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 »
Mobile phone-based payment solutions are the hot topic of the industry right now. Google is looking to enhance Wallet, Microsoft is introducing Wallet Hub, Apple is playing around with Passbook; PayPal, Square and ISIS are all throwing their hats into the ring. And then there’s CyanogenMod, who just added support for a custom third-party ... Read More »
The next time Google Wallet sees a major update, it may just be more wallet-like than ever before. During a YouTube question and answer session hosted by Google Wallet development manager Robin Dua, it was revealed that Google has much bigger plans for Wallet than just a mobile payment service.
Dua says that someday, Google ... Read More »
The Google Wallet service has just gotten an update, and it’s the most important update yet.
When Wallet originally launched, users could only add a Google Prepaid Card or Citi MasterCard for NFC payment, leaving basically everyone else in the dust. Of course, you could add funds to your Google Prepaid Card with whatever card ... Read More »
Paypal is not staying behind in mobile payments. The highly popular internet bank has just announced Paypal Here and its mobile credit card reader. This would allow customers with a smartphone to charge credit cards straight from their devices, a feature that most users currently turn to Square for.
Paypal is a much larger ... Read More »
NFC mobile payments are convenient and easy and more secure than traditional credit cards and cash. One of the biggest players in this market is Google Wallet, which was unveiled back in May 2011. But Google’s service is not the most successful, and it is about to face a competitor with a much ... Read More »
While Sprint remains committed to Google Wallet for Near Field Communications based mobile payments, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are all backing Isis. Slated to make an appearance on smartphones this summer, Isis is making news today with an announcement of their first banking partners, and a screenshot showcasing what to expect from the service.
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