights on mPOS market

First Data sets its sights on mPOS market

Payment processor's acquisitions of Clover, Perka seen as strategy to protect and grow market share.

BLE vs. NFC: The future of mobile consumer engagement now [infographic]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) are playing a key role in helping mobile technologies redefine how businesses and consumers engage with one another.

The challenge of Android mobile security

The challenge of Android mobile security

"Literally as soon as handset manufacturers sell a phone, they no longer care about that phone because they're already moving on to the next version," says Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike. "They don't want to support it, they...

How a mobile OS was exploited

How a mobile OS was exploited

CrowdStrike's CTO tells how his team exploited a phone using tools and techniques currently available "in the wild." The phone's owner felt personally vulnerable because much of his daily life was hacked. (Dmitri Alperovitch at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Assume all handsets are compromised

Assume all handsets are compromised

Jim Pitts, project manager of the BITS Financial Services Roundtable, explains why he tells his FI members to expect the worst when it comes to customers' personal phone security. (From a panel at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

As mobile grows, all banking channels must talk

As mobile grows, all banking channels must talk

Customers demand a seamless cross-channel experience, so why is that so hard to deliver?

The top 10 mobile payments stories from 2013

The top 10 mobile payments stories from 2013

NFC was top of mind for readers, but what else struck their fancy? Here's a look at the most-read stories from last year.

Why the iPhone platform is so secure

Why the iPhone platform is so secure

"I know this because we've hired a lot of people out of Apple," says Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Why Apple didn't put NFC on the iPhone

Why Apple didn't put NFC on the iPhone

Apple wasn't the only manufacturer "mad" at the failed promise of NFC, says George Wallner. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Is bluetooth vulnerable?

Is bluetooth vulnerable?

Yes and no, says CrowdStrike's CTO. (Mostly no.) (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

The growing role of the ATM

When you look at the demise of stores like Best Buy and Blockbuster, it's easy to see why physical retail stores, at least mid-market ones, are going out of business. The value proposition these stores used to afford to the consumer is simply not there anymore, because the Internet makes things cheaper and more robust.

'Tis the season to look at mobile privacy

'Tis the season to look at mobile privacy

With holiday shopping in full swing, time's right for merchants to study the new Mobile Location Analytics Code of Conduct.

After a natural disaster, mobile payments can speed the inflow of monetary aid

Mobile technology has evolved to the point where it is in almost everyone's pockets, and that can make a big difference in the event of natural disaster. Japan's tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and typhoon Haiyan, all of these...

Moore's Law for hackers increases risk for mobile enterprises

Moore's Law for hackers increases risk for mobile enterprises

Faster computers also aid criminals, which highlights the need for hardware-based security.

Startup joins dongle-free mPOS trend

Startup joins dongle-free mPOS trend

Dallas-based Tantrum Street's swipe-free mobile payment solution relies on number recognition technology.

As mobile wallet fatigue sets in, look for consolidation among providers

A review of mobile wallets in the United States reveals that these solutions have yet to gain major market traction because of two key factors. First, currently available solutions have no strong value proposition for consumers.

Smartphone growth means more digital shopping during the holidays

Smartphone growth means more digital shopping during the holidays

Annual Deloitte survey says nearly 7 in 10 will use mobile devices, and they'll spend 27 percent more on gifts.

How to fight mobile app piracy

How to fight mobile app piracy

Mobile apps are powerful, cool and ubiquitous. And criminals are finding they are also vulnerable.

Subway's mPos move

Subway's mPos move

Phase I rollout focuses on out-of-store revenue channels as mobile trend spreads to quick-service restaurant segment.

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

Debunking direct operator billing, Part 2

DOB lets you buy items from your phone bill, but sometimes it's a premium text message in disguise. What's the difference?

EMV migration creating business opportunities

EMV migration creating business opportunities

Changing U.S. landscape has companies on the march.

Is there any hope for BlackBerry?

Is there any hope for BlackBerry?

Once a disrupter, the company has been bypassed by newer tech. What, if anything, can BlackBerry do to remain viable?

What happened to BlackBerry?

What happened to BlackBerry?

Once a technology disrupter, the Canadian firm has itself fallen victim to newer disruptions.

Recent announcements place NFC payments on life support

Recent announcements by leading players in the payments industry indicate that NFC's prospects for any sort of sustainable future are becoming increasingly dim. It all began in with press announcements in August when Apple and PayPal continued to reaffirm their...

