Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Apple Embeds NFC in Its New iPad Air 2, Stirring Speculation About Its Mobile POS Plans

When Apple Inc. officially launched its Apple Pay mobile-payments service on Monday, all eyes were on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the smart phones that carry the near-field communication (NFC) technology that makes Apple Pay work in stores. But now it turns out Apple has also embedded an …

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Would-Be Apple Pay Users Disappointed When Rite Aid Apparently Turns Off NFC

By Jim Daly As a complex new technology-based service, Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay was certain to hit some speed bumps after it debuted Oct. 20. Sure enough, reports of glitches surfaced, such as about 1,000 double charges on Apple Pay transactions funded by Bank of America Corp. debit cards. But …

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Eye on E-Commerce: Jumio Debuts M-Commerce Service; Flint Offers Online Payment Service

  Two payment-services companies have separately introduced services designed to make it easier for merchants and consumers to engage in e-commerce and mobile commerce. Payments-and-authentication-services provider Jumio Inc.’s newest service aims to make it easier for consumers to shop using smart phones and tablets. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Jumio says its …

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With New Perkwave App, Harbortouch Leverages Apple Pay for a Pay-at-Table Solution

With Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payments platform launching Monday, many in the payments business are focused on the contactless technology’s potential to change in-store payments behavior. But Apple Pay works within apps, as well, opening up an even wider variety of markets for Apple, including sit-down restaurants. Harbortouch, an Allentown, …

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Apple Pay Works, But It Can’t Speed up Lines of Non-Users

  The big news about my test today of Apple Pay, the contactless payment scheme for use with Apple Inc. smart phones and tablets, is that there was no big news. It worked. Each transaction on the first day of availability went through quickly, with a notification popping up on …

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U.S. Mobile Payments Forecasted to Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014

  Making a mobile payment is not commonplace yet, but the trend is heading that way, at least if a forecast from research firm eMarketer Inc. holds true. Mobile payments in the United States in 2014 are predicted to reach $3.5 billion, more than double the 2013 figure of $1.59 …

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Heartland CEO Predicts Apple Pay Will Force MCX To Abandon Mobile-Wallet Exclusivity

Never one to mince words, Bob Carr, chief executive of the big merchant acquirer Heartland Payment Systems Inc., predicts that demand for Apple Inc.’s new Apple Pay mobile-payment service will force the retailer-controlled Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) to abandon a policy of requiring its members to accept only MCX’s CurrentC …

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Clover Adding Apple Pay Contactless And In-App Capabilities to Its POS System

  Clover Network Inc., maker of the Clover tablet-based point-of-sale system, will be ready to accept Apple Pay contactless payment and in-app transactions when the scheme is released some time this month. That’s the word from Leonard Speiser, Clover co-founder and president. The Clover POS system will be able to …

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Discover Exec Warns Top ISO Execs They Face Loss of Relevance in Wake of Apps

The arrival of technology companies and other new players in the payments business has left merchant processors scratching their heads over how to work with these emerging brands. Companies like Apple Inc., which has the potential to change both consumer and merchant behavior, have sent independent sales organizations scrambling to …

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Boku Emboldens Mobile Carrier Billing Position With mopay Acquisition

  San Francisco-based Boku Inc. has bought mopay Inc., bolstering its position among carrier billers, Boku announced Tuesday. Germany-based mopay, with a U.S. office in Palo Alto, Calif., says it processes more than 5 million monthly transactions and works with more than 400 mobile operators. Boku has built connections to …

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