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Activist investor Carl Icahn says PayPal should be split off from eBay as a separate business, MasterCard explains its plans for remittances, and Swedbank is to close its QR code payments service.
94 mobile payments startups raised a total of $287m last year, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal tells The Mobile Wallet Report. Also, Jordan is getting ready to launch a national mobile payment platform and BLE beacon interest runs high at the NRF Big Show.
Fingerprints, voice prints, palm vein patterns, face recognition and iris scans are all now being tested for verifying a consumer’s identity for payments at the point of sale and to protect access to mobile wallets, online commerce, mobile banking applications, individual apps on a device and physical locations. We take an in-depth look at the […]
Canadian firms to take Bitcoin to the point of sale, we talk to the CEO of the certification authority as Icelandic citizens prepare to get mobile government IDs, and Mexican Coca-Cola bottler Bepensa Bebidas has introduced a B2B mobile payments service aimed at supporting small neighbourhood merchants.
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how Royal Canadian Mint is to pilot its new digital currency; MasterCard tests QR payments at Yankee Stadium; Chinese payment services provider launches new mobile payment solution; the launch of the first mobile ticketing app in the US to work across multiple transit systems; and […]
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group has signed up the distributors of 90% of China’s vending machines for a sound-based mobile payments rollout; US startup LikeUs Network has unveiled a mobile payment device that plugs into any vending machine to instantly start accepting payments via […]
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we look at the wide range of mobile wallet features in PayPal’s updated iOS and Android apps; Canadian startup Bionym’s US$79 wristband that uses the wearer’s cardiac rhythm to verify their identity; Hungarian mobile payments platform provider Cellum develops technology to enable consumers to buy products they […]
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how Weve has set out its vision for a loyalty-led mobile wallet — without support for payments; how marketing technology provider Vibes’ annual Mobile Wallet Consumer Report supports Weve’s viewpoint; how a MasterCard debit card with a built-in LCD display has proven popular among customers […]
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we look at the Samsung mobile wallet’s arrival in US Google Play store; why Yankee Group say mobile wallets are “not robust enough to command mass-market adoption”; who remains by far the most widely used mobile payments service among US iPhone users; and more…
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