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28-Aug-14
Mobile payment startup Square said to be raising funds at US$6b valuation

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28 — Square Inc, the mobile-payments startup co-founded by Twitter Inc Chairman Jack Dorsey, is in talks to raise financing at a US$6 billion valuation, according to a person with knowledge of the matter....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Square

28-Aug-14
Top Five Mobile Banking Security Tips From Tech CU

First Major Mobile Banking Threats Hit the U.S.; What Consumers Need Know...

Mobile Banking, Mobile Security, Americas

28-Aug-14
Apple iPhone 6 expected to include mobile payments, NFC

Wired reports a mobile-payments platform powered by near-field communication is coming to the next iPhone, backing up similar stories last month....

NFC, Global, Americas, iPhone, Smartphones, Apple

26-Aug-14
Mobile commerce popularity crown handed to eBay

According to a recent Ofcom report, the massive online auction site is the most popular retailer for smartphone and tablet users....

Mobile Commerce, Global, Americas, eBay, Mobile Statistics

26-Aug-14
Sequent Awarded “One Tap” Mobile Payments Patent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sequent Software, the world’s leading provider of digital issuance and open wallet platform-as-a-service, announced today that it has been awarded a key patent for simplifying mobile payments and enabling fast and seamless transactions at merchants through the “One Tap” mobile payments functionality....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Sequent

22-Aug-14
St George introduces fingerprint access for mobile banking

St George bank is set to utilise fingerprint recognition software on the iPhone S5 to bring quick and secure banking to mobile customers....

Mobile Banking, Americas, Biometrics

22-Aug-14
Can smart cards bypass mobile?

Are smart cards getting smarter? Will they leapfrog mobile for payment and other apps?...

Mobile Payments, Americas, Smart Cards

21-Aug-14
Wearable technology featured at the first Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

As runways were stomped by models in cutting edge menswear fashions, wearables were also in the spotlight....

Mobile Technology, Americas

21-Aug-14
ABA Survey: More Consumers Embracing Mobile Banking

Internet remains top banking method, but branches gain popularity ...

Mobile Banking, Americas

19-Aug-14
10 years later: Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit....

Global, Americas, Google

19-Aug-14
Mobile Commerce Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

It’s common knowledge that mobile commerce capabilities are crucial to any business that sells online....

Mobile Commerce, Americas

18-Aug-14
How China And Kenya Are Winning The Payment Wars -- And Why The U.S. Should Worry

The U.S. lags the rest of the world in one significant technological area: payments....

Mobile Payments, Americas, e-commerce

18-Aug-14
Can Apple With NFC Ignite Mobile Payments?

Well, we’re just about 3 weeks away now from Apple’s “big reveal.” September 9, 2014, is the date that Apple is expected to debut its new iPhone 6 and break its silence about all of the various consumer bells and whistles that this new device (devices?) will have....

NFC, Global, Americas, Apple

18-Aug-14
Amazon's New Card Reader Undercuts The Mobile-Payments Industry

Amazon recently declared war on the mobile-payments industry with Amazon Local Register, a card reader similar to dongles offered by Square and eBay's PayPal....

Mobile Payments, Global, Americas, Amazon, mPOS

15-Aug-14
Wal-Mart pins hopes on e-commerce investments as it issues profit warning

Wal-Mart has issued a profit warning this week indicating that footfall through its major stores in the US is flat, but it has also placed a big emphasis on e-walmart2commerce investments to drive growth in the future....

Global, Americas, Walmart, e-commerce

15-Aug-14
Square Just Released A Blog Post Listing The Top 10 Negative Myths About It

Square just published a defensive blog post about the Top 10 negative myths about its service....

Americas, Square, mPOS

14-Aug-14
Fleet of six new Bitcoin ATMs arrive in shopping centres across Toronto

TORONTO - A Calgary company is looking to boost the profile of the world's newest, and most controversial, currency with the launch of six more teller machines in Toronto that deal in the virtual currency Bitcoin....

Americas, Bitcoin, Digital Money

14-Aug-14
9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader

Better late than never. Amazon has finally taken its place in the cutthroat mobile payments race....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Amazon, mPOS

13-Aug-14
Mobile payments program is expanding to New York

OpenTable is getting ready to expand into new markets later this year...

Mobile Payments, Americas, OpenTable

13-Aug-14
Amazon taking a swipe at mobile payments

Tech giant launches new platform called Amazon Local Register....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Amazon, mPOS

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