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Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … 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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QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

In the country, using smartphones to scan barcodes to complete purchases is spiking in popularity. For a reason that has not been clearly identified, QR code transactions have been taking off in Belgium. In some places, this type of barcode based mobile payment has become popular due to Bitcoin adoption. However, that is not the case here. The main active payment service provider in the country, Atos, has now launched a service to suit this trend. Atos launched … Read entire article »

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Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

Starbucks mobile payments to launch in China

The coffee giant has finally announced its intentions to expand its smartphone based experience in China. The Seattle-based coffee giant will finally be launching its Starbucks mobile payments in China. This expansion of its digital features has been long anticipated within that tremendous market. This will make it possible for customers to pay for orders using their smartphones. They will also be able to collect My Starbucks Rewards. The company announced the availability of this mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallet payments to break $13 billion by 2021 in UAE

Mobile wallet payments to break $13 billion by 2021 in UAE

Large and widespread programs are underway for upgrading the country’s banks and devices for mobile wallets Massive mobile wallet strategies have now been launched in the UAE. As a result, mobile wallet payments will reach $13 billion in the country within a span of five years. The strategies will upgrade all devices and UAE banks to accept transactions via smartphones. The Mobile Wallet Project has been launched and will take a 35 percent market share in five … Read entire article »

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