Pharmacy giant Rite Aid has announced that it will begin accepting mobile payments beginning August 15. The company has announced that NFC-based payment systems will be supported including Google Wallet, Apple Pay and the upcoming service, Android Pay, which will arrive with Android M. Other tap-and-pay services, such as NFC credit and debit cards, will ... Read More »
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With the debut of Android Pay, Google doubled its number of mobile payments services. Now another has been revealed, bringing the total number of Google payment services to three.
With the announcement of Android Pay at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote event, many assumed that Android Pay would be replacing Google Wallet. As it turns out, Google Wallet isn’t going anywhere, but it is getting a major shift in focus. While Android Pay ... Read More »
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Google is gearing up to launch a new service called Android Pay at Google I/O, in addition to refocusing Google Wallet. The news comes from a report by The New York Times, which states that Google will launch Android Pay at Google I/O tomorrow. Android Pay will allow merchants ... Read More »
Most of you are probably familiar with OpenTable, the service that allows you to book reservations at restaurants without the hassle of calling or dealing with questionable restaurant websites. A little more than a year ago they added the ability to pay for your meal and avoid waiting for the bill or taking out your credit ... Read More »
Facebook has announced a new feature that will allow users to send money to other users through Facebook Messenger. Payments through messaging services are on the rise, with both Gmail and Read More »
This year’s Google I/O conference is scheduled to take place between May 28 and May 29, and while it’s usually a pretty big event, this year’s is beginning to sound like it might be particularly noteworthy, especially when it comes to mobile payments.
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Google ... Read More »
Samsung has announced that it’s acquiring LoopPay, a mobile payment company that Samsung has reportedly worked with in the past. LoopPay specializes in mobile payments through the same magnetic stripe card readers that nearly every business utilizes. LoopPay utilizes a technology called Magnetic Secure Transmission that allows a standard card terminal to function in ... Read More »
In the new frontier of mobile payments, we’ve yet to see a definitive winner come in and take the market by storm. Both Google and Apple’s NFC-based payment systems have certainly made a name for themselves, but they’ve yet to reach the kind of saturation and ubiquity old fashioned magnetic strips have. Which is ... Read More »
Android users want to pay for things using NFC with Google Wallet, and iOS users want to pay for things using NFC with Apple Pay. And one thing is standing in their way: CurrentC. But the most passionate users of both platforms aren’t going to let their mobile payment system of ... Read More »