Apple mobile payments is finally taking off and making a difference

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Some firms are speculating that the acceptance of this tech could permanently change the face of retail. Apple mobile payments have been struggling to take off and have not met the performance expectations of many people in the commerce and tech industries alike. That said, it does appear as though Apple Pay is finally taking hold and now that it has, it’s rapidly gaining strength. Mobile wallets were only a concept only a few years ago, and many wondered what Apple would contribute. As the iPhone maker aimed to diversify…

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Mobile payments pilot begins in Montreal, Canada

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Users of the public transit system can use NFC technology based transactions to pay for fare. The public transit system in Montreal, Canada has started to test the use of mobile payments using NFC technology in Android based devices so that riders can pay for their fare on some buses and trains. This has been made possible through a partnership with Suretap, a mobile wallet owned by major Canadian wireless network operators. According to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the mobile payments system will initially be available to…

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Mobile apps now work with Android Pay

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Though Google’s mobile payments service has been out for a while, it just stepped into a new market. Though Android Pay was originally launched earlier this fall, it’s only very recently that it has now become available for use within mobile apps to pay for purchases as an alternative transaction method. Google has stated that people will be able to use the option in several Android apps selling goods and services. This means that when someone reaches the checkout and is ready to pay for his or her purchases within…

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Mobile payments from Sure Tap now available to Canadian Android users

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Until now, this service has been available only to consumers in Canada with BlackBerry devices. Sure Tap was first launched in Canada last year, in order to allow a partnership between the CIBC bank and Rogers Communications to offer mobile payments through NFC enabled devices. However, at that time, it was only BlackBerry using Rogers subscribers who could use the service. This made the initial step toward mobile payments in Canada a very limited one. However, Sure Tap has now announced that it has released a new version of the…

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Mobile payments service launch announced by Groupon

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A new option has just been announced for Android users similar to that released in September for iPhone. Groupon has just revealed that its mobile payments service, which has been compared to that offered by Square, is now available to Android device users after having been available exclusively to iPhone customers since September 2012. This new service allows merchants to use Android devices for accepting debit and credit card transactions. The mobile payments service is made possible through a card reader that attaches to the smartphone or tablet, which now…

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