Apple Pay swipes Starbucks’ long-held mobile payments crown

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The coffee chain has been the benchmark for m-payments success but no longer has the most users. For the first time, a general purpose mobile payments app has become more popular than Starbucks’ own as Apple Pay climbs to the top spot. The Seattle-based coffee company has been the gold standard for mobile payments success. New eMarketer Inc. data showed that Apple Pay now has more users than the Starbucks mobile payments service. Never before has a general purpose payment app been more popular than that of the coffee retailer.…

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Apple Pay in Canada gets a huge boost as all Big 5 banks prepare for launch

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Mobile payments are on the rise among Canadian consumers and they’re about to gain access to a large player. The entry of Apple Pay in Canada has now been announced and consumers in that country will be able to take advantage of that mobile payments service, as long as they have a compatible iPhone and an account with one of the Big 5 banks in the country. All five of the largest Canadian financial institutions have announced that they were preparing for the service. As of Tuesday, all major credit…

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Alibaba shows interest in mobile payments from Apple Pay

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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, the richest person in China is considering its adoption. This move is part…

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

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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 was only just launched in the United States, this month, giving consumers…

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