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.

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

MasterCard strengthens ties to mobile network operators

The Purchase, New York-based card network has already helped MNOs such as Vodafone Ukraine, Digicel Group in the Caribbean, Viettel Telecom in Vietnam and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom to roll out various services related to digital payments.

Mobile payments prompt retailers, card networks to innovate

Mobile payments prompt retailers, card networks to innovate

Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, and Visa CEO Alfred Kelly shared insight, expectations and strategy during a panel talk at the NRF Big Show in January on boosting the retail mobile commerce customer experience.

Panera, Wayfair hone in on mobile commerce

Panera, Wayfair hone in on mobile commerce

Wayfair is hot for mobile as it's allowing the retail home furnishing seller to drive an enhanced customer experience that is proving rewarding for the bottom line. Fast casual Panera is also benefiting from the mobile tech evolution and new digital tools are paying for themselves in terms of sales growth.

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.

Why eBay changed course with PayPal: Control, data, cost and user experience

Why eBay changed course with PayPal: Control, data, cost and user experience

Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop, examines why he believes eBay made the change.

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.

How Amazon Go changes the customer experience

How Amazon Go changes the customer experience

Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashierless checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Retail industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.

How the future of cash and digital payments is playing out in Europe

How the future of cash and digital payments is playing out in Europe

This ease of contactless payments has spurred a cultural shift, embraced by the younger and more tech-savvy generations, who are happy to go for days without carrying physical cash and instead opt for their phones — even over cards. Older generations, meanwhile, typically prefer to have the option of the security of traditional physical cash.

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.

Emerging consumer trends bring change to shopping and paying

Emerging consumer trends bring change to shopping and paying

Roger Niederer, head merchant services, SIX Payment Services, offers up insight on how technology is not only changing consumer behavior and needs, but also the choice of payment options that retailers can and must offer customers online and in-store.

A 2018 resolution: Smoother mobile payments

A 2018 resolution: Smoother mobile payments

Today's mobile payments experience has too many potential cracks in the system waiting to form that put a snag in the potential of a smooth ride start to finish. The industry should work to prevent such issues as much as possible.

PayPal sets the pace for the payments industry in 2018

PayPal sets the pace for the payments industry in 2018

For a company once known as a threat to the card networks and banks, PayPal is now an ally as it pushes forward with digital payments.

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.

How the EA Star Wars video game fiasco can be a lesson for banking, fintech

How the EA Star Wars video game fiasco can be a lesson for banking, fintech

Consumers want optimal value for the money they spent on a product. But when that doesn't go their way, expect backlash in a huge way.

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.

Target stakes claim to mobile payments with Wallet

Target stakes claim to mobile payments with Wallet

The company officially became the latest big-box retailer to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines the company's digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.

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.

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