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QR codes look like they're really starting to catch on, and Vodafone's not one to turn down a reserved seat on the bandwagon. As part of a new trial, the UK carrier has teamed up with mobile payments renegade PowaTag so pay-as-you-go customers can top up their balances with just a quick scan of a...

July 31st 2015 at 6:15am 0 Comments
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Sure, your local drug store or theme park may let you buy things with your phone at the counter, but what about paying at the table in your favorite restaurant? Never fear, as Verifone will soon have you covered. Its upcoming Payware Mobile e355 wireless terminal lets stores accept any mobile paym...

January 10th 2015 at 10:11pm 0 Comments
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When we were introduced to Loop in October, the mobile payments company was just launching its Kickstarter campaign. The idea was different than an NFC-based mobile payment service (such as Isis or Google Wallet): using a 3.5mm Fob attached to your phone, you can make purchases on almost any point...

February 19th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Early adopters of mobile wallet services are brave enough to hand over the keys to their finances in the name of convenience. When you're signed up to a plethora of loyalty schemes, though, inputting all these details before ditching the plastic could be quite the opposite. Google doesn't want you...

January 30th 2014 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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Android users, this is where you unashamedly stick your tongue out at iOS loyalists while making childish noises with your lips. (In your fantasies, at least -- that's pretty rude to do in real life.) The Google Wallet app for Android has just been revised, with users in the United States told to...

September 17th 2013 at 11:22am 0 Comments
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At IDF's second-day keynote in Beijing today, Intel announced its collaboration with bank card giant China UnionPay for secure mobile payment, with the latter utilizing Intel's Identity Protection Technology and also its distribution of the Hadoop software framework for datacenters. With UnionPay...

April 11th 2013 at 12:53am 0 Comments