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Mobile Payment System Rumble: Apple Pay Vs. Samsung Pay Vs. Android Pay

While they all have similar-sounding names, these mobile payment services have major differences. What’s the best for you to use?

Feature March 6, 2015

Say Buh-Bye To Softcard, Hello Google Wallet

It’s a bizarre turn of fate for the carrier-backed mobile payments system, which was conceived as a means to kill off Google Wallet.

Business March 5, 2015

Google Reportedly Introducing Android Pay At Google I/O: Hello Apple Pay

After Apple Pay’s phenomenal launch, Google attempts to revive its efforts at mobile payments with a new Android Pay API.

Business February 26, 2015

Google Acquires Tech From Softcard, Strikes Deal With U.S. Carriers

Google has acquired technology from Softcard, a mobile payments company. It will also see Google Wallet, the company's mobile payments platform, pre-installed on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2015

Week Ahead In Tech: Top 5 Headlines to Expect

This will be a busy week, given an address from President Barack Obama that will include cybersecurity strategy and proposals, along with industry news regarding new video games. This week will also provide details on Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, given the vendor's event on Wednesday.

Business Tech January 19, 2015

Softcard Buy will Boost Google Wallet

Google has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Softcard, which is jointly owned by AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. The acquisition will allow Google Wallet to better compete with Apple Pay.

Business January 17, 2015

Verifone Tries to Open Mobile Payment Floodgates with PAYware Mobile e355

While Apple has helped mobile payments, a single solution to unify all systems is still not available. Not for long, though.

Business January 12, 2015

Chevron Will Accept Apple Pay at Gas Stations in 2015

The Apple-Chevron partnership expands to accommodate Apple Pay at the gas pump next year.

Business December 30, 2014

Wonder why Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid and other retail giants said no to Apple Pay? Here's why

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have disabled support for Apple Pay in favor of a bulkier, less secure solution called CurrentC, which will not be around until next year.

Business October 29, 2014

Tips, tricks for making Apple Pay your favorite payment mode

Apple Pay has finally launched, with many now looking to their phones as their new preferred method of payment. Here are some things to consider before you do the same.

Apps/Software October 21, 2014

Mobile payment option coming to Subway menu, will you bite?

Subway will be installing NFC payment systems in over 26,000 of its stores. The company is partnering with Softcard, but will also accept NFC payments from any app that uses the technology.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 16, 2014

Isis dislikes ISIS: Mobile wallet app name changed to Softcard

The Isis Wallet app is rebranding to avoid any confusion with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group. The company is changing its name to Softcard.

Apps/Software September 4, 2014

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