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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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NetSecure Kudos takes on Square in mobile payments

NetSecure Kudos takes on Square in mobile payments

Mobile payments system Square has another new rival in the shape of NetSecure Payments' Kudos, another smartphone-based credit card reader option targeting small businesses and traders. Consisting of a simple swipe reader - either a USB model for your PC, or one that plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android device - together with an app that allows you to process payments, you can pick up a Kudos kit from $79.99.

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Square processing racks up huge numbers processing mobile payments

Square processing racks up huge numbers processing mobile payments

We have heard a lot about Square over the years, this was one of the first companies to offer a credit card scanner for the iPhone. I remember at the time thinking it was pretty cool, but not expecting it to do all that well. I was wrong on it not doing well. Square has announced that it is making some changes and along with those changes, it offered up details on how many users it has.

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