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Square mobile payments go live in Japan

Square mobile payments go live in Japan

Mobile payments provider Square has reached its third market, going live in Japan today. The launch - in partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation - marks Square's first spread outside of North America, where it has been operating in the US and Canada from 2010. As there, the Japanese service will accept swiped payments via the Square Reader, a dongle that plugs into the headphone jack of an iOS or Android device.

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Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa are looking to take the phenomenon of NFC mobile payments global. Both companies have signed a global alliance agreement that will significantly accelerate the use of NFC mobile payments throughout the world. This agreement will allow any business that enables or is planning on enabling mobile payment programs to be able to use the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service with their programs.

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Isis NFC payment system claims October 22nd launch date

Isis NFC payment system claims October 22nd launch date

For those of you working with NFC-laden smartphones with nothing to do with them other than turning your wi-fi on or off, it's time to get happy: the mobile payment system known as Isis has all but confirmed that they'll be up and running on October 22nd. This system has been spoken about for many moons, coming across many months ago with a "debut" at SXSW and a mention of Austin and Salt Lake City as launch locations. Now according to an email sent to the press, the marketing lead for the company has confirmed that they'll be good to go by the 22nd of October.

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MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

MasterCard demonstrates PayPass with Galaxy S II

Speaking this week at CTIA in the first big keynote event, the President of Global Products and Solutions at MasterCard Gary Flood noted that they'll be working with "a simple tap, click, or touch." To do this, he called up his colleague who brought with him a white Samsung Galaxy S II embedded with NFC. Shown off here for the first time outside a simulated demonstration video was MasterCard PayPass.

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Google Wallet benefits from European Commission probe into rival platform

Google Wallet benefits from European Commission probe into rival platform

Google has been operating its Wallet service in the US for a while. Google Wallet is a swipe and pay using your mobile phone payment service. Google reportedly has plans to launch the service in Europe in the coming months. It appears that a European Commission probe into a rival service that is being prepared by a conglomerate of European mobile phone carriers, including Vodafone, O2, and Everything Everywhere is underway.

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Barclays Pingit takes on Paypal Mobile

Barclays Pingit takes on Paypal Mobile

Barclays is launching the first service in Europe for person-to-person money transfers using mobile phone numbers. The service is called Pingit and it lets the user receive and send money at no charge to anyone with a Barclays UK account and a UK mobile phone number. The service doesn't require the users to share bank details.

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