Friday, August 10, 2012

TapBase Introduces TapPay and TapWallet Mobile Applications for the iPhone

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TapBase introduces a different approach to mobile billing and payments with its TapPay and TapWallet apps.

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Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
TapBase has announced the official release of its TapPay and TapWallet mobile applications for the iPhone as key elements of its Tap mobile payments, loyalty and rewards platform. “After a significant development and testing effort, we’re very pleased to offer merchants and consumers a feature-rich mobile payments billing and payment solution”, reported CEO, Robert Mallett.
“Although there are a number of mobile payment solutions now available in the marketplace, our system mitigates some of the risks inherent in performing payment transactions away from the traditional bricks-and-mortar retail store. For example, a customer can request a bill be sent to their own device; the customer can then complete the transaction without having to directly share sensitive credit card data with the merchant.”
The TapPay application was designed and developed with significant input from small businesses and the functionality extends far beyond the payment processing available from existing mobile payment systems. For example, merchants can use the integrated barcode scanner to manage a mobile database of products and services; items can be instantly called up and added to a mobile shopping cart where discounts, miscellaneous charges and/or tips can be applied. Using an optional magnetic-stripe reader, credit and debit cards can be swiped or a bill can be sent directly to a customer’s smartphone.
The TapWallet application allows consumers to securely store and carry payment card information as well as loyalty and membership cards. When a bill arrives, the customer selects a payment card, signs the transaction on their phone and authorizes the payment.    Within seconds, the merchant is notified that the transaction is complete and is provided with a copy of the receipt. This innovative system is fast, easy and convenient for both the consumer and merchant.
TapBase plans to offer Android versions of the apps and launch further components of its platform in Q4, 2012. This will include the ability for merchants to issue their own virtual pre-paid and gift cards using QR codes and NFC technology. Additionally, merchants may offer rewards to customers in the form of TapPoints – a virtual currency offered only on the Tap Platform.
TapBase LLC was founded by a team of experienced professionals with backgrounds in banking, smart cards, wireless and information technology. The company is an angel-funded startup based in the San Francisco bay area.

Vantiv Launches a Mobile Accept Application

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Vantiv Launches Mobile Accept Application (via PR Newswire)
CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announces the introduction of its new mobile payment app Vantiv Mobile Accept.  The simple…

VeriFone Selected for Contactless Payment Rollout in Mexico City

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VeriFone Selected for Contactless Payment Rollout in Mexico City

First Major Contactless Project in Mexico Utilizes VeriFone VX 520 and VX 820 Payment Solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), will provide the merchant payment solutions in the initial phase of the first major contactless payment rollout in Mexico City by the Mexican bank Banamex, which begins today.
“VeriFone is a key enabler in this electronic payment experience in Banamex, which will provide consumers and merchants with an easier, more convenient way of payment.”
Banamex, part of Grupo Financiero Banamex and a member of Citi, is implementing a full-scale contactless payment deployment. In the first phase, several thousand VeriFone contactless-enabled card acceptance systems will be deployed to 1,900 merchants in the Mexico City metropolitan area. The bank is also issuing 100,000 contactless credit and debit cards to begin the transition to the new innovative way of payment.
The bank will deploy the VeriFone VX 520 to merchants who use traditional standalone countertop systems, and the VX 820 advance PIN pad to larger retailers that integrate payment systems to electronic cash register systems.
“VeriFone is the natural choice to provide the merchant acceptance solutions, based on its leading technology and experience in Mexico,” said VeriFone Country Manager Erick Lopez Sanchez. “VeriFone is a key enabler in this electronic payment experience in Banamex, which will provide consumers and merchants with an easier, more convenient way of payment.”
By end of 2012, the bank expects to have issued 1 million contactless cards and to have deployed 12,000 payment acceptance systems. For purchases of less than 250 pesos (approx. US$15), contactless payments will require no signatures, resulting in quick service in locales such as fast food restaurants, bookstores, pharmacies, magazine stands and other types of businesses.

