Monday , December 10, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Many Questions Hang Over Samsung’s LoopPay Deal And What Will Come Next

There’s a simple reason why Samsung Electronics America Inc. bought LoopPay Inc.: It wants a “truly digital wallet.” That’s the reason given by David Eun, Samsung executive vice president and head of the mega-corporation’s investment unit, Samsung Global Innovation Center. “We have a shared vision to inspire users to transition …

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Visa Expands Checkout Availability; Says User Base Climbs to More Than 3 Million

Visa Inc. on Thursday said it is expanding the availability of its Visa Checkout online and mobile wallet to 13 more nations beyond the three original ones. Starting today, consumers in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and China can use Visa Checkout to pay for purchases on …

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Samsung Buys LoopPay, a Key Building Block for a Samsung M-Payments Service

LoopPay Inc., the mobile payments company that relies on magnetic fields to connect devices to point-of-sale terminals, has a new owner: Samsung Electronics America Inc. The deal, announced in an email to LoopPay users, all but confirms that smart-phone maker Samsung has plans to launch what has been a much-rumored …

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Once They Use It, Consumers Favor NFC Over QR Codes, NFC Forum Survey Says

More consumers are satisfied using near-field communications (NFC) technology with their smart phones than express the same satisfaction using Quick Response codes, finds a survey by Strategy Analytics Inc., a Boston-based consulting firm. In the survey, commissioned by NFC advocate group NFC Forum, 76% of consumers said they were satisfied …

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COMMENTARY: Ignore the Naysayers! Here’s Why Apple Pay Will Be a Winner

Here’s a resolution that the payments industry should consider: Stop doubting market capabilities and start anticipating currents within the technological wave. With the unveiling of Apple Pay, naysayers are already coming out in full force. However, I’ve spent considerable time in the card-not-present environment, giving me a unique perspective on …

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It’s Quieter Than Starbucks, But Cumberland’s Mobile App Is Ringing up Results, Too

Gasoline retailer Cumberland Farms, which operates nearly 600 stores in eight Northeastern states, is proving you don’t have to sell fancy coffee concoctions to generate impressive results with a mobile app. The program, which Cumberland calls SmartPay, enrolled 100,000 customers in the first 45 days after its 2013 launch—a response …

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It’s Not the Only Factor, But Security Looms Large as Consumers Eye Mobile Payments: Survey

  Despite all of the hype about mobile payments, consumer concerns about security, convenience and where they can use smart phones have yet to be addressed, finds a survey from The 451 Group. Of the more than 4,100 North American consumers polled in December, 84% cited security as the top …

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No Argument Here: Younger Consumers More Likely To Use Mobile Wallets

Twice as many 18-to-34 years old consumers, 32%, are likely to use mobile wallets like Apple Pay or Google Wallet as those 35 and older (16%), according to a survey of more than 900 adults by Fair Isaac Corp. That divide is even more pronounced among respondents 50 years or …

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As Apple Closes in on Samsung, the Rivals Get Set to Lock Horns in M-Payments

With Apple Inc.’s record results in the fourth quarter, the computer giant appears to be closing in on long-time rival Samsung for dominance in the crucial worldwide smart-phone market. Meanwhile, Samsung is working to catch up with Apple Pay, the highly publicized mobile-payments service Apple launched in October. For now, …

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Apple CEO Pronounces Apple Pay’s ‘First Inning’ a Success, but Gives Few Details

Apple Inc. chief executive Tim Cook said Tuesday afternoon that Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile-payment service is doing well three months after its launch, but he gave few details during the company’s latest quarterly earnings call. “Apple Pay is off to a very strong start,” Cook said in his opening …

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