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Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new service has now used an ATM-like water dispenser that will accept transactions via phone. Ericsson and Grundfos (a global pump company) have come together to create a mobile payments service accepting water dispenser. The machine functions like an ATM, except that people withdraw clean drinking water instead of cash. Moreover, people don’t need to have cash or credit card accounts to use it as long as they have their mobile … Read entire article »

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Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

This digital payment service can be used by scanning quick response codes for authentication. The MasterPass QR code has launched in Nigeria, making it one of MasterCard’s latest additions to the mobile payments market. This option supports person-to-merchant payment transactions. The goal is to make it possible for millions of medium, small and even micro enterprises to accept digital payments. The MasterCard mobile payments QR codes arrived through a partnership with Ecobank Group. Together the bank and the … Read entire article »

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Cool QR codes make for cashless carwashes

Cool QR codes make for cashless carwashes

A Canadian company providing self-serve wash bays has used quick response codes as an alternative to tokens. A new system of cool QR codes makes it possible for drivers to wash their cars without the need for exact change. At Valet Car Wash in Cambridge, Canada, customers previously needed to use change to buy tokens. While they can still use cash to use the self-service carwash, they now have the choice to use smartphones, too. The … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

The company won’t budge despite pressure from Australian banks to add wallet apps to iPhones. Australian banks have been coming together to try to pressure Apple to include their products on iPhones. However, the American company has insisted that Apple Pay security would suffer if it were to add mobile wallets from the banks. The company is standing firm against the three banks. Apple has opted not to give the banks access to the NFC chip used … Read entire article »

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Scary Samsung Pay security flaw identified

Scary Samsung Pay security flaw identified

A company representative has revealed that the mobile wallet may not be as safe as previously believed. A Samsung Pay security flaw has been identified. A representative of the company has released a statement to the public to help to explain the problem. The scary component of this report is that it could place the transaction details in the hands of a hacker. This has arrived at a time when mobile payments are only just starting to … Read entire article »

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Internet of things commerce may be the next thing, finally

Internet of things commerce may be the next thing, finally

The IoT is coming to the m-commerce experience and could offer a great deal to consumers. Internet of Things commerce is a concept that has been dancing around ahead of us for some time now. Science fiction movies have predicted it. Tech specialists have insisted that we’re on the edge of it. Now, it may finally be on its way. Even if it isn’t here quite yet, it does offer a considerable opportunity for consumers to enjoy. A … Read entire article »

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Yandex uses payment QR codes to woo merchants

Yandex uses payment QR codes to woo merchants

The company is launching a new mobile payments feature with retailers and other sellers in mind. Yandex.Checkout announced the launch of a new type of mobile transaction using payment QR codes. The goal is to appeal to merchants that are seeking to open up their options to smartphone based payments via barcode scans. Interested merchants will need to add quick response codes to their merchandise so shoppers can scan them. Consumers will need to have downloaded the Yandex.Money … Read entire article »

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Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Direct home service customers can pay their bills with their smartphones through their TV screens or online. Tata Sky has partnered with the largest credit card company in the world to offer mobile payments via Visa QR codes. This allows the company’s subscribers to top up their accounts through the use of their smartphones. The QR code payment solution is entirely powered by mVisa and is meant to provide convenient and secure transactions. Subscribers to Tata Sky services … Read entire article »

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QR code payments get one step closer in China

QR code payments get one step closer in China

The central bank in the country is working on creating standards for the use of quick response codes. QR code payments have spent years in a state of limbo. There has been a ban on using quick response codes for mobile payments due to a lack of regulations. That said, the central bank is getting ever closer to drafting security and tech standards for QR codes in combination with mobile transactions. Once the regulations have been passed, … Read entire article »

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Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

Apple Pay app now in France and Hong Kong

The iPhone mobile wallet is now available in a total of nine countries around the world. The Apple Pay app has now been launched in both France and Hong Kong. This brings the total number of countries around the world accepting this mobile wallet to nine. The most recent launch arrived in France but was followed by Hong Kong later that day. The official Apple mobile payments service website for France shows several compatible credit cards. The French … Read entire article »

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