Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

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Consumers gravitate to convenience. That’s as true with payment technologies as it is with anything else. A prime example is the decades-old trend away from cash or checks and toward credit cards. Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets … Continue reading

The Beginnings Of Second Screen Commerce

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The Beginnings Of Second Screen Commerce This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. Second screen commerce — the purchase … Continue reading

Square Wallet Now Accepted In Over 7,000 Starbucks Stores In The U.S., Only 3 Months After Deal Signed

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Square Wallet Now Accepted In Over 7,000 Starbucks Stores In The U.S., Only 3 Months After Deal Signed We knew that Square did a huge deal with Starbucks that would eventually wipe out the need for old-school cash registers, and the … Continue reading

Starbucks caffeinates mobile payments with over 2M mobile transactions per week

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Starbucks caffeinates mobile payments with over 2M mobile transactions per week The Starbucks mobile app Starbucks continues to expand its role as a leading mobile payments provider as evidenced in comments made last week by a company executive who said … Continue reading

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What’s Taking So Long, And Who’s Going To Win?

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Mobile payments: everyone talks about it, but no one knows exactly how it works or who will win Today, BeAngryBeFoolish lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that currently matter: Carrier billing. Where the consumer pays by text … Continue reading

Apple Announces New PassBook App To Store Movie Tickets, Retail Cards, And Boarding Passes

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Apple just announced at WWDC a new iOS app called PassBook that aims to store all of your “passes” — a category that includes boarding passes, store cards, and movie tickets. The idea is to create one app that replaces … Continue reading