Monday , June 18, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Google Gets Physical with the Debut of the Google Wallet Card

  Google Inc. today announced the availability of a payment card to accompany its Google Wallet online and smart phone-based service. The card, which is funded by money held in a consumer’s Google Wallet account, can be used at point-of-sale locations that accept MasterCard Inc. transactions. MasterCard was part of …

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Coin Gets Lots of Buzz, But May Get Devalued When the Euphoria Wears off, Experts Say

The Coin card, which officially launched last Thursday but is not yet available in the market, is generating a tidal wave of buzz in the press and on social-media sites but is not wowing payments experts contacted by Digital Transactions News. “It’s solving a problem that doesn’t really exist,” says …

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Isis Launches Nationwide in Face of Questions About Merchant And Consumer Adoption

  Consumers with compatible smart phones now can load the Isis mobile wallet onto their devices and pay with a tap anywhere contactless payments are accepted in the United States. Isis is a payment scheme backed by wireless carriers AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. The smart-phone wallet, which …

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Isis Official Gives a Broad Peek at Product Plans for 2014, Following National Rollout

A wider array of payment cards and more finely targeted advertising are among the features and capabilities the Isis mobile-payments venture previewed on Thursday for possible launch in 2014, following the venture's national rollout. In pulling back the curtain, however, the venture, which is backed by mobile-network behemoths AT&T Mobility, …

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Despite Brand Power And a Promising Start, MasterPass And V.me Face ‘Uphill Battle’

Consumers shopping at apparel retailer J.Crew Group Inc.’s e-commerce site now can use MasterCard Inc.’s MasterPass digital wallet, marking yet another merchant signing on to the program. In October, retailers Beyond the Rack and PC World and travel companies LastMinute.com and Porter Airlines also began offering MasterPass on their Web sites. …

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Working with a Startup, Google Cuts the Ties Between NFC And the Secure Element

For two years, Google Inc. and Verizon Wireless have been at odds, with Verizon blocking the online search giant’s access to SIM cards on Verizon devices for Google Wallet. But on Thursday Google released a new version of its Android mobile operating system that not only slices through that Gordian …

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IP Consolidator Unwired Planet Slaps Square with Suit Alleging Patent Infringement

Intellectual-property company Unwired Planet Inc. is suing Square Inc. alleging Square’s mobile-payments technologies infringe on three of its patents, Unwired Planet announced Monday. The suit asserts that mobile point-of-sale provider Square infringes on patents for wireless transactions and location-based services as used in Square Wallet, and location-based notifications as used …

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Decoupled Debit Scheme Pulls Up at the VeriFone Fuel Pump

Consumers this fall will be able to use their smart phones to pay for fuel at certain gas stations that use VeriFone Systems Inc. technology and offer National Payment Card Association’s mobile-payment app, VeriFone announced Monday. Point-of-sale terminal maker VeriFone says convenience store and gas station operators using its Smart …

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Retailer Beyond the Rack Signs Up for the MasterPass Online Wallet

  Online retailer Beyond the Rack is among the latest retailers to accept MasterCard Inc.’s MasterPass digital wallet service on its e-commerce site, the card brand recently announced. Beyond the Rack is a members-only online retailer that sells apparel and accessories. MasterPass is a wallet platform enables mobile payments by …

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Isis’s Abbott Takes the Wraps off New App As Wallet Nears National Rollout

The carrier-controlled Isis mobile-payments system on Monday unveiled a new version of its application and predicted that about 30 million mobile phones will support the near-field-communication-based product by the end of 2014. Speaking at an industry trade show in Las Vegas, Michael Abbott, Isis’s chief executive, demonstrated the new mobile …

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