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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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Encryption, secure payments to be pushed at White House cyber summit

The White House heads west to Silicon Valley on Friday looking for ideas on how to improve the nation's cybersecurity, and members of President Barack Obama's administration are likely to get an earful.

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Why won't mobile retailers do what's necessary to prevent fraud?

There are products and methodologies available that could reduce the incidences of fraud but only a minority are using them.

People don't trust mobile wallets and apps

A survey of 15,000 mobile users in 15 countries found that their trust level in mobile payments is degraded because they believe that payment systems aren't secure or they don't trust a service or online merchant.

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Swatch readies smartwatch to face off against Apple Watch

Swatch, a Swiss company know for creating timepieces with vibrant hues, plans to launch a smartwatch in the next three months.

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Visa, MasterCard ‘excited’ by Apple Pay

Visa and MasterCard CEOs seem to suggest Apple Pay's international rollout is coming fast...

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Will the U.S. be ready with secure chip cards and payment terminals?

Only about half of the 12 million merchant payment terminals in the U.S. will be converted to accept more secure smart credit and debit cards and NFC-ready smartphones by the end of 2015, according to financial officials working to...

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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A glimpse of the smartwatch of 2020

In five years, smartwatches may be like fully functioning smartphones, only smaller and able to run apps as well as make calls and take photos.

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Apple security faces biggest test in 2015

Apple's platforms are likely to suffer their most intensive security tests yet in 2015.

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Hold the phone, McDonald’s

The fast food giant’s drive-through Apple Pay implementation is kludgy and uncomfortable for both the customer and the employee. Is anyone testing this stuff?


Open authentication spec from FIDO Alliance moves beyond passwords

An open industry alliance that includes many of the world's biggest vendors released specs Tuesday that promise to secure online communications without passwords.

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Record iPhone 6 sales as the Apple crowd defines the mobile lifestyle

iPhones made up four out of the five best-selling smartphone models over the past three months, Kantar Worldpanel said today.

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iOS trumps Android in mobile shopping. So what?

Apple iPhone and iPad owners put their stamp on holiday sales in the U.S. last week, accounting for the bulk of revenue booked from mobile devices. But what's that really mean in the Android/iOS battle?


Apple Pay users spend big

Apple Pay users are already three times more likely to spend $250 or more than those on other services

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Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

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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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