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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Visa teams with RBS to launch TouchPay mobile commerce platform

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iPhone may be able to participate in mobile commerce after all Apple fans are not likely to see the iPhone make its entry into the mobile commerce field any time soon. Those interested in mobile commerce held high hopes that the iPhone 5 would signify Apple’s entry into the industry and spark some innovation in the field of NFC technology. Though Apple has revealed that the next iteration of its smart phone will not include NFC technology, there is still hope that iPhone users will be able to participate in…

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Mobile payments using NFC to become possible in iPhones

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Though the technology was notably lacking in the latest release, it hasn’t held back RBS and NatWest. Despite the fact that the iPhone 5 was released without an NFC chip, this omission hasn’t stopped RBS and NatWest from coming up with a way to step around the issue and provide mobile payments based on the technology. A protective cover with built-in near field communication technology that fits iPhone 5, 4, and 4s is their solution. The technology is among the most controversial of the omissions from the latest iPhone released…

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Mobile payments launched by Groupon

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The group buying program company has just announced its entry into the market. Groupon Inc. has revealed its first steps into the mobile payments marketplace as it launched its Groupon Payments service, which allows companies to accept credit card transactions from users of the iPod Touch or iPhone. While the system is compatible with virtually any credit card, it is concentrating on Groupon deals. The program is also allowing other companies to use the mobile payments service as a part of pilot programs, but it is charging rates at a…

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Mobile payments standard not included in iPhone 5

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NFC has not made its way into the latest Apple device, causing many to question the technology. Near field communication technology (NFC) has already been facing a great deal of struggle to get started, and now this would-be standard for mobile payments has taken another blow with the announcement that the chips are not embedded into the iPhone 5. Now, the prospect of using smartphones as wallets is becoming more heavily questioned. Advocates of NFC had high hopes that Apple would give its endorsement. They were greatly disappointed, though, when…

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Mobile payments may be headed Apple’s way after their recent purchase

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The company will acquire AuthenTec and its fingerprint sensor technology. Apple Inc. has just struck a $356 million deal to purchase AuthenTec Inc., the fingerprint sensor technology developer, which could send its iPhone smartphones directly into the middle of the mobile payments market. This marketplace is already experiencing rapid growth and should explode before the end of the year. Some investors are expecting a rival bid to occur as the shares of AuthenTec closed at higher than the $8 which would be paid by Apple in the deal. The agreement…

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Mac World report shows Apple’s mobile payment market share is growing

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According to a Mac World report, has shown that a growing number of companies are entering into the rush to be able to process credit cards over mobile, and as they develop their own hardware and apps to accomplish this goal, the majority of them are basing their efforts on Apple’s iOS platform. It has been speculated that the reason for this is that the Apple mobile products represent the largest market share, and because the most popular smartphone in the United States is the iPhone. Moreover, the sales of…

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