Paying for 'coffee,' NFC-style

Paying for 'coffee,' NFC-style

An impromptu 'tap-and-go' tour makes mobile payments real.

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.

Hardware: The key to mobile commerce's future

Hardware: The key to mobile commerce's future

Four recent moves by three large companies have pushed software and the cloud to the back seat.

Taking stock of Apple's iBeacon

Taking stock of Apple's iBeacon

Some see the feature in iOS 7 as an NFC-killer for mobile payments. Others are skeptical.

After Isis and Google, do we need more mobile wallets?

After Isis and Google, do we need more mobile wallets?

With scores of payment apps available, most smartphone users can fashion their own. What value do the big players bring?

Which NFC secure element will win the day? (Analysis)

Which NFC secure element will win the day? (Analysis)

Several form factors are likely to enter the market as payments players stake their claims. Take a look at the contenders.

PayPal pilots face verification for mobile payments in London (Video)

PayPal pilots face verification for mobile payments in London (Video)

Payment giant testing program with 12 merchants initially.

Experts mixed on new iOS role in mobile payments

Experts mixed on new iOS role in mobile payments

Reports of fingerprint scanner spur mobile payment speculation, but it may be too soon to tell.

Mobile POS gaining foothold with large US retailers

Mobile POS gaining foothold with large US retailers

Yankee Group survey says adoption rate will top 60 percent within next 12 months.

The stars align for Apple and mobile payments

The stars align for Apple and mobile payments

Apple is getting closer to offering mobile payments – a lot closer. Though in Apple time that could still be a year or more. I’m not thinking about NFC in the iPhone.

Mobile payments don't depend on Apple, but Apple will soon depend on mobile payments

Mobile payments don't depend on Apple, but Apple will soon depend on mobile payments

As per the last count (and I keep track of this stuff) there are 47 misconceptions, misunderstandings, and myths about Apple when it comes to mobile payments. I’m not going to bore you with all 47, but we can hit the highlights on three which have recently been brought to the forefront.  1.

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.

Return of NFC: The Curse of the Secure Element

Return of NFC: The Curse of the Secure Element

This post is in response to the recent Bankinter story of NFC payments at the point-of-sale without requiring an SE — and the lack of any real detail around how it plans to achieve that goal. I am not privy...

Report from Mobile World Congress 2013

Report from Mobile World Congress 2013

I come to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress every year. I often don’t see much of the expo or conference itself, as I stuff my diary with as many meetings as seems reasonable from my cozy office desk.

Visa adds partners to ease mobile payment adoption

Visa adds partners to ease mobile payment adoption

Card brand announces new agreements with Samsung and ROAM at annual Mobile World Congress.

Report: More consumers using mobile bill payment

Report: More consumers using mobile bill payment

New study from Fiserv shows more consumers are choosing to pay monthly bills with their mobile devices.

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

Commentary: mobile payment bench testing

A U.K. tech journalist tries his hand at actually using some mobile payment methods.

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

MTS and MasterCard say 'da' to NFC mobile payments in Russia

The NFC payment market in the U.S. may be in some disarray, but it's a big world. Russian carrier MTS has partnered with global payment brand MasterCard to introduce mobile payments using near field communications technology to its 100 million...

Five reasons the iPhone 5 excludes NFC

Five reasons the iPhone 5 excludes NFC

Based on Apple's press conference on September 12, their strategy can be described as: change customer behavior now, encourage an upgrade later. The Apple wallet is going to be called “Passbook.” It works without an NFC chip, relying instead on...

But they didn't

But they didn't

Apple could have done so much more with its newest iPhone.

New iPhone features Passbook but no NFC

New iPhone features Passbook but no NFC

Apple unveils a new design for its flagship phone but doesn't include near field communications.

Moneto - an NFC wallet for the iPhone

Moneto - an NFC wallet for the iPhone

Editor James Wester looks at the Moneto mobile wallet, a case containing a microSD chip and an NFC antenna. The mobile wallet comes with a prepaid MasterCard and lets iPhone users experience an NFC-enabled mobile payment product.  Visit the Moneto site here.

Mobile money: from infancy to intrinsic

Mobile money: from infancy to intrinsic

Will Apple's Passbook move mobile money out of its infancy?

Is Apple tipping its NFC hand?

Is Apple tipping its NFC hand?

If you look at some of Apple's patents over the last year, you see NFC everywhere.

