mobile payments

Android Pay is adding PayPal to your digital wallet

Android Pay is adding PayPal to your digital wallet

Android Pay is about to get a whole new payment method, with PayPal announcing that it'll soon be an option rather than your credit or debit card. The integration is expected to launch in the US within the next few weeks, initially only for existing balances already in a PayPal account. However, that will be enhanced over the coming months, the payments provider says.

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Square Cash might be plotting physical debit cards

Square Cash might be plotting physical debit cards

Thus far, Square has been a mostly digital payment system, but it may not be long before the company breaks into the realm of physical payment cards. There isn't a ton of solid evidence at the moment, but one key piece that may signal where Square plans to head. That single piece of evidence comes in the form of a picture Square founder Jack Dorsey shared on Twitter.

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Amazon Go puts the future on temporary hold

Amazon Go puts the future on temporary hold

While generally I’d write and article about how "Amazon Go" is delayed with an understanding with our readers that they’d read previous articles, today we’re in a unique position. Today with news that there’s are "technical complications" in the store, according to WSJ, I’m going to discuss the implications of this delay. This delay is happening for a store which will eventually allow people to enter, pick up items as needed, and walk out without seeing or interacting with a cashier.

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Samsung Pay has fully launched in India

Samsung Pay has fully launched in India

Following a test in the region, Samsung Pay has fully launched for everyone in India, marking a new milestone for the payment platform. As in other regions, those in India will be able to use their Samsung mobile device and compatible bank cards to make payments at retailers that accept the service, eliminating the need to swipe cards. Samsung says it has integrated both the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface and Paytm into the app.

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Wells Fargo goes cardless for ATM withdrawals

Wells Fargo goes cardless for ATM withdrawals

If you're a Wells Fargo customer, you'll soon be able to leave your card in your wallet when making a withdrawal at an ATM. Next week, Wells Fargo will transition its 13,000 ATMs dotted across to the US to become offer cardless withdrawals, meaning that all you'll need is your smartphone if you want to pull out some cash.

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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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Visa sunglasses prototype uses NFC for mobile payments

Visa sunglasses prototype uses NFC for mobile payments

There’s no doubt payment at the register is changing, but how ordinary payments will look in the future is still anyone’s guess. Smartphones are currently the most popular method for making mobile payments, but smartwatches and wristbands can also be used. Visa previously showed off an NFC-based payment ring at the Olympics last year, and now it is back with another product, this one in the form of sunglasses.

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Samsung Pay tipped inbound for maker’s non-premium handsets

Samsung Pay tipped inbound for maker’s non-premium handsets

Samsung is planning to launch its mobile payment system on all of its non-premium smartphones, according to a new report, expanding the service’s presence in the market. The sources claim Samsung Pay will be brought to the maker’s non-premium phones including its budget offerings in emerging markets, starting with India. The move, it seems, will apply to the phones going forward, as they’ll be made with the necessary hardware to support the payment system.

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Samsung Pay early access arrives in India ahead of full launch

Samsung Pay early access arrives in India ahead of full launch

We’ve known for a while now that Samsung Pay is inbound for India, and now it looks like users in the nation are able to sign up for early access to the mobile payment platform. It’s still not clear when exactly the service will be available in India, but the early access registration is a reassuring sign that it must be inbound, at least for those who own a Galaxy A5, A7, S7, S7 edge, or Note 5.

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Google shutting down Hands Free next week

Google shutting down Hands Free next week

With so much attention given to Android Pay, you'd be forgiven if you forgot about Google Hands Free. Hands Free, which was announced back in 2015, was meant to take the idea of mobile payments one step further by making them, well, hands free. It seems that the idea never really took off, though, and as a result, Google has announced plans to shut it down.

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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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