45 "Mobile Payment News" Stories for August 10, 2012

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Mobile payment committee holds promise for more cooperation
GigaOM
Some of the biggest players in the mobile payment space including the four U.S. mobile carriers, Google, Isis, VeriFone and Intuit are joining a new mobile payment committee within the Electronic Transactions Association. It's still too early to say what this ...
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GigaOM
ETA Brings Together Mobile Payment Giants To Form Single Committee
Hot Hardware
With Google Wallet, Isis, Square, NFC and all sorts of other technologies in the mobile payment space finally getting their wings, we could be in for a sea-change that will completely disrupt how we pay for goods. Following news of Starbucks and Square ...
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Hot Hardware
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Starbucks leads mobile wallet revolution
Examiner.com
Starbucks and payment processor, Square, just announced an agreement in which Square will process all of Starbucks' bank card transactions, and implement a mobile payment system which will allow customers to pay directly from their smartphone.
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Examiner.com
Google, PayPal, and U.S. carriers join committee to increase mobile payment ...
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The Electronic Transactions Association announced today that it has formed The Mobile Payments Committee, an alliance of companies involved in the mobile payments sector working to achieve their common goals. Though members have competing ...
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Will Starbucks' deal with Square finally make mobile wallets happen?
The Week Magazine
Starting this fall, Starbucks is partnering with Square, the mobile payment start-up, to have the new company process all of the coffee purveyor's debit and credit card transactions. The team-up marks a monumental victory for the two-year-old mobile wallet ...
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The Campaign to Digitize Your Wallet Is Intensifying
New York Times
Seth Priebatsch, chief executive of Scvngr, a start-up that offers a mobile payment app called LevelUp, said the move could risk alienating other big retailers. Square has invited Howard D. Schultz, Starbucks's chief executive, to its board. That would give the ...
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Starbucks Partnership with Square Is a 'Game Changer' for Mobile Payments
HispanicBusiness.com
Even as Hamadeh predicted a wave of new venture capital investment in mobile payment companies, Starbucks said it will put $25 million into Square as part of the partnership. That investment will be included in a funding round that Square has yet to ...
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Payment trade association forms mobile payment committee
Mobile Payments Today
The trade association of the payments industry is launching a new committee aimed at addressing the policy and business issues accompanying the growth of mobile payments. The Electronic Transactions Association announced that its Mobile Payments ...
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Schultz and Dorsey on Why Starbucks Needs Square
Wall Street Journal (India)
Starbucks and mobile payment innovator Square recently announced a partnership that would allow Starbucks customers use Square's technology to pay for their coffee. In an exclusive interview with WSJ's Alan Murray, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and ...
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Starbucks Signs Deal with Pay With Square
Kapitall Blog (blog)
Starbucks (SBUX) shocked the business world when it announced on Tuesday it will begin a partnership with mobile payment company Pay With Square. The partnership will put Square's automatic payment service in every Starbucks café location ...
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Kapitall Blog (blog)
Starbucks has paired up Square to launch a service that lets customers use their ...
New York Daily News
Starbucks has paired up with mobile payment provider Square to launch a service that lets customers use their smartphones to buy their lattes. "Pay with Square" will be available at about 7000 Starbucks stores this fall, said the java giant, which is investing ...
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New York Daily News
Starbucks adopts St. Louis-born payment gizmo
STLtoday.com
Starbucks plans to add the Square system to its own current mobile payment systems, which use iPhone and Android devices. Those apps let customers pay by scanning a bar code on the phone's screen. Starbucks added those systems over the past year.
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Mobile Payments Are About to Become Standardized. Really Good or Really ...
Gizmodo
It does include other mobile payment participants like Google and PayPal—though it's missing Square, which is now an even humongouser figure in mobile payments thanks to being in every Starbucks. So a lot of the non-carrier muscle is sitting this one out, ...
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Starbucks teams with Square for mobile payments
The News International
NEW YORK: Starbucks is pouring $25 million into electronic payments start-up Square in a partnership that expands mobile payment options at the coffee chain, the companies announced on Wednesday. Starbucks customers will be able to use the Pay with ...
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The News International
PayPal, Google, Verifone And US Carriers Form Mobile Payment Committee
Geeky gadgets
Mobile payments is obviously something that all the major mobile carriers are looking into, PayPal and Google have their own mobile payment systems, and now they have teamed up with Verifone and the major US mobile carriers to form a mobile payment ...
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Geeky gadgets
Square, Starbucks Deal: Could Your Team Do It?
InformationWeek
But Starbucks also has built an infrastructure--with its organization and its technology--to cut this kind of deal. That infrastructure makes deals like this more likely to happen. And it makes it more likely that technology like Square's mobile payment processing ...
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PayPal, Vivo launch Brazilian mobile payment service
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PayPal has taken its partnership with Brazilian telecommunication company Vivo to the next level. The companies announced a partnership aimed at creating a mobile payment solution last year, and now that plan has come to fruition. On the PayPal blog, ...
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Reliance Capital arm launches mobile-based payment system
SME Times
RCAM is the first asset management company to offer the Interbank Mobile Payment Service (IMPS) platform to investors for making investments in mutual funds, the company said in a statement. IMPS is a payments platform that allows customers to use ...
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The Meaning of Square: What's So Great About a Cashless Society?
The Atlantic
One small step for vanilla lattes, one giant leap for mankind, is how the world characterized the deal yesterday between Starbucks and Square, the new mobile payment company that, in addition to the iconic square swiper shown above, can identify people ...
