Friday , February 22, 2019

Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Apple’s Boss Sums up Apple Pay: ‘Astronomical’ Growth, But on a ‘Very Small’ Base

Apple Inc. is notoriously tightlipped about how its Apple Pay mobile-payments service is doing, and the occasion of the computing giant’s quarterly earnings call late Tuesday was no exception. Still, while Apple chief executive Tim Cook said little to satisfy widespread curiosity about the wallet’s adoption and usage among consumers, …

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Contactless Transit Payments Could Bloom Globally With Cubic’s TfL Licensing Deal

A little bit of London may find its way into the hands of U.S. transit riders. Cubic Transportation Systems, a unit of Cubic Corp., will license contactless ticketing technology developed by Transport for London, the U.K. capital’s transit agency, for use with similar agencies around the world. TfL’s technology enables transit …

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Telcos Fade Even Further From the Mobile-Wallet Scene With the Collapse of Suretap

The failure of Suretap Wallet L.P., the Canadian mobile-payments service controlled by five telecommunications companies, raises further questions about the role, if any, telcos will play in this business, experts tell Digital Transactions News. Suretap, which announced Friday it will shut down effective Aug. 26 after barely more than a …

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Samsung Pay Users Have Higher Satisfaction Rates Than Apple Pay Users: Report

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service launched by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. a year after Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay debuted, appears to be faring better with consumers despite Apple Pay’s higher adoption rate. In its most recent Mobile Pay Tracker, New York-based Auriemma Consulting Group, found that 92% of Samsung …

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Seamless Mobile Wallet Adds NFC Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Early Warning Services LLC said the three latest banks to start offering real-time person-to-person payments on its clearXchange network are Capital One, Chase, and Wells Fargo. ClearXchange members Bank of America and U.S. Bank had already introduced the service. As things stand, Chase customers can send and receive payments …

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COMMENTARY: Lessons Learned From NFC Failures

During the last 20 years, I’ve worked for, consulted for, partnered with, or analyzed hundreds of payments companies and thousands of other firms that are in some way connected with payments companies, either as customers, prospects, or partners. Many of those companies have been highly successful, some explosively so. Others …

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Microsoft Introduces a Windows 10-Based Mobile Wallet With NFC Capability

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday joined the mobile-payments race in earnest by announcing it is making near-field communication capability available on Microsoft Wallet for in-store transactions. The wallet works with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The new payments feature is limited for now to members of Microsoft’s Windows Insiders program “in …

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You’ve Heard of Honor-All-Cards. Now Retailers Are Battling Honor-All-Wallets

The latest battle between merchants and the major card brands has been brewing behind the scenes for months but went public Thursday when an advocacy group for big-box retailers charged that a new twist on network rules is slowing the progress of mobile payments. The controversy involves regulations long maintained …

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COMMENTARY: What Businesses Should Know About Unattended-Payment Solutions

The use of credit cards in the United States is rising, and new payment options like Apple Pay and Android Pay are gaining popularity. You can bet consumers paying at parking meters, vending machines, or pharmacy-pickup windows will start to expect the convenience of these multiple payment options. 1. EMV …

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Banks Likely To Emulate Wells Fargo’s Pioneering Payment-Enabled Mobile Wallet

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.’s announcement Tuesday that it would launch a mobile wallet with payments capability built into the Android version of its banking app could be a win for the bank, and herald similar moves by other banks. That’s the assessment from Daniel Van Dyke, an analyst at Javelin …

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