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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Apple patent outlines possible future for mobile payments participation

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Patent could hint at mobile payments future for iPhone 5S There have been many speculations concerning the next iteration of Apple’s popular iPhone, the iPhone 5S. Much of this speculation has revolved around Apple’s recent acquisition of AuthenTec, a developer of security technology, and the use of fingerprint sensors in the new smartphone and what it could mean for Apple’s mobile payments plans. A new patent filing has been discovered in Europe through the World Intellectual Property Organization that has shed some light on what the future of the iPhone…

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Mobile commerce app from Dunkin’ Donuts now includes Passbook payments

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Customers can now pay for their purchases using their Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Dunkin’ Donuts has just announced that it has integrated its mobile commerce app and its digital payment cared to be able to work with the Apple wallet service called Passbook. The company hopes that this will make purchasing more fast and easy for consumers with those devices. Those customers who carry an iPod Touch or an iPhone can now add their Dunkin’ Donuts digital stored value cards to their Passbook accounts so that they can use…

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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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Mobile payments may be waiting for iPhones before they take off

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Industry experts think that the market may not fulfill its potential until Apple fully joins in. Although it is expected that 2012 will have seen an increase of 70 percent in the mobile payments marketplace by its close, it is also believed that the rate of growth will be significantly higher when Apple makes its way into the mix. By the year 2016, it is predicted that the global volume will have reached over 400 million. New players are constantly making their way into the mobile payments environment, with mcommerce…

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