Mobile Payments

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The case for bitcoin

Cryptocurrency promises online transactions at lower cost and with better security. Will the current leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin, succeed? The industry needs to get more creative.

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Visa shows in-car payments and with a wave of your hand

As Internet of Things devices become ubiquitous, consumers will someday pay for gas, parking and tolls from their cars without using a credit card or even stepping out of the vehicle.

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On Apple Watch, China and the FBI

Apple Pay will define the success of Apple Watch in China -- but the FBI could undermine the plan

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Apple Watch 2 coming after up-to-29% discount? (and ST:C)

Apple Watch at $100 off: This is what’s been blowing up the fanboi feeds the past few days -- but what could it mean? Some say the Apple Watch 2 launch is nigh, so stockists are draining the channel of the original units...

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Security eureka moments in New York taxicabs

There’s something about a New York cab that lends itself to imparting lessons on technology and security.

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Apple partners with UnionPay to bring Apple Pay to China

Apple has partnered with China UnionPay, the state-run company that is the country's only bank-card issuer, to bring Apple Pay to the People's Republic of China.

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Walmart Pay gives retailer strategic advantage, building off existing app

Walmart jumped out with a natively built mobile payment technology that works with any iOS or Android phone and any major credit or debit card.

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Walmart to roll out its own mobile payment system

Walmart is rolling out in its stores its own smartphone-based payment system that uses QR code technology rather than near-field communication, or NFC, which is used in the payment systems of Apple and Google.

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Lenders may eye smartphone use before giving you a loan

Smartphone usage is likely to be tracked soon in the U.S. to determine whether you qualify for a loan or figure out what interest rate to charge.

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Visa will help Swatch's not-so-smart watch make payments in US

Swatch's Bellamy is a 'smart' watch that tells time, makes payments and not much else

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Square IPO priced at $9, seen as test of whether tech startups are still hot

Payments processor Square priced its initial public offering at a level far lower than expected. The price was seen as a test of how public markets will evaluate new, high-flying startups some of which have seen valuations of more...

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Apple's P2P mobile payment service would 'create a shockwave' in the industry

If Apple creates a mobile person-to-person payment service as recently reported, it could rock the banking and payments world as never before, some analysts believe.

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Apple Pay: Apple's secret weapon for emerging economies

Person-to-person Apple Pay payments will widen Apple’s appeal in emerging economies


Apple said to be planning person-to-person payments service

Apple is in talks with major banks on an extension of its Apple Pay service that would allow person-to-person payments, according to a report.

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U.S. innovation will beat European planning in mobile payments

Europe’s plan to reduce credit card fraud in stores by using smart cards achieved its goal. The U.S.’s more flexible and spontaneous approach will achieve much more.

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Smartphone mobile payments: An end-of-year level-set

The mobile payment industry has changed dramatically and permanently, resulting in a wealth of new opportunities for mobile payments -- and a whole bunch of confusion. When it comes to mobile payments, the choice is a daunting one...

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Apple Pay at 1 year: Growing, but slowly

A year after its launch, Apple Pay has seen some significant growth in the U.S. But the mobile payment service has a ways to go to get to wide adoption.

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Iris-scanning ATM, any 'smart' thing as MasterCard payment device, Visa tokenization

In the name of more secure yet convenient payments, MasterCard will allow any 'smart' thing to be used as a payment device and Visa integrated online tokenization to replace credit card info with unique digital identifiers. At...

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