You can now send or receive payments within group conversations on Facebook Messenger, a much-needed expansion of the previously person-to-person feature. Here’s how group payments on Messenger work.
Apps/Software April 11, 2017
Google’s mobile payment service, Android Pay is now reportedly supporting over 600 banks in the U.S. Nearly 31 new financial institutions have been now added to the list of Android Pay.
Apps/Software March 2, 2017
Apple Pay users in Australia are willing to switch their bank so that they are able to use the mobile payment service. Three major Australian banks do not support Apple Pay even now.
Apple February 12, 2017
Samsung announced the launch of a new rewards program for Samsung Pay users, introducing Samsung Rewards. The program aims to incentivize users to rely on the service more by offering various perks when they shop with Samsung Pay.
Apps/Software November 15, 2016
Mastercard has teamed up with several banks to make in-store mobile payments more accessible. The Masterpass global digital payment service promises security, convenience and wide availability.
Business Tech July 16, 2016
Samsung officially announced a new partnership with China's largest online payments platform, adding Alipay support to Samsung Pay. The deal should significantly facilitate the mobile payment process, making it faster and more convenient.
Business Tech May 20, 2016
Samsung announced its mobile payment system will launch in Australia, Singapore and Brazil.
Smartphones January 5, 2016
MasterCard announced an attractive promotion for Apple Pay users in London, allowing them to enjoy free public transit. Called 'Free Fare Mondays,' the offer is valid for each Monday until Dec. 14.
Apps/Software November 24, 2015
MasterCard rolled out a new program meant to upgrade a lot of Internet connected objects to mobile payment gadgets. Names such as General Motors, Nymi, Ringly, Capital One and TrackR agreed to assist MasterCard in the mobile payment program.
Gadgets October 28, 2015
Samsung Pay competes against the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay and it's apparently quite the strong contender. New data reveals that it already topped one million users in its home country after just two months on the market, while also detailing what consumers use it for on a daily basis.
Apps/Software October 27, 2015
New York City's Taxi & Limousine Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a pilot program to place new credit card payment technology in cabs. This will remove those apparently much-maligned screens.
Gadgets October 15, 2015
Starbucks has announced that its mobile payment and order app is now available across the U.S., for both iOS and Android devices. The news comes as more and more retailers are taking advantage of mobile payment systems.
Apps/Software September 22, 2015
Mobile payments seem to be a window to the future, and Samsung is searching for the best vantage point. Strong competition is expected from Google and Apple, both offering similar services.
Business September 10, 2015
Get ready to send money from your wrist. The money exchange app Square Cash now lets you send and receive money right from your Apple Watch.
Apps/Software August 19, 2015
Nymi, MasterCard and TD Bank are currently testing mobile payments authenticated by a person's heartbeat.
Wearable Tech August 13, 2015
The mobile payment market continues to grow, so here is your guide to what banks, companies and retailers accept Apple Pay, Android Pay, and PayPal, along with which ones will support Samsung Pay.
Apps/Software August 5, 2015
Facebook now makes it easy to send money to friends and family via Messenger.
Apps/Software July 1, 2015
Will Microsoft release its own mobile payments system to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet?
Business April 7, 2015
Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has demonstrated a new payment system that uses facial recognition technology. The new system would allow users to pay for items by simply taking a selfie with their smartphone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 19, 2015
Alohar Mobile has announced new software that will use the sensors on smartphones to track each user's unique walk. This gait could then be used for authentication purposes like a fingerprint for secure services like mobile payments.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2015
Mobile payments are gearing up for a big year thanks to several factors, including the launch of Apple Pay and retailer incentives to consumers to use the technology. But as industry watchers note, there are still a few challenges to hurdle before mass adoption.
Apps/Software January 6, 2015
Samsung is rumored to be in talks with a mobile payments startup that could help the Korean tech company penetrate the market more widely than Apple Pay. The service would work with card readers, making it simpler for merchants to adopt the system.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 16, 2014
Alibaba Group's founder Jack Ma has revealed that he is keen on collaborating with Apple on mobile payments. Ma would also like to reverse the goods flow trend and retail American and European products in China.
Deals October 29, 2014
There have been ups and downs early on as Apple Pay attempts to drive deep into the mobile payments market. But for Apple CEO Tim Cook, the struggles of his company's virtual wallet platform pale in comparison with its victories.
Apps/Software October 28, 2014
Jack Ma, the richest person in China, wants to join forces with Apple CEO Tim Cook on an endeavor to expand Apple Pay. Though Apple's virtual wallet system has had its challenges, it welcomed more than 1 million new accounts within its first 72 hours of availability, says Cook.
Apps/Software October 28, 2014
Apple has launched Apple Pay, but the company is not the only one to offer a mobile payment system. Google released Google Wallet way back in 2011 and while well ahead of Apple it's been met with little success.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2014
Apple rolls out Apple Pay. Now, you can pay with your iPhone at select retail stores, and as Tim Cook promised, paying with Apple Pay is as easy as pie.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 21, 2014
Apple has announced a launch date for its mobile payment system, Apple Pay. The company says the system will be launched Monday, Oct. 20, boasting hundreds of new retailers and banks supporting the technology.
Apps/Software October 16, 2014
Apple Pay launches on Oct. 18, according to an image of an alleged internal memo. With a press conference set for Oct 16, Apple would have two days to get people excited again about its virtual wallet system.
Apps/Software October 13, 2014
Many major retailers remain pessimistic about Apple Pay and financial institutions could be preparing to undermine the service. On the other hand, there are still masses of individuals who believe the digital wallet will revolutionize the way the world does business.
Apps/Software October 8, 2014
Screenshots and videos taken by a student developer reveals that Facebook Messenger has a mobile payment feature that could launch in the near-future.
Internet Culture October 6, 2014
Videos and images purport to show a 4.7-inch iPhone 6. It's the most convincing depiction of an iPhone 6 to date, but it still smells like a clone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 7, 2014
The rumors keep flowing as Apple prepares to display its latest products at the same location where the late Steve Jobs introduced the Mac. The iPhone 6 will include a 'one-handed' mode and the iWatch will bear a flexible face are among the latest entries.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2014
Rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 continue to surface, most recently surrounding the inclusion of an NFC chip. This could completely change mobile payments and could also bring a host of other features to the new device.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 3, 2014
Apple may be preparing to throw its weight behind the tech world's push for mobile payments. Leaked images of what appears to be an iPhone 6 logic board show the inclusion of a near field communications chip.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 1, 2014
The iPhone 6 will change the way many people purchase products, according to insiders. While mobile payment systems already exist, the iPhone 6's NFC chip and Apple's virtual wallet are expected to deliver the infrastructure required to draw the masses.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 1, 2014
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey may have a flop on his hands with start-up Square. After the company reported a $100 million loss for last year, reports surfaced that Square may be looking to sell. New reports hint that Square has approached Apple and Google.
Business April 22, 2014
People paying for goods and services using their iPhones or iPads? That might be possible in the near future especially with new reports that Apple plans to expand its mobile payment system.
Business January 25, 2014