This edition of The Mobile Wallet Report looks at how China’s central bank put the brakes on local internet giants’ mobile payment plans, and why Denmark’s carriers think that mobile payments are a business for telcos, not banks.
94 mobile payments startups raised a total of $287m last year, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal tells The Mobile Wallet Report. Also, Jordan is getting ready to launch a national mobile payment platform and BLE beacon interest runs high at the NRF Big Show.
Wendy’s uses toll tags to speed up drive-through sales using EZ-Pass tags, while The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin and the Bluetooth SIG’s Errett Kroeter explain how the Internet of Things is getting closer to a reality.
As MasterCard, Visa and American Express propose a new digital payment standard, Mike Matan, head of global network business at AmEx, and Jim McCarthy, global head of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa, comment on the technology options, rollout timing and thinking behind the plan.
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