mobile payment

Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

If you’ve been hungry for any big news on the mobile payments market, you better take a seat for this one. The long-awaited evolution of Apple Pay has finally arrived. In beta form, at least. Simply called Apple Pay Cash, this extension of Apple’s mobile payment service takes the middle man out of sending money to someone digitally, taking a small bite out of the likes of PayPal. That said, the convenience only works if both parties are using iMessage and that the recipient pays for most of his or her shopping with Apple Pay.

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Android Pay Visa Checkout available now, one year later

Android Pay Visa Checkout available now, one year later

“Good thing comes to those who wait” or “better late than never”. Those are probably the two overused aphorisms that come to mind when thinking of promised features that seemingly fell off the radar before suddenly and finally landing in users’ hands. That is definitely the case with the Visa Checkout support on Android Pay, which is reported to now be rolling out to some users, almost exactly a year after it was announced.

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Tez is Google’s new mobile payments app for India

Tez is Google’s new mobile payments app for India

Google already has Android Pay but it seems that its digital wallet platform just isn’t enough. At least not for India. There have been rumors circulating that Google plans on launching a new platform for the subcontinent and those rumors have taken flesh today. Adding to the growing number of mobile wallet solutions already in the market, Google is introducing India to Tez with a promise to make dealing with money simpler while at the same time safer.

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Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

You're now able to use your Samsung smartphone to make a payment through your PayPal account, with a new deal that sees Samsung Pay's digital wallet expand. Samsung has added PayPal as a payment option for both in-store and online transactions, in addition to in-app purchases. Initially, Samsung and PayPal say, the functionality will be available in the US.

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You will be able to use LG Pay on next year’s budget LG phones

You will be able to use LG Pay on next year’s budget LG phones

Almost every smartphone giant is getting into the mobile payments market. But despite their popularity in the news, they’ve barely scratched the surface of their full potential. Part of that is because there are so few smartphones that actually support things like Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. And those few also happen to be some of the more expensive models around. As such, LG might have an edge despite coming late to the party, if it will indeed be able to make LG Pay available on lower end smartphones in the global market and in a timely manner.

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LG Pay finally launches, in Korea only for now

LG Pay finally launches, in Korea only for now

While many mobile and contactless payment systems are folding from immense pressure and competition from giants, LG is boldly and belatedly pushing forward with a system that has been years in the making and perhaps a year or two too late. LG Pay has finally broken cover and, naturally, it is launching first in its home court. The LG Pay that is rolling out today, however, is a far cry from the its original vision and looks more like a Samsung Pay clone than anything else.

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LG G6 getting a mobile payment system of its own

LG G6 getting a mobile payment system of its own

LG announced today that its new flagship smartphone, the G6, will take the fight to Apple and Samsung in more ways than one. That's because the G6 will feature a mobile payments system all its own, putting it in a position to compete with Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. LG says this mobile payment service will go live in Korea this June, but so far that's really all the company has shared about this new G6 feature.

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Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Usually, at this point in time, rumors and leaks about the Galaxy S8 should have, more or less, settled down and have been whittled down to a few consistent points. And yet there are now last minute details attempting to still provide some substantial new perspective into the smartphone. “Perspective” is probably apt, considering this is about the Galaxy S8’s imaging capabilities. According to sources, Samsung intends to use a still underutilized facial recognition technology to authorize mobile payments. On the opposite side of the phone, the camera is leaked to be capable of a mind-breaking 1,000 fps slow motion video capture.

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Jaguar, Shell lets you pay for your fuel with your car

Jaguar, Shell lets you pay for your fuel with your car

Mobile payment systems are designed to make paying easier and faster, not to mention cash-less. But there are times when even the wireless convenience of mobile payment just isn’t possible, like when paying for gas where the counter is far beyond range of secure wireless networks like NFC. That is why Jaguar Land Rover and Shell have come up with the next best, hi-tech thing: paying for gas with your car.

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Samsung Pay Mini coming to Android devices in Korea

Samsung Pay Mini coming to Android devices in Korea

Samsung may have, unofficially, closed the doors on bringing at least one of its payment systems to iOS, but it's still full steam ahead for non-Samsung Android phones. At least in its home country of South Korea. The manufacturer has just made it official that its so-called Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in the country some time this quarter, and it will be made available to practically any Android phone running a relatively modern version of the OS.

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Fifth Third Bank now supports Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet

Fifth Third Bank now supports Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet

U.S. company Fifth Third Bank (53rd) has announced support for Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, bringing the total number of mobile payment platforms it supports up to five. Customers with a Fifth Third Bank account can use, in addition to the two above, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and MasterPass to make payments using the app and their phone instead of their debit or credit card at supported stores.

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EMV Chip and PIN just suffered another huge setback in the US

EMV Chip and PIN just suffered another huge setback in the US

An announcement from VISA suggested that Chip and PIN technology in fuel pumps will be delayed for several years. The original U.S. Automatic Fuel Dispenser EMV activation date for VISA for gas stations throughout the United States was set for October 1, 2017. That date has now been pushed to October 1, 2020.

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