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PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

Online payments processor PayPal Inc. is launching a mid-summer’s marketing campaign in Toronto that will introduce its mobile app as a way to pay for items in-store, the company says....

Mobile Payments, Americas, PayPal

Amazon Wallet app released ahead of Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new app called Amazon Wallet ahead of the release of its first smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone, in the US....

Americas, Mobile Wallet, Amazon, Digital Wallet

Amazon heads into retail meatspace with its first smartphone-based wallet

In yet another indication that the world’s largest digital store is seriously interested in real-world commerce, Amazon has released a beta of its first mobile digital wallet....

Americas, Mobile Wallet, Amazon, Digital Wallet

Yahoo Bets on Flurry Analytics to Grow Mobile Ad Revenue

Yahoo wants to be part of people's daily habits, and Flurry deeply understands people. Yahoo's hope is that more personalized ads will drive revenue....

Americas, Mobile Marketing, Yahoo

Monitise, IBM Expand Mobile Banking Partnership

Monitise, an e-commerce firm in London, said on Monday that it has expanded its mobile banking partnership with IBM. The announcement comes less than a week after IBM signed a partnership with Apple to create business apps for iOS devices....

Americas, IBM, Monitise

Starbucks pushing ahead with mobile commerce plans

Company continues to find success in the mobile field...

Mobile Payments, Americas, Starbucks, Mobile Apps

Facebook takes a step toward mobile commerce

Facebook introduces new feature that may promote social commerce among its users...

Mobile Commerce, Global, Americas, facebook

IBM, Monitise partner to boost mobile payment solutions

Big Blue and Monitise have inked a deal to expand in the cloud-based mobile solutions field. ...

Mobile Payments, Americas, IBM, Monitise

How Mobile Payments Are Changing The Game For Service Businesses

Gardener, electrician, chakra healer. Traditionally, if you were in a profession like one of those—in which you go to your customers—you had few options for collecting payment....

Mobile Payments, Americas, mPOS

Twitter buys mobile payment infrastructure CardSpring

Late Wednesday night, Twitter announced it acquired mobile payment system CardSpring....

Americas, Twitter, CardSpring

Why U.S. Bank Is Banking on Mobile Payments To Drive Revenues

Richard Davis, U.S. Bancorp chairman, president and CEO, likes what he sees in the financial institution’s payments portfolio, and he is particularly pleased with opportunities to come as mobile begins to play a bigger role in payments....

Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments, Americas

Visa flexes mobile commerce muscle with Checkout app

Visa is demonstrating its influence and muscle in the commerce sector, already recruiting more than 180 financial institutions to support Checkout....

Mobile Commerce, Global, Americas, Visa, Visa Checkout

Starbucks Has Bigger Plans in Mobile Payments Than Most People Realize

A decade after the idea was first sketched on the proverbial drawing broad, Starbucks is poised to finally let its customers order their coffees from their phones....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Starbucks

Why Mobile Health Technologies Haven't Taken Off (Yet)

Tech entrepreneurs see the mobile health (mHealth) market as the next great business revolution, but it has yet to achieve critical mass. ...

Mobile Technology, Americas, Health

Biometrics Sector Offering Growth Opportunities as Consumers Increasingly Prefer Digital Payment Methods, Opting for Smart Walle

Biometrics Companies expand newest smart technology operations as consumers stray from traditional banking methods and convert to digital commerce....

Mobile Payments, Americas, Biometrics

Mobile wallets: will value actually drive adoption?

"If you build it [and it provides enough value], they will come."...

Americas, Mobile Wallets

U.S. mobile shopping grew 19-fold in 4 years, mostly on iPads and iPhones

The iPhone accounts for 54% of orders made by mobile phone, the iPad for 80% of tablet orders....

Mobile Commerce, Americas, Online Shopping

RBC Express Mobile now available: Making management of business finances faster, easier and more convenient

First financial institution in Canada to offer a mobile business banking app on all major platforms ...

Mobile Banking, Americas, Mobile Apps, RBC Express Mobile

E-mail is what is driving mobile commerce activity

New report shows that mobile shopping activity continues to rise throughout the US...

Mobile Commerce, Americas, E-mail

Canadian banks offering more smartphone apps

More ways to bank through your cellphone...

Mobile Banking, Americas, Smartphones

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