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Mobile payments to tally just 1% of all U.S. consumer spending in 2019

The emergence of Apple Pay has led some technology early adopters to predict that mobile payments will dominate U.S. consumer spending in the next decade. Yet to others, the idea that most Americans will use a mobile wallet in 2025,...

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A guide to top mobile payments options

The launch of Apple Pay last month jump-started the mobile payments business, with several firms now pushing hard to become your preferred payment method.

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Apple Pay will generate millions of dollars this season

Apple could generate a billion dollars through its currently U.S.-only Apple Pay service across the next year, and is likely to generate millions of dollars on Black Friday sales alone.

Starbucks says 1 in 6 of its payments are already mobile

Starbucks says it's already handling almost 7 million a week at its U.S. coffee shops.

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Major banks prep their own mobile payment apps

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps in 2015.

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Apple Pay rival MCX defends security after hackers steal emails

The Merchant Customer Exchange, a consortium of 58 U.S. retailers whose mobile payment network will take on Apple Pay next year, today fired back against concerns over a hack that pilfered consumer email addresses.

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Getting chipped: Why I will live with an NFC chip implant for a year

René Schoemaker has been living with an NFC chip in his left hand since Sept. 25. He plans to keep it for a year.

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CEO Tim Cook calls merchants' refusal to accept Apple Pay a 'skirmish'

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the battle with retailers like Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and others over mobile payments only a "skirmish" while speaking at the Wall Street Journal's technology conference.

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Apple Pay becomes a hard pill to swallow for CVS

Apple's new NFC mobile payment system -- Apple Pay -- has received generally positive reviews from users and journalists alike. On the other hand, a group of retailers known as Merchant Customer Exchange recently had a...

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Here's why Rite Aid and CVS turned off Apple Pay

Recent moves by the drugstore chains to stop taking mobile payments from Apple Pay and other NFC-enabled systems are part of a heated battle between retailers and credit card companies,

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The Apple Pay refuseniks at CVS won’t win this battle

The CVS network's decision not to support Apple Pay doesn't matter too much -- its alternative mobile payments system won't catch on and customers will just pay cash.

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Want to use Apple Pay or Google Wallet? Avoid Rite Aid

Just days after the launch of Apple Pay, Rite Aid has stopped accepting the payment system at 4,600 stores in the U.S.

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Apple Pay's next move: phone-to-phone payments?

The NFC standard that's at the center of Apple Pay also allows payments to be made directly between smartphones.

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Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

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MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

MasterCard is testing a contactless payment card with a built-in fingerprint reader that can authorize high-value payments without requiring the user to enter a PIN.

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Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

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We just might put a dent in data breaches

New developments in payment technology could show the way to keep credit card data away from the prying eyes of cyberthieves.

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Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

Apple fans who stood in line for hours in hopes of buying the 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus were disappointed to find none in stock at both the AT&T and Verizon stores in this college town west of Washington, D.C.

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