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Best Buy remains in MCX group despite move toward Apple Pay

Best Buy said Tuesday that it will support Apple Pay mobile payments while remaining a member of the MCX group of retailers that is pushing an alternate pay system called CurrentC

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Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, breaks ranks with rival system

Best Buy will let customers use Apple Pay to make purchases on its app through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, thus appearing to break ranks with a group of leading U.S. merchants backing a rival payment system.

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CurrentC mobile pay to kick off in a single market midyear

Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) said Monday it expects to launch an early version of its CurrentC mobile payment app midyear in an unnamed, midsize market.

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The Zen of Apple Pay

As predicted, Apple Pay is transforming public perception of mobile payments.

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Apple is also transforming air travel

The International Air Transport Association aims to ensure 80 per cent of all air passengers get self-service options across their journey by 2020. Apple’s technologies are enabling this target to be met.

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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.

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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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