Canadian shoppers can use Bitcoin payments for Newegg purchases

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The online computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer will now accept the top cryptocurrency. Newegg recently announced that its Canadian customers will be able to make bitcoin payments to complete purchase transactions. The cryptocurrency is now listed among the retailer’s accepted transaction methods. The company revealed its new adoption of cryptocurrency in a recent press release. American consumers have been able to make bitcoin payments at Newegg since August 2014. This made the company one of the first ever major retailers to accept the cryptocurrency. According to Newegg, since it…

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Samsung Pay officially headed to Canada before 2016 ends

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After months of rumors, the consumer electronics giant has now confirmed its mobile wallet is headed to Canada. Canada has been hearing rumors that Samsung Pay was on its way for several months. However, it is only just recently that the electronics giant has given official confirmation that this is true. The company released a statement that has been published on several news outlets indicating that Canadians will have the mobile wallet in 2016. In fact, the statement said the Samsung mobile payments would arrive in Canada in early November…

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TD Canada Trust launches its own mobile payments service

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TD Bank app has been updated to use new payment service TD Canada Trust has beaten both Apple and Samsung in launching a new mobile payments service in Canada. The company has launched its own payments platform in an effort to better connect with mobile consumers that rely heavily on their smartphones and tablets. The service is part of the TD Bank application, which is now available for Android devices. Those with TD Canada Trust Visa cards can now use the app to connect to sales terminals throughout the country,…

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Apple Pay to launch in Canada today

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AMEX has confirmed that the iPhone based mobile payments service is coming to Canadian consumers. The mobile payments solution for iPhone owners, Apple Pay, is going to launch in Canada today, according to American Express from that country, as well as a growing number of news reports. Several customer service reps from the credit card giant have confirmed the launch of the iPhone payments service. These claims are being taken seriously as American Express is the first financing institution with which the iPhone maker has partnered for its Apple Pay…

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Mobile commerce is thriving in Canada

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New report highlights the growth and potential of mobile commerce in Canada Ipsos, a global market research firm, has released a new report that was commissioned by PayPal. The report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in Canada. The country has been seeing a swell in mobile commerce activity in recent years, powered by growing smartphone penetration and consumers having an interest in shopping online. As more people begin participating in mobile commerce, it is beginning to represent a larger portion of the overall e-commerce space. Report shows that Canadian…

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NFC technology based wallet from Rogers broadens system reach

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The Canadian telecom giant has used their new suretap™ program to expand its mobile payments. One of the wireless and media giants in Canada that has been the most involved in mobile payments, Rogers Communications, has just announced the launch of their suretap™ wallet, which is to be based on NFC technology, like many of their other smartphone transaction services. Rogers first entered into the Canadian mobile payments space a year ago using this tech. Now, the company is implementing the second step of its overall strategy, which uses NFC…

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Mobile payments will be everywhere next year, says Rogers

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By the end of 2014, the Canadian communications giant has announced that people will prefer to pay with smartphones. According to a statement that was released by Rogers Communications Inc. vice president of emerging technologies, David Robinson, by next year and beyond, mobile payments will become the preferred way for consumers to process their transactions. This announcement was made as Robinson spoke to developers at a conference about Android in Toronto. The hope from Rogers, which is already one of the major mobile payments players in the Canadian ecosystem, is…

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NFC technology has lost its charm for RBC

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The Canadian bank is already looking to introduce cloud based transactions within the country. Though RBC and CIBC – two of the major Canadian banks – have already rolled out mobile payments services based on NFC technology, it seems that this trend may not have caught on fast enough for Royal Bank’s taste. Though the tech has barely had the opportunity to get off the ground, the bank is already moving on to something else. RBC has made an announcement that suggests that NFC technology may already be on its…

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Mobile payments expanding in Canada

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RBC and Bell intend to work together to launch a new secure solution across the country. The largest bank in Canada, RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and Bell, the largest communications company in the country, have announced their partnership to start to provide efficient and secure mobile payments for using credit and debit to make purchases in participating stores throughout the nation. This announcement was for the upcoming availability of a service that they are calling secure, fast, and easy. The mobile payments service will be available to RBC debit…

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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 solutions for RIM will include Bell ID software

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The smart chip management solutions provider will work with Research In Motion for NFC technology. Smart chip management solutions provider, Bell ID, has revealed that its flagship software will be used by Research In Motion (RIM) in order to provide the security for their mobile payments using NFC technology. This software platform gives a number of stakeholders the chance for improved information and security coordination. This makes it possible for them to bring the necessary data and security together to make it possible to provide mobile payments services through smartphones…

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