Google to announce Google Wallet reboot

Google to announce Google Wallet reboot

Company to show off changes to its digital wallet at Google I/O developer conference this week.

Apple's Passbook a 'mobile wallet lite'

Apple's Passbook a 'mobile wallet lite'

New iPhone app keeps loyalty cards, tickets and boarding passes handy.

iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

iCarte: contactless payments for iPhones

There were a lot of rumors around iPhone’s new version iPhone 4 that it would come with an NFC chip, but unfortunately it didn’t. It’d be a huge step for the contactless space, and could also be a huge step...

Apple using Bluetooth for payments: the worst idea

Apple using Bluetooth for payments: the worst idea

People really think Apple is going with Bluetooth for payments?

Feature Phones are Key to Mobile Payments Adoption

Feature Phones are Key to Mobile Payments Adoption

Mobile payment are smartphone solutions in a feature phone world.

BlackBerry World 2012

BlackBerry World 2012 was a surprisingly robust and upbeat affair given the travails of Research in Motion as of late. 2011 was such a disastrous year for the company that it was tempting to speculate that the choice of Waterloo...

Barclaycard launches m-payment stickers in the UK

Barclaycard launches m-payment stickers in the UK

PayTag program makes NFC-enabled mobile payments available for any phone.

Could Apple bring the end of handset subsidies?

Will mobile payments mean no more subsidies and long-term contracts?

Apple iWallet - The giant awakes?

Is Apple getting in the mobile payment game?

PayPal Here to Square Mobile Payments: 'It's on!'

PayPal Here to Square Mobile Payments: 'It's on!'

First the square, now the triangle. Which will corner the mobile payments market?

A second Google Wallet security issue...

A second Google Wallet security issue...

...and this time it's not just on rooted phones.

DeviceFidelity partners on NFC mobile wallet

DeviceFidelity partners on NFC mobile wallet

Company joins SpringCard Systems and MasterCard to offer NFC payments to Android, iPhone users.

Start-up Spotlight: PAYTHATWAY

Start-up Spotlight: PAYTHATWAY

Start-up Spotlight is a regular column looking at a new company in the mobile payment space. This week: PAYTHATWAY.

IBM online retail survey shows healthy m-commerce growth on Cyber Monday

IBM online retail survey shows healthy m-commerce growth on Cyber Monday

Study shows impact of tablets, mobile operating systems on m-commerce.

Mobile payments via SIM card: opportunity or failure right out of the gate?

Mobile payments via SIM card: opportunity or failure right out of the gate?

Is it too late for mobile payments via contactless SIM cards?

MasterCard and Intel partner on payment technologies

MasterCard and Intel partner on payment technologies

Companies team up to make online, mobile payments easier and more secure.

PayPal's updated Android app has NFC P2P

PayPal's updated Android app has NFC P2P

With new release, company includes functionality it demonstrated in July.

PCI expands encryption standard for  mobile devices

PCI expands encryption standard for mobile devices

Recently updated standards now allow mobile mag-stripe readers to be tested and approved for compliance.

What the iPhone 4S means for mobile commerce

What the iPhone 4S means for mobile commerce

Two new features have the potential to make mobile commerce significantly easier than before.

iPhone on Sprint will make Google Wallet accelerate, even without NFC

iPhone on Sprint will make Google Wallet accelerate, even without NFC

Even if it doesn’t include NFC and mobile payments, Apple’s iPhone 5 may still spur mobile payment adoption.

Square readers still unencrypted

Square readers still unencrypted

Mobile POS company Square said it would meet Visa standards for encrypted readers by summer.

Analysts question Isis 'news'

Analysts question Isis 'news'

Isis says handset manufacturers HTC, LG, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Samsung Mobile and Sony Ericsson to bring Isis-ready devices to market.

RAMP: Enabling NFC with stickers

RAMP: Enabling NFC with stickers

Waspit's Danielle Dalkie talks about her company's mobile payments/NFC solution, as well as her company's unusual name.

RAMP: Mobile card-swiping technology

RAMP: Mobile card-swiping technology

Lance Ning from ID Tech showed some of his company's mobile swiping technology at the recent mobile payments conference in Chicago. Applications include line-busting, off-site retailing and more.

Starbucks continues to take the lead on mobile payments

Starbucks continues to take the lead on mobile payments

Coffee company touts success of its mobile payment program in Q3 earnings call.

Ten best practices for implementing mobile into retail operations

Ten best practices for implementing mobile into retail operations

Mobile is the Internet of this decade, and devising a strategy to leverage it is a necessity.

