A Dutch theme park explains why it is an early adopter of Bluetooth beacons, Starbucks’ CEO outlines his mobile payment vision, and Apple’s chief exec signals interest at iPhone maker’s payments opportunity…
Activist investor Carl Icahn says PayPal should be split off from eBay as a separate business, MasterCard explains its plans for remittances, and Swedbank is to close its QR code payments service.
French supermarket chain E.Leclerc begins a national mobile payment rollout, InMarket puts Bluetooth beacons into 150 US grocery stores, with thousands more expected by end of year, and the first products with Fido Alliance password replacement features are demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas.
A French beauty brand is to use Hexapay’s ‘meta wallet’ for one-click mobile ordering, Eftpos Australia trials cloud-based mobile payments, and Shell customers can now buy fuel using M-Pesa.
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.
Fingerprints, voice prints, palm vein patterns, face recognition and iris scans are all now being tested for verifying a consumer’s identity for payments at the point of sale and to protect access to mobile wallets, online commerce, mobile banking applications, individual apps on a device and physical locations. We take an in-depth look at the latest developments.
In this 20-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we exclusively reveal how MCX’s wallet will work, and examine each of the five main ways in which wallet providers are addressing the issue of how to architect enterprise-grade cloud payments — and at the major players that are following each of these possible routes to market.
This 52-page report from the NFC World team explains why Disney’s MagicBand offers a next generation customer experience that sets a new bar for mobile wallet design.
In this 20-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we examine: Facebook enters the payments market — next step, a mobile wallet? NFC finds a place in the home — the rise of the technology in consumer electronics and appliances; Key moves from around the mobile wallet world; and more…
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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