November 26, 2014

High expectations are the key to everything. Take mobile for example. Apps from Starbucks, Uber, Netflix, and Apple have all made outstanding digital experiences expected and commonplace. Finally, customers have a taste of products and services that work the way they should, effectively reprogramming consumer expectations for all digital experiences.

November 25, 2014

For children on a long journey, the typical refrain is, “Are we there yet?” However, for retail IT practitioners and executives, the challenge is not in waiting to get “there,” but figuring out what “there” even is. The question for the IT journey on which retailers are now traveling can be more appropriately phrased as, “Where are we going?”

November 24, 2014

TechPay Mobile Payment Systems has launched the SwiftPay mobile payment system.

November 18, 2014

Researching and browsing gifts on mobile far outranks purchasing items (whether at home or in a competitor’s store), and even coveted millennial shoppers are heading to the store or laptop to complete major purchases, according to a study by RichRelevance.

November 11, 2014

There may be room for more than one player on the automated mobile payment court.

October 30, 2014

CurrentC, a mobile payment service still in pilot mode from a group of retailers known as the Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), has reportedly been hit by hackers.

October 28, 2014

McDonald’s accepts Softcard mobile payments in U.S.

October 27, 2014

The two pharmacy chains are part of a retailer consortium known as Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, which is planning its own rival mobile payment service called CurrentC.

October 24, 2014

Wow. What a month in the world of mobile payments.

October 14, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9th iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

October 13, 2014

Smart machines, mobile and digital business transformation all weigh heavily in tech research giant Gartner’s top 10 predictions for IT organizations and users in 2015 and beyond.

October 2, 2014

Consumers are well positioned to make the transition to mobile payments — with a little help from retailers, banks, payment networks and retailers, according to a new report from global consultancy Kurt Salmon.

October 1, 2014

Subway announced the nationwide availability of contactless/NFC-based mobile payments in partnership with Softcard, completing a rollout that was announced earlier this month.

September 23, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

September 16, 2014

Subway announced that it will launch NFC-based mobile payments nationwide on Oct. 1 with Softcard, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless.

September 11, 2014

Near Field Communication (NFC) POS payment terminals from Pax Technology Inc. now support Apple Pay. Pax has a portfolio of products including countertop, mobile and multi-lane NFC-equipped terminals tested to work with Apple Pay.

September 10, 2014

Despite prevailing expert opinion that mobile payments are popular with modern consumers, this may not actually be the case.

September 9, 2014

Taking aim at other digital payment platforms such as PayPal, Apple on Tuesday released a mobile payment platform called Apple Pay that will let consumers pay for purchases using their iPhones — or the new Apple Watch.

August 6, 2014

Mobile payments company Wipit Inc has developed a new omni-channel payment technology designed to allow in-app barcode payments at retail point-of-sale.

May 27, 2014

While the reach of mobile devices has grown dramatically in recent years, we’ve failed to realize the promise of using this ubiquitous device as a mobile wallet.

May 20, 2014

Merger and acquisition (M&A) dealflow in the retail mobile payment sector has risen 500% between 2009 and 2013, while investment dealflow has grown 300%.

May 2, 2014

The dominance of the mobile channel is illustrated in a new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which reveals that two-thirds (64%) of U.S. households now own smartphones, surpassing ownership of basic cell phones 51%) for the first time, according to a new study.

May 1, 2014

Four-in-10 (42%) college students around the country would "probably not" or "definitely not" make more mobile payments if they were widely available.

April 3, 2014

VeriFone Systems announced today that five devices in its PAYware Mobile line of EMV- enabled mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices have been approved by the Visa Ready Program.