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Mobile commerce partnership begins between Taco Bell and CARDFREE

Mobile commerce partnership begins between Taco Bell and CARDFREE

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A new smartphone app has now been launched across the United States that includes an ordering solution. The leading provider of mobile commerce solutions to large merchants, CARDFREE, has now announced that it is now the app platform provider behind the newest smartphone based offerings for Taco Bell, which were launched across the country, last week. The fast food chain selected the company in order to provide an m-commerce ordering solution, among other … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

The company’s executive chairman, Jack Ma, has expressed his willingness to work with the American company. Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holdings, has now stated that he is open to working with Apple Inc through the use of its mobile payments service called Apple Pay, which recently launched in the United States and has been swimming in controversy ever sense. At the same time as retailers shut down NFC terminals to block Apple Pay, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

US retailers choose mobile payments with QR codes over Apple Pay

US retailers choose mobile payments with QR codes over Apple Pay

Many large companies have disabled the NFC readers from their point of sale terminals. Large retailers across the United States have made the move to block Apple pay through the disabling of the NFC readers at their POS terminals, as they work to complete their own mobile payments transactions solution that will be based on QR codes. A recent report has shown that giants such as Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy and Rite Aid are stopping Apple Pay. These … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Payments, QR Codes

Apple Pay could make the leap into China’s mobile payments market

Apple Pay could make the leap into China’s mobile payments market

CEO Tim Cook spent four days in the country and suggested that the service could be rolled out there. It may not be very long before Apple Pay rolls out in the tremendous Chinese market, as the CEO of the company, Tim Cook, suggested this about its mobile payments system when speaking to the state media. Cook explained that the launch of that service within China is at the “top of the list” for his company. Apple Pay … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

Wearable technology may face security challenges

Wearable technology may face security challenges

New wearable devices may become popular targets for hackers and some malicious groups Wearable technology is gaining ground. While relatively few companies have plans to release a wearable device in the near future, there are some big-name companies that will be among the first to tackle market challenges when they introduce their devices in 2015 and 2016. Apple is one such company. Apple plans to launch its Apple Watch platform in the very near future, but … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Google to begin pushing its mobile payments service

Google to begin pushing its mobile payments service

Google aims to compete with Apple in the mobile commerce market Google is gearing up to compete with Apple in the mobile payments space. Apple’s new digital commerce platform, called Apple Pay, was recently launched and it has already had a major impact in the mobile world. For its launch, Apple Pay acquired a wealth of retail and financial partners, all of whom had shown strong interest in engaging mobile consumers. These partners have helped expand … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Payment security to be improved as US adopts EMV standards

Executive order calls for the adoption of EMV Late last week, President Obama signed an executive order that will speed up the adoption of EMV-standard payment cards in the United States. EMV is an acronym referring to security and payment standards introduced by Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. These standards involve the use of microchips used for payment cards rather than the traditional magnetic strips. EMV standards are considered by financial organizations to allow for more secure … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News

Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

Tesco begins testing PowaTag mobile payments app

New test aims to see how PowaTag can engage mobile consumers visiting Tesco Tesco, the UK supermarket giant, has launched a one-week test of new mobile payments technology from Powa. The retailer will be using the PowaTag application in order to facilitate mobile transactions from customers. Tesco has become very interested in mobile commerce in recent years and was one of the first in the UK to experiment with “pop-up” stores. These stores use QR codes … Read entire article »

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