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Pay for stuff using PayPal on your Pebble smart watch

November 24, 2014 – 4:00 pm Comments Off

Wearable payments are very much an idea rather than a thing: no … Read more

Indian regulators expect telcos to offer featurephone banking

November 24, 2014 – 3:35 pm Comments Off

Give go-ahead for bank services via USSD.

Tesco teams up with Powa to test mobile payments

November 24, 2014 – 3:13 pm Comments Off

QR code based trial in London store.

HSBC first to test Paym for business customers

November 24, 2014 – 3:06 pm Comments Off

Launches new service for 6m businesses.

In-store mobile payments? 0.025 per cent of all US spend

November 19, 2014 – 4:30 pm Comments Off

Reality check from Forrester.

Snapchat launches P2P payments app Snapcash

November 18, 2014 – 1:07 am Comments Off

Cue self-destructing money jokes.

Kash launches m-pay app in US; raises $2m

November 17, 2014 – 9:20 pm Comments Off

US-based Kash has formally launched its fee-busting payment app in the US, … Read more

Paytm targets $1 billion in transactions this year

November 17, 2014 – 9:05 pm Comments Off

Indian m-commerce firm is crushing it.

McDonald’s: half of our NFC payments come from Apple Pay

November 17, 2014 – 8:53 pm Comments Off

Appy meals.

Google Wallet retired for web-based digital items

November 14, 2014 – 1:19 pm Comments Off

Still valid for NFC and Google Play though.

With little fanfare, Voda rolls out SmartPass in the UK

November 14, 2014 – 12:40 pm Comments Off

NFC app lands in another European location.

40 per cent of Americans have used a phone to make a payment

November 12, 2014 – 6:04 pm Comments Off

Really?

Half of all e-commerce in Europe will be mobile by 2018

November 12, 2014 – 5:43 pm Comments Off

Total generated by mobile and tabs: €142bn

Powa raises a further $80m to fund US push

November 12, 2014 – 5:35 pm Comments Off

Deal values Powa at $2.7bn.

New app lets you tip someone by taking a photo of them

November 6, 2014 – 11:31 am Comments Off

Tip.ly uses facial recognition to find a match and transfer funds.

Pay for your Starbucks latte with the new Microsoft Band

November 6, 2014 – 11:06 am Comments Off

Wearable transactions come to the US’s biggest m-payment app.

Corethree adds PayPal button to its payment options

November 6, 2014 – 10:45 am Comments Off

Another button to go alongside cards, Pingit and Boku carrier billing.

Check out this cool map of mobile payments

November 5, 2014 – 4:09 pm Comments Off
Check out this cool map of mobile payments

Mobile trade body MEF lays out the whole ecosystem in one PDF.

US department store tries ‘photo it, buy it’ feature

November 4, 2014 – 2:24 pm Comments Off

Neiman Marcus embeds Slyce’s visual search tool in its app to power its Snap.Find.Shop feature.

Bionym to launch live trials of ‘pay by heartbeat’ wristband

November 4, 2014 – 1:31 pm Comments Off

Canadian pilot to go ahead before year end.

Jumio launches ‘scan card to pay’ service

November 4, 2014 – 1:14 pm Comments Off

BAM Checkout instantly populates an app payment screen.

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