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The Atlantic
Mobile Payments Committee Announced: Includes All 4 Major US Carriers
iMedia Connection (blog)
Worldwide mobile payment transactions are estimated to total $171.5 billion in 2012; a 62% increase from last year's $105.9 billion, and could reach $617 billion by 2016, according to research firm Gartner. There's no doubt that mobile payments are a ...
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Google, PayPal, VeriFone and US carriers band together to form Mobile ...
Engadget
In an effort to define a way forward for the mobile payment industry, a large number of heavy hitters have banded together under the umbrella of the Electronic Transactions Association to form the Mobile Payments Committee. Not only does the group include ...
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Starbucks Accelerates Mobile Payments
Hospitality Technology
Starbucks Accelerates Mobile Payments. Starbucks Coffee Company, with its leading mobile payment platform, and Square have announced a broad innovative partnership to bring the best possible payment experience to both sides of the Starbucks counter.
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Starbucks-Square Partnership Could Take Mobile Payments Mainstream
The Epoch Times
Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz announced that the world's largest retail coffeehouse chain will begin to integrate Square Inc.'s mobile payment processing system into 7000 of its store locations in an effort to expedite customer transactions. In addition ...
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The Epoch Times
Starbucks Brewing Major Mobile Payments Effort with Square
Daily Deal Media
To be sure, Starbucks' hugely popular mobile payment app isn't being discontinued. The deal with Square will merely augment the java giant's budding mobile presence and related services. The partnership will enable Starbucks customers to use the "Pay ...
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Daily Deal Media
Starbucks-Square alliance worth $25m
Industry Leaders Magazine
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Industry Leaders Magazine
Starbucks Utilizes Mobile Payments Via Square
Zolmax
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Zolmax
Smartphone to replace wallet? Campaign to digitize your purse is intensifying
Economic Times
But not everyone is convinced that Square's buddying up with a behemoth like Starbucks is such a good idea. Seth Priebatsch, chief executive of Scvngr, a startup that offers a mobile payment app called LevelUp, said the move could risk alienating other big ...
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NQ Mobile's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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Vesta expands its global mobile top-up services
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Google, ISIS and U.S. carriers join Mobile Payments Committee
Android Authority
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Android Authority
Four Major Carriers Join Google In Mobile Payments Committee
Gotta Be Mobile
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Top US cellular carriers join new Mobile Payments Committee
TechRadar UK
Unfortunately for the committee's objectives, Square, perhaps the most major mover in the mobile payment playing field, hasn't indicated it'll join the powwows. Given the company's landmark deal Wednesday with Starbucks, the committee might want to see ...
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TechRadar UK
Vantiv gets into the mobile POS game
Mobile Payments Today
Payment processor Vantiv Inc. has introduced its new mobile payment app, Vantiv Mobile Accept. The app, designed for small and medium sized businesses, lets merchants use mobile devices to quickly and securely swipe credit, debit and prepaid cards.
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Vantiv launches Mobile Accept application
Telecompaper (subscription)
Vantiv, a provider of payment processing services and related technology products for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, launched its new mobile payment app Vantiv Mobile Accept. The app enables any merchant to bring Vantiv's payment ...
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TapBase introduces TapPay, TapWallet apps for iPhone
Telecompaper (subscription)
The TapPay application was designed and developed with significant input from small businesses and the functionality extends far beyond the payment processing available from existing mobile payment systems. For example, merchants can use the ...
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Big four US carriers taking part in Mobile Payments Committee along with ...
PhoneDog
The Mobile Payments Committee has plans to help its members figure out form relationships to aid in mobile payment interoperability, work with regulators and legislators on how to form public policy related to mobile payments and teach both consumers and ...
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Blogs4 new results for "Mobile Payment"
Vantiv Enters The Mobile Payments Battlefield
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Commerce Weekly: Starbucks gives Square's mobile payment a big ...
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Big Four Carriers Form New Mobile Payment Initiative (Phone Scoop)
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Vantiv launches mobile payment app
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Square joins Starbucks' largest mobile payment network
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Solving Real World Problems with NFC Mobile Phones - SF Gate

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Interoperable NFC Infrastructure and Mobile Payment Service Launch
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Solving Real World Problems with NFC Mobile Phones. The Next ...
Many are now familiarizing themselves of NFC's boundless capabilities, including Mobile Payment via Google Wallet and Isis Wallet, Mobile Ticketing, Mobile ...
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After more than a two-month delay, members of a government-backed NFC consortium in Singapore mad... ... NFC Mobile Payments News · Main · Articles. more ...
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Webwire: Singapore NFC coming in Aug; China Telecom eyes 3G ...
The consortium involving Singapore's three mobile operators and their payment industry partners will launch the city state's NFC mobile payment service by the ...
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ViVOtech Sells Hardware Unit To Concentrate on NFC Software
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Singapore's NFC infrastructure goes live
The IDA and members of the consortium are currently working with Singapore's Land Transport Authority to assess the mobile readiness of NFC payments for ...
www.vrl-financial-news.com/.../singapore's-nfc-infrastructure....
NFC POS Supplier Vivotech Fails | Mobile Marketing & Technology
So it is that contactless reader and NFC software vendor Vivotech has become an early casualty of the contactless mobile payment business. NFC Times reports ...
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