mobile payments

Apple Pay QR code support could be coming soon

Apple Pay QR code support could be coming soon

Apple's mobile payment has been around for more than half a decade now but its primary interaction with the physical world has been through NFC. While more convenient and more secure than the likes of Bluetooth or RFID, that convenience requires both the phone and the terminal to have the hardware necessary to enable it. Now it seems that Apple is working on adding support for scanning QR codes and barcodes that could open the system to more users and potentially make it safer given today's health situation.

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Samsung Money is a debit card for your Samsung Pay account

Samsung Money is a debit card for your Samsung Pay account

Samsung has launched Samsung Money by SoFi, a mobile-linked debit card designed to work with Samsung Pay. The sleek new black card builds on the phone-based mobile payments Samsung Pay offers, and will come with finance management tools - including physical card control - and no monthly or annual account fee.

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Samsung Pay to get a physical debit card soon

Samsung Pay to get a physical debit card soon

Mobile payment systems have more or less dropped out of the tech news headlines but that doesn't mean they've dropped out of the market. Once in a while, you'll hear about Apple Pay and Google Pay expanding to cover more banks and territories. They aren't the only options around, of course, and Samsung Pay has apparently been around for five years now. To celebrate that rather surprising length of operating time, the company is proudly announcing its next big step, which ironically goes back to giving you a plastic card.

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Samsung apps and services now at the center of a privacy controversy

Samsung apps and services now at the center of a privacy controversy

Despite all of the privacy issues that have hounded major tech companies including Facebook, Google, Huawei, and even Apple, Samsung has so far remained out of that kind of news. That wasn't going to last forever, though, and as they say, when it rains, it pours. Samsung now finds itself with not one but three separate pieces of news that may make some think twice about using Samsung's mobile apps and cloud services, even if they may not be avoidable in some cases.

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Apple Pay Express Transit charged just by being near NYC OMNY readers

Apple Pay Express Transit charged just by being near NYC OMNY readers

It wasn't that too long ago, in fact just April last year, that the New York City's transport system started supporting Apple Pay. This was done particularly to push New York's One Metro New York (ONMY) contactless payment system which works perfectly with Apple's own mobile payment system. Perhaps too perfectly, even, as there are now a handful of reports claiming they get charged by simply being near one such OMNY reader.

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Google Pay erases transit passes and tickets when you uninstall the app

Google Pay erases transit passes and tickets when you uninstall the app

Digital wallets and mobile payment systems all promise the convenience of nothing having to worry about paper bills and plastic cards. That goes for both having to carry them around in your pocket or bag as well as worrying about losing these separate pieces. You can lose your phone, though, or even lose the app that holds then. And when it comes to the latter, Google Pay offers the exact same assurance as physical transit passes and tickets: nothing.

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Facebook Pay single payments system spans Zuckerberg’s whole empire

Facebook Pay single payments system spans Zuckerberg’s whole empire

Facebook is launching a new payment service, Facebook Pay, that spans not only the social network itself but Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. While each of those services already supports payments, the company is tying them together so that users will only have to enter details once if they prefer - though there's an upside for Facebook, too.

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Samsung Pay users in the US can now transfer money internationally

Samsung Pay users in the US can now transfer money internationally

It seems that the hype over mobile payment systems has boiled over, with Apple Pay and Google Pay taking the lion's share of the market and attention, unsurprisingly. At one point, it almost seemed like Samsung had a serious contender thanks to its MST technology. That too, has died down and Samsung Pay barely makes news these days. It may be hoping to revive interest in platform by announcing that users in the US can now transfer money to friends and family but only if they live in a few countries outside the US.

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What banks can learn from Apple Card

What banks can learn from Apple Card

Live and breathe Apple? Here’s the latest piece of Apple tech available this month for you to flex. It’s the Apple Card – except it doesn’t flex. It’s a solid sheet of sturdy titanium that sits in your wallet with the rest of your cards. Launching Apple’s venture into the banking and finance industry, Apple Card works like Apple Pay in the form of a card. The card comes in handy at cashiers and checkouts that don’t accept mobile payment. Created with the help of Goldman Sachs and powered by Mastercard, Apple’s new venture has plenty of pedigree and should be accepted at just about any cashier.

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Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Samsung Pay Touch turns some phones into PoS machines

Although it was late to the game, Samsung had a distinct advantage with Samsung Pay. Its MST technology allowed its mobile payment system to be compatible with both the newer NFC-based terminals as well as the traditional swipe-based machines. Despite that, it doesn't get as much attention or news coverage compared to the likes of Apple Pay or even Google Pay. It seems that Samsung is now trying to change that by turning the tables, turning any compatible phone into a Samsung Pay point of sale terminal.

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LG Pay launches in the US only on the G8 ThinQ

LG Pay launches in the US only on the G8 ThinQ

The hype around mobile payments has died down but the industry has more or less settled around a few key players like Apple Pay and Google Pay. Some OEMs like Samsung have also tried to jump on the bandwagon and LG wasn't about to be left behind. That said, LG Pay has had very little coverage compared to Samsung Pay and hasn't even set foot in the US. A year since it was first announced, LG Pay is finally coming to the US but it will only be available on one phone for now.

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New Google Pay features make the experience more seamless

New Google Pay features make the experience more seamless

You'd think that a mobile payment system would be as simple as managing your credit cards or payment options and letting you easily buy stuff over the Internet or on your phone. While that is indeed the core purpose of platforms like Google Pay, it has long outgrown that basic function. Google is now giving developers and users a quick preview of upcoming Google Pay features that will not only make it easier to buy things but even get on your plane.

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