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JPMorgan Chase enters into new Kroger mobile payments deal

JPMorgan Chase enters into new Kroger mobile payments deal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Chase Pay mobile wallet will soon be entering the largest American supermarket chain. Kroger mobile payments will soon become an option for customers at the massive U.S. grocery store chain by way of a new deal with JPMorgan. The reason is that the supermarket has agreed to start accepting the bank’s mobile wallet, Chase Pay starting next year. The announcement of the mobile payment agreement was made jointly by both companies. The Chase … Read entire article »

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The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

The #3 Apple App Store application is an unofficial cryptocurrency wallet

A recent report revealed that an unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet.com service was open for iOS device users. According to a recent report from TechCrunch, an unofficial MyEtherWallet.com application is being sold on the Apple App Store for users of iOS based devices. The unofficial version of the popular service comes with a price tag of $4.99 and is already #3 on the store’s list. The iOS app is only a week old and its name has … Read entire article »

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Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

Did restaurant mobile payments become mainstream this year?

According to First Data Corp, smartphone based transactions hit a tipping point with a 75 percent growth rate. Following an exceptionally slow rate of adoption over the last few years, restaurant mobile payments are finally starting to catch on, particularly in the quick service industry. This year saw an impressive growth rate and it is expected to continue in this strong and positive direction. Payment technology company, First Data Corp, reported a massive rise in smartphone transactions. Quick … Read entire article »

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Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

Court lets individuals scan QR codes to pay their fines

The court in Jiangsu, China is using quick response codes to collect from people who have been avoiding payment. A court in the eastern province of Jiangsu, China has made it possible for people to scan QR codes to pay their fines. The strategy is meant to make it easier for individuals to pay by way of their smartphones. The court sees this strategy as an effective way to collect on fines due from those reluctant to … Read entire article »

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Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

Octopus QR code launches in Hong Kong for taxi mobile payments

The digital transaction operator’s goal is to encourage cabbies and passengers to stop using cash. A new Octopus QR code service is rolling out in Hong Kong to make it easier for the 40,000 taxi drivers throughout the city to accept mobile payments instead of cash. So far, the reception from cabbies hasn’t been all that enthusiastic as they want greater incentives. Taxi drivers see the potential of the Octopus QR code, but are hoping to be given … Read entire article »

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Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

Black Friday sees lower online retail card fraud figures

E-commerce and mobile security held strong to protect online retailers and consumers this year. Both consumers and retailers were breathing more easily on Black Friday as online retail card fraud instances decreased this year over previous years. This represents the first time in several years that there was a drop, not an increase in e- and m-commerce card fraud. The fraudulent online retail card figures didn’t just fall slightly. Instead, it plummeted to 42 percent over the holiday … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

UnionPay QR codes to launch in all 6 AsiaMalls next year

UnionPay QR codes to launch in all 6 AsiaMalls next year

The quick response code based mobile payments will allow merchants to process smartphone based transactions. Starting in 2018, UnionPay QR codes will be available in all 6 AsiaMalls shopping mall locations across Singapore. This will give consumers the opportunity to use their smartphones to be able to make mobile payments within the shopping centers. The news was released in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) from AsiaMalls Management and UnionPay International. This new partnership represents the first one a … Read entire article »

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Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

Zimbabwe mobile payments get a shot in the arm from cash crisis

The country is suffering from a shortage of cash as Bitcoin simultaneously makes its presence larger. A suddenly downward shift in the availability of cash has driven Zimbabwe mobile payments into a position in which it is experiencing rapid growth. This represents quite a change for the country which has always had a glut of banknotes available. In fact, the $100 trillion note actually exists. However, the country has suddenly found itself in a position of cash … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way of the official Messenger texting application. To start, the mobile payments service will be headed toward … Read entire article »

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Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

Australian mobile commerce is taking off among consumers standing inside stores

New research results from PayPal show that Aussies head to shops to make purchases on their phones. Australian mobile commerce has been taking off in a rather interesting way, says recent PayPal data released by the company. The research revealed a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of Australians purchasing products and services by way of their mobile devices. Mobile shoppers are using their devices to buy something at least once per week in that country. The … Read entire article »

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New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

New Walmart m-commerce features allow customers to scan and go with self checkout

While self checkout isn’t new technology, the latest version lets shoppers scan products as they shop. The latest Walmart m-commerce feature is starting to be rolled out, making it faster and easier for consumers to check out. The tech brings together the use of mobile commerce on customer scanners with the self checkout desks. The idea behind the new Walmart m-commerce option is to make it possible for consumers to use handheld devices to scan products as they … Read entire article »

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