Alipays finds way into Apple's retail stores in China

Apple will now accept Alipay in its stores in China, a move that many industry analysts believe the company needed to make considering the use of Apple Pay there continues to struggle. Reuters reported that Apple will accept Alipay at all 41 locations in China.

Singapore Airlines works on blockchain-based mobile loyalty app

Singapore Airlines announced Monday that it's working on what it calls the world's first blockchain-based airline loyalty digital wallet that will help unlock the value of frequent flyer miles to enable everyday spending at retail partners. "Innovation has been a...

Study: Consumers continue to adopt mobile P2P services

More than three-quarters (78 percent) of young adults age 18–34 use person-to-person payment services such as PayPal, Venmo, Google Wallet and Facebook Messenger. Of these, more than half (58 percent) use a P2P service at least once a month, and...

Volusion enables Apple Pay for merchant partners

Volusion, an all-in-one e-commerce platform on the market built specifically for the needs of small businesses, announced it is bringing Apple Pay, with the addition of a Buy Now button, to its merchants and their customers, according to a press...

Ingenico partners with Shangri-La Hotels for in-app payments

Ingenico Group and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have announced an extension of their global partnership that sees Ingenico integrate native, in-app payment functionality into Shangri-La's mobile app, according to a press release. Shangri-La's new mobile app enables guests to book...

Israel first Middle East country to accept Alipay

Israel Credit Card and OneBill will be cooperating with Chinese payment market leader Alipay to facilitate payments for Chinese visitors to Israel. The availability of Alipay means Israel becomes the first country in the Middle East in which it can...

Tender Greens latest QSR to go cashless

Tender Greens is going cashless by Jan. 29, according to an open letter published on its website. "To continue paying our team members a living wage, partnering with incredible farmers and ranchers who grow with integrity, and using high-quality ingredients...

Amazon Go opens doors in Seattle

Amazon has opened its Amazon Go store to consumers in Seattle, following a 14-month trial with company employees, according to The Seattle Times. Upon entering, customers scan a smartphone app that registers them into the store. After grabbing their items,...

Starbucks tests cashless store in downtown Seattle

Starbucks has gone cashless at one location in downtown Seattle as the coffee giant experiments with a growing trend among fast casual chains in the U.S. The Seattle Times first made the discovery and reported that Starbucks is testing the concept at only one store.

Shanghai metro preps for new mobile transit app

Subway commuters in Shanghai soon will be able to use a new mobile app to pay for fare via a QR code, according to a report from Caixin.  The Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has installed QR code reader at turnstiles in all 389 stations in the city to prepare for Saturday's the launch.

BMV acquires digital parking provider Parkmobile

The BMW Group has acquired Parkmobile LLC, the largest provider of mobile parking services in North America, with the intent of focusing on "the mobility of the future and investing heavily in tomorrow's technologies, including expanding its range of mobility...

Alipay expands reach with Blackhawk partnership

Blackhawk Network and Alipay have partnered to expand Alipay's mobile payment acceptance and engagement offerings to participating U.S. retailers, according to a press release. Blackhawk intends to roll out the service in select participating retailers beginning January 2018. Through this...

Verifone helps expand Alipay acceptance to select Lacoste US stores

Verifone and Alipay are expanding their global partnership to enable select Lacoste U.S. stores to accept Alipay, according to a press release. Lacoste is a French, sport-inspired lifestyle brand. Verifone and Alipay began partnering in 2016 to enable merchants in...

LevelUp's new Broadcast service combines live menus, mobile ordering via digital channels

LevelUp has announced the launch of its Broadcast service, which is intended to help restaurant brands to reach massive audiences of new consumers by enabling them to browse live menus, order ahead and pay directly from within a network of...

MasterCard, HERE to work on the connected car experience

MasterCard and HERE Technologies announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show an agreement to jointly create more connected experiences for people on the move in their vehicles, according to a press release. Under the agreement, the two companies will...

Google rebrands payments programs as Google Pay

Google has brought all of its payments platforms under one umbrella with a new name: Google Pay. "With Google Pay, it'll be easier for you to use the payment information saved to your Google Account, so you can speed through...

Bango partners with Netflix for direct carrier billing in Mexico

Bango has partnered with Netflix to launch carrier billing for Netflix subscriptions in Mexico, according to a press release. Customers who sign up to Netflix can now pay using their pre- or post-paid mobile phone bill. Enabled by Bango, carrier...

Klarna Payments expands e-commerce reach with ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide has announced an extended partnership with Klarna that will enable online businesses in 10 major markets, including the U.S. and U.K., to easily integrate Klarna's payment products through an API and offer shoppers a better checkout process that...

USA Technologies helps Missouri vending company capture cashless payments

USA Technologies, a payment technology service provider of integrated cashless and mobile transactions in the self-service retail market, has announced an expanded agreement with Jackson Brothers of the South, a full-service vending, catering, and food service company based in Springfield,...

Cubic to provide Los Angeles area with regional smart card transit platform

Cubic Corporation's Cubic Transportation Systems business division has been awarded a contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to deliver an integrated mobile app in support of the regional contactless fare system in that area, according to a...

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