mobile payments

PayPal point-of-sale partnerships expand

PayPal point-of-sale partnerships expand

PayPal is looking to vastly increase its presence in the world of in-store payments. The company has just announced that it struck a major partnership with some of the leading providers of in-store cash register systems, allowing consumers to use their PayPal account to pay for products from within a retail store. Stores will be able to use their existing equipment to begin accepting PayPal payments.

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Isis mobile payments get retailer partnerships

Isis mobile payments get retailer partnerships

Unless you happened to own one of the very few phones that supports Google Wallet and happened to have a Citi credit card, chances are you haven't had the opportunity to pay for an in-store purchase with your phone. But that may soon change, as rival service Isis is now securing retail partnerships. It's all set up to go live this summer, right on schedule.

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Isis solidifies American Express support

Isis solidifies American Express support

The biggest competitor to Google Wallet - and when I say biggest competitor I mean it's going to chew up Google Wallet and spit it out like a piece of bad meat - has just joined forces with American Express to have the three biggest credit card issuers already flipping the switch with its mobile payment platform. Isis, a joint venture between T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, is steadily making its way to a nationwide launch.

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Samsung Galaxy S III named official Olympics 2012 phone

Samsung Galaxy S III named official Olympics 2012 phone

Samsung's Galaxy S III has been named the official phone of the Olympics 2012, with a special edition of the quadcore behemoth planned packing integrated Visa payWave wireless payments. However, the NFC-toting limited edition Galaxy S III won't be offered to the public, but only provided to Visa-sponsored athletes and trialists, who will be able to charge items and services to their phone with a simple swipe.

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VeriFone SAIL challenges Square payments

VeriFone SAIL challenges Square payments

VeriFone has officially revealed its mobile payments system, SAIL, the company's attempt to engage with smaller and independent retailers and steal business from Square. Previewed earlier this week, VeriFone SAIL supports not only mobile card readers for iOS and Android devices, plugging in via the 3.5mm headphone socket, but integration with the traditional VeriFone countertop cardreaders for use with NFC, mobile wallet and other technologies.

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MasterCard unveils PayPass Button and software

MasterCard unveils PayPass Button and software

MasterCard was one of the first companies to actively pursue contact payments in the US, and today they're announcing plants to incorporate their PayPass system across web and mobile platforms. In addition to the standard contactless PayPass kiosks that you've likely already seen in US gas stations and other retailers, MasterCard is readying the PayPass Button to sync payments for online merchants as well. In practice, it bears a striking resemblance to PayPal, with the benefit of being already integrated with your credit card.

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Charge Anywhere pioneers Blackberry NFC payments

Charge Anywhere pioneers Blackberry NFC payments

Among the many announcements to come out of Blackberry World today, mobile contactless technology had an undeniable, albeit not resoundingly huge, presence. One company that came out strong for the mobile payment side of things is Charge Anywhere, a startup that is looking to pioneer the way small businesses and individual consumers exchange money in real time. Today, it launched a mobile payment app for Blackberry.

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TGI Friday’s embraces mobile payments

TGI Friday’s embraces mobile payments

The next time you're out enjoying some wings and an over-priced hamburger, don't worry about opening up your wallet. You'll be able to pay your bill with your iPhone or Android phone. That is, if you're lucky enough to be at one of the 350 TGI Friday's locations that offers the new mobile payment technology. The special app for the restaurant is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Square transactions reach $5 billion per year

Square transactions reach $5 billion per year

If anyone doubted the power of Square, which does one thing and does it well, here's a pretty salient fact for you - the company is processing transactions at a rate of $5 billion per year. Just a month ago, it was boasting of a rate of $4 billion per year. That's a 25% rate of growth in one month, and it's representative of how the market of mobile payments has exploded in the first half of 2012.

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