Tag: Mobile Payments

Facebook Outs Group Payments Support On Messenger: Here’s How It Works

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

Android Pay: Google's Mobile Payment Service Now Supports More Than 600 Banks In US

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 Customers Willing To Switch Bank To Use The Mobile Payment Service

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 Pay Rewards Program Brings Unprecedented Incentives For A Digital Wallet: Here's How It Works

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 Announces Masterpass Global Digital Payment Service To Make In-Store Mobile Payments More Accessible

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 Pay Taps Alipay, China's Largest Online Payments Platform

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 Pay Coming Soon To Australia, Singapore And Brazil

Samsung announced its mobile payment system will launch in Australia, Singapore and Brazil.

Smartphones January 5, 2016

MasterCard Announces 'Fare Free Mondays': Free Public Transit In London For Apple Pay Users

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 Unveils Program To Turn Every Gadget Or Wearable Into A Mobile Payment Device

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 On The Rise: Tops 1M Users In Home Country After Just Two Months

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

Commission Votes To Remove TV Screens From New York City Taxis

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 Announces Nationwide Rollout Of Mobile Order & Pay Service

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

25,000: Number Of Users Signing Up For Samsung Pay Every Day

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

Square Cash Launches Apple Watch App

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 And MasterCard Are Testing Wristband-Based Payments Authenticated By Your Heartbeat

Nymi, MasterCard and TD Bank are currently testing mobile payments authenticated by a person's heartbeat.

Wearable Tech August 13, 2015

Mobile Payment Guide: Which Banks And Retailers Support Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and PayPal

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 Users In The U.S. Can Now Send P2P Payments Via Messenger

Facebook now makes it easy to send money to friends and family via Messenger.

Apps/Software July 1, 2015

Microsoft Sets Up Microsoft Payments: What We Know So Far

Will Microsoft release its own mobile payments system to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet?

Business April 7, 2015

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Introduces ‘Pay-With-Selfie’ Technology

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 Patents System That Detects Your Unique Walking Style For Authentication

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 Payment Boasts Rosy Future, But Some Obstacles Remain in Play

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 Mulling Wireless Payment Strategy à la Apple Pay

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 working with Apple on mobile payments? Why not, says Jack Ma

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

Apple Pay snubs, stumbles no biggie, claims CEO Tim Cook

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

Alibaba: We'd love to hook up with Apple Pay and Tim Cook is just as interested

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 Pay vs. Google Wallet: Which is the better mobile payment system?

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 Pay sees limited rollout: What you should know

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 Pay launching Monday, 500 more banks on board

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 retail debut may be Oct. 18, claim rumors

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

Apple Pay: Will it live up to the hype or get shelved sooner rather than later?

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

Facebook Messenger hack shows mobile payments may be launched soon

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

Working iPhone 6 video surfaces on Web: Fake or real deal? (Video)

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

IPhone 6 countdown: 4 days and iWatch rumor mill gaining more steam every day

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

Apple iPhone 6 countdown: 6 days to go, mobile payment strategy in the works

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

iPhone 6 rumors: NFC chip in new Apple smartphone may revolutionize mobile payment industry (Video)

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

Apple partners up to make credit payment a go on iPhone 6, claim reports

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

Square cries SOS, considers sale to Google, Apple and others after $100 million loss

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

Apple may launch own mobile payment system soon to battle Isis and Google Wallet

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

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