The growing mobile payment divide

The growing mobile payment divide

While mobile payments promise bells and whistles in the U.S., developing economies look to simple solutions to help the unbanked.

DeviceFidelity announces patent for a wide open mobile wallet

DeviceFidelity announces patent for a wide open mobile wallet

DeviceFidelity announces patent for mobile wallet that is independent of any bank, account or device.

Smartphone wallets? That's so 2010. T-Commerce in Generation-M!

Smartphone wallets? That's so 2010. T-Commerce in Generation-M!

Do you want to be ahead of the curve? Don't think mobile; think tablets.

Starbucks (finally!) releases an Android mobile payment app

Starbucks (finally!) releases an Android mobile payment app

Starbucks releases official mobile payment app for the Android

Google responds to wallet security concerns

Google responds to wallet security concerns

Google answers claims that its new Google Wallet poses a consumer security risk.

The people behind the scenes of the Google Wallet announcement

The people behind the scenes of the Google Wallet announcement

There are a lot of people who deserve credit for the Google Wallet announcement.

Google's wallet becomes a reality

Google's wallet becomes a reality

Google announces its Google Wallet NFC payment product.

If Apple waits on NFC, it will be a mistake

If Apple waits on NFC, it will be a mistake

There is no question that Apple will put NFC in either its iPhone in version 5 or 6. Some are saying Apple will wait until version 6 because of the relative infancy of mobile payments, but the questions now facing...

CETW: Cell-phone charging kiosk

CETW: Cell-phone charging kiosk

This Frank Mayer & Associates kiosk serves travelers by drawing them to a Hudson International News airport store for free cell-phone charging.

Is your store ready for tablets? Three steps to help make the decision

Is your store ready for tablets? Three steps to help make the decision

Develop a meaningful application strategy before you even look at hardware and software.

Visa makes strategic investment in Square

Visa makes strategic investment in Square

Start-up Square receives funding from industry leader.

The mobile wallet is killing mobile payments

The mobile wallet is killing mobile payments

We constantly hear about the mythical mobile wallet, an idea that has yet to be truly standardized. Its security has some standards from global platforms, and we are seeing some industry groups try to standardize OTA provisioning and control of keys.

Five mobile payment lessons from CTIA

Five mobile payment lessons from CTIA

Some big takeaways for mobile payments from this year's CTIA Conference in Orlando

Prognosis terminal? Will mobile payments kill the credit card terminal?

Are credit card terminals headed for history's dustbin?

Polishing the Apple: Apple waits on NFC

What new rumors about Apple's NFC plans may mean

Mobile POS providers earn customers and merit badges

Mobile POS providers earn customers and merit badges

Players in the emerging mobile point-of-sale business are facing an increasingly competitive market.

UN program uses mobile payments to fight hunger

UN program uses mobile payments to fight hunger

Video: The UN World Food Programme is testing text messaging on phones to transfer cash.

Mobile solutions big draw at NRF

Mobile solutions big draw at NRF

Mobile commerce vendors were out in force at NRF expo.

Council takes wait-and-see approach to mobile payments

Council takes wait-and-see approach to mobile payments

PCI SSC announced it would not approve or list any mobile-payment applications as compliant for the time being.

Study: Mobile payments set for dramatic growth

Study: Mobile payments set for dramatic growth

The gross dollar volume of U.S. mobile payments is estimated to grow 68 percent between 2010 and 2015.

Co-op Financial will launch mobile banking service

Co-op Financial will launch mobile banking service

Co-op Financial Services, a credit union service organization, dials up mobile banking.

Let your iPhones do the walking

Let your iPhones do the walking

Though geolocation-enabled apps have gained some traction in the restaurant world via search sites and location-based ordering apps, none have involved the name recognition or resources of Yellow Page’s program.

Geo-based Pepsi Loot app to drive traffic to QSRs

Geo-based Pepsi Loot app to drive traffic to QSRs

With the new app, consumers will earn points and rewards for checking in at restaurants that serve Pepsi.

3Gsignage launches iBrand application for iPhone

3Gsignage launches iBrand application for iPhone

App uses e-couponing to draw shoppers to digital out-of-home screens in retail locations and can integrate with digital signage SaaS platform.

Pizza Finder app available for iPhone

Pizza Finder app available for iPhone

The application will display a listing of up to 30 of the closest pizzerias, starting with the closest.

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