Google breathes new life into NFC with support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) in Android 4.4 KitKat, Amex lets customers pay with Membership Rewards in New York taxis, and mobile location analytics firms agree to customer data code of conduct.
Borica Bankservice’s Bogdan Stavrev explains how Bulgaria’s new Mobb national mobile payments platform works, a national mobile payments service to launch in Colombia this year, and BNP Paribas Fortis’s Gunter Uytterhoeven explains how the new Belgian Mobile Wallet platform has been designed to meet merchants’ needs.
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.
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how the launch of Apple’s new iPhones and iOS7 gives a major boost to Bluetooth Low Energy technology and fingerprint biometrics; PayPal is to offer merchants a Bluetooth LE device with WiFi capability to process “hands-free payments”; a second Luxembourg bank integrates low-cost mobile payments platform Digicash into its mobile banking service; and more…
In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we look at the Samsung mobile wallet’s arrival in US Google Play store; why Yankee Group say mobile wallets are “not robust enough to command mass-market adoption”; who remains by far the most widely used mobile payments service among US iPhone users; and more…
This 21-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report takes an in-depth look at merchants’ attitudes to mobile payments as well as at how mobile payments may fit into the wider strategic issue facing multi-channel merchants today — “How do we serve our customers in the smartphone era?”
This 42-page report from the NFC World team examines PayPal’s plans for expansion in the international in-store payments market in 2013 and analyses the strengths of the online payments giant’s technical armoury, its vision for a digital wallet in the cloud, its ability to scale at speed and the likelihood of it gaining widespread consumer and merchant acceptance — as well as the possible reasons why the company is so negative about the prospects for NFC.
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