13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

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13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

Apple Pay is now available to some iPhone and iPad users, with Monday marking the start of Apple’s new mobile payment system many have dubbed “the credit card killer.” CEO Tim Cook announced the program launch at a company event Oct. 16, about a month after unveiling the newest iPhones and the Apple Watch. The… Read More

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

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ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay, the new mobile payments service introduced by Apple this week, could ultimately set the security and privacy benchmarks for digital wallets much higher. Even so, the hunt for security holes and privacy gaps in Apple’s new digital wallet has commenced. It won’t take long for both white-hat researchers and well-funded criminal hackers to uncover… Read More

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

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All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

Regardless of which Apple rumor du jour you choose to believe, all indications are that Apple will unveil its new iWallet mobile payments solution Tuesday. But don’t throw away your real wallet anytime soon.  Cash is still king. Sure, making payments using your iPhone is “cool” – particularly for millennials and those want to prove… Read More

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

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The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

It sounds almost like a magic trick: Make a purchase through a magnetic field. But that’s exactly what Loop does. It’s a new mobile payment gadget, available now in fob form and in April as an iPhone case. The Loop Fob and Loop ChargeCase generate magnetic fields like magnetic stripe credit cards do when swiped…. Read More

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

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Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Last year was a turning point for mobile payments, according to the 2013 MasterCard Mobile Payments Study. It’s the second year MasterCard conducted the study, which tracks social media conversations to gauge consumer and merchant sentiment toward technological advances in digital transactions. Based on the insight gained from observing 13 million conversations on Facebook, Twitter,… Read More

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

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Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

As part of the ongoing push toward new payment options made possible by emerging technologies, the world’s largest payment processor recently gave a well-known smartphone manufacturer the go-ahead to start creating a mobile payment platform. Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones, recently had its proposed mobile payments system… Read More

Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

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Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

Will Mobile Technology Help Banks in the Long Run?

In recent years, the rate at which consumers adopted rapidly-advancing mobile technologies is considerable, and many companies are trying to get in on the ground floor in an effort to engender more use of their products. Banking is no exception to this rule, as many financial institutions – both large and small – are now… Read More

Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

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Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

Bank of America to Launch Mobile Payments

The mobile payment industry has grown quite crowded in the last few years as more companies, both large and small, see the inherent value in offering independent businesses an alternative to the current transaction processing system. Bank of America is the latest such company to roll out this kind of mobile payment processing platform, the… Read More

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

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AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

AmEx Membership Rewards Points Go Mobile

American Express’s Membership Rewards program has been renowned for offering one of the most flexible rewards programs. Cardmembers can redeem their points for travel reservations, airline miles, or statement credits. And today, American Express has just added the option of mobile gift cards that can be redeemed for in-store purchases at select retailers. How mobile… Read More

Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

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Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

Mobile Wallet Interest Driven Mostly By Marketing

Lots of attention has been paid to mobile wallet programs in the past several months, and while many are excited about the spending options these present, others note that there may be another motive for developers. The companies behind mobile purchasing platforms like Google Wallet and Isis may be giving consumers a new way to… Read More

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