Samsung Pay test launched in UAE

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The mobile wallet is being rolled out in an “early access phase” in the United Arab Emirates. An” early access phase” Samsung Pay test has rolled out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This testing phase is looking into the way the mobile wallet functions through six local banks. The mobile payments app and service first launched in South Korea two years ago in August. The Samsung Pay test will show whether or not users can comfortably, safely and effectively make debit and credit card transactions by way of mobile…

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LG has scrapped its mobile payments launch at the MWC

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The consumer electronics giant has backed out of launching its LG Pay service, this week. LG Electronics had intended to wow attendees of the Mobile World Congress, this week, by launching its new mobile payments service called LG Pay but, at the last moment, it decided not to unveil the wallet app, after all. The company claims that it decided not to use the MWC to launch its mobile wallet as it had a greater priority. Since LG also intended to use the MWC to place the spotlight on its…

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Samsung will launch mobile payments system using fingerprint security

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The technology giant will be rolling out a simple transaction system in South Korea by the end of April. Samsung Group subsidiary, Samsung SDS, which is an IT services firm, has now announced its intention to launch a mobile payments system in South Korea that uses fingerprint scanning technology. While the smartphone payments system will get started in South Korea, it will be expanding in the future. Samsung’s plans appear to be to initially launch the mobile payments service within its own home country, but to then move on to…

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Mobile payments get a boost from PayPal

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In their overall expansion of digital transactions, they have also streamlined their e-checkout process. Last year, PayPal made mobile payments news headlines with its announcement of Beacon as it promised to help to enhance the overall location based experience for brick and mortar stores and their shoppers, and now it is making them again by expanding their efforts for online transactions as a whole. Even as the company pushes its way into offline retail, it is keeping up with mobile e commerce. This week, PayPal launched a new checkout experience…

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Mobile payments platform with latest support for Isis launched

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The smartphone wallet joint venture created by Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile continues to expand. The mobile payments program that has just recently gone nationwide, Isis, has now announced the details of its Isis Alliance Program, which will be the latest platform for supporting this system. It has been designed to support the merchant technology ecosystem while providing resources and tools. The hope is that it will enhance the experience for merchants who wish to take advantage of what mobile payments has to offer. The launch of this Isis Alliance…

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New mobile payments service coming to Japan

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MasterCard unveils new mobile payments venture in Japan Mobile payments are attracting strong interest in Japan. Consumers in the country appear to be very open to the idea of mobile commerce and have shown comfort with shopping online via their mobile devices. Indeed, the demand for mobile commerce services in Japan is on the rise and MasterCard is looking to answer the call. MasterCard has teamed with C-SAM and DNP in order to launch a new mobile payments platform that is based on NFC technology. White label platform may be…

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Mobile payments venture from Isis to go nationwide

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The joint venture among wireless companies has been extremely slow to get off the ground. The Isis mobile payments digital wallet, a joint venture among wireless giants T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, has finally announced that it is ready to roll out its service nationwide, after having run long pilot programs in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin, Texas. The pilot program for Isis has run over a massive period of nine months within those two cities. According to the CEO of the mobile payments wallet venture, Michael Abbot, “Over the…

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Mobile payments platform rolls out in Kuwait

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The program is meant to start there but is looking to expand throughout the rest of the region. Among the most challenging goals for startups in the Arab region to start selling online is choosing the right online and mobile payments platform, leading to many attempts to improve the system. There have been a number of efforts to try to create a successful gateway within that region. A primary part of that effort was to try to simplify the types of services that are already available online and available for…

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Chunghwa Telecom delays launch of mobile payments service

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Company announces launch of promising mobile payments service Chunghwa Telecom, the largest mobile service provider in Taiwan, has been gearing up for the launch of its ambitious mobile payments service that combines the capabilities of QR codes and NFC technology. The service is meant to bring new options to consumers that are interested in shopping via their smartphones and tablets. While the service has been lauded as a major step forward toward a new future of commerce, Chunghwa Telecom has pumped the brakes on this initiative, delaying its official launch. Service…

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Mobile payments trial launched by Far EasTone

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The new pilot program is being launched by the third largest telecom operator in Taiwan. Far EasTone Telecommunications, Co., the third biggest telecom operator in Taiwan, has just announced that it is launching a trial mobile payments project in the country that will use NFC technology. The announcement included the fact that they intend to have the trial up and going by the second half of 2013. The first phase of the mobile payments pilot project will begin in this year’s third quarter. It will function in conjunction with the…

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Mobile payments from Square take aim at traditional registers

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A new hardware has just been released by the company today to help to step further into stores. The Square Register, a mobile payments service, has now been joined by a whole new piece of hardware from the company, which should help it to provide a more stable base. The new product has been called the Square Stand and gives the iPad based register a base to stand on. Beyond that, the mobile payments hardware provides the register with an encrypted card reader. The purpose of adding this new piece…

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