Mobile Payments

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Canadian banks play hardball with Apple Pay moving north

Apple Pay is poised to cross the border into Canada this fall, but some Canadian banks are reportedly concerned that Apple wants a bigger cut of each transaction than it takes in the U.S.


Jawbone to have AmEx payments in future fitness band

Fitness-band maker Jawbone and American Express plan to allow cardholders to buy goods using a future fitness band equipped with NFC, according to a report.

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Apple Pay adoption 'amazing,' says POS chief

Apple Pay adoption has been "amazing," says Revel Systems co-founder and CTO, Christopher Ciabarra.

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Move over, Apple Pay; CurrentC due by mid-2015

The mobile payments space is about to get more crowded with the launch this year of CurrentC, a platform backed by some of the country's biggest retailers.

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Switch to new chip card stirs up e-payments industry

A behind-the-scenes switch in the payments industry coming in October will change the way U.S. consumers shop and could bring wider acceptance for Apple Pay and its competitors.

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Broadcom hopes to integrate mobile payments into your next PC

Chip maker Broadcom wants to increase the number of devices that can accept mobile payments with a new microcontroller for PCs and Internet of Things products.

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Apple Watch won't boost Apple Pay payments by much

The Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, but it's unlikely that the smartwatch, coming April 24, will significantly boost the number of mobile payments made by U.S. customers.

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Most Apple Pay users report problems

Apple Pay is coming up short for many people who attempt to use the mobile payment service.

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New malware program PoSeidon targets point-of-sale systems

Retailers beware: A new Trojan program targets point-of-sale (PoS) terminals, stealing payment card data that can then be abused by cybercriminals.

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How does Apple Pay work on the Apple Watch?

So, it's April 25, 2015, you've got your shiny, new Apple Watch and you want to spend some hard-earned cash using Apple Pay. Here's what you need to know.

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Apple 'springs forward' with more than just the Watch

While Apple Watch was the main reason Apple execs were on stage Monday, they had a lot more to offer than just rehashing the new wearable's features.

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Mobile wallet space heats up as PayPal buys Paydiant

PayPal is purchasing startup Paydiant to strength its mobile wallet offerings as competition in the space grows.

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Samsung's grand obsession with the iPhone

Is Samsung obsessed with outdoing the Apple iPhone? Not exactly, but it's a fair question.

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Battle over mobile payments is raging

Mobile in-store payments could grow dramatically in the U.S. as a result of a battle brewing among tech giants Google, Samsung and Apple.

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Rating the payment options

How does the security of 3 mag-stripe credit card alternatives stack up?

Google to buy mobile wallet technology from Softcard

Google has reached a deal with three big U.S. wireless carriers to acquire "technology and capabilities" from Softcard, a competing mobile wallet app developed jointly by the carriers.

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Samsung looks to LoopPay for mobile pay foothold

Samsung is expected to unveil its newly-acquired LoopPay mobile magnetic payment technology inside the Galaxy S6 smartphone, a move aimed at keeping Samsung relevant in mobile payments.

Samsung buys LoopPay to counter Apple Pay

Samsung Electronics has acquired LoopPay, a U.S. mobile payments firm that could help it counter the Apple Pay mobile payments system.

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