Friday, September 28, 2012

35 "Mobile Payment" News Stories for September 28

ePaymentNews 25 new results for "Mobile Payment"
Groupon Enters The Highly Competitive Mobile Payment Processing Market
Small Business News from Gaebler.com
The primary differentiator between Groupon Payments and other mobile payment processing systems is price: Groupon is promoting its product as the lowest payment processing system on the market and is offering a lowest rate guarantee to merchants.
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Small Business News from Gaebler.com
Here's the Mobile Payment Landscape
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
In 2012, Gartner expects mobile payment transaction value to pass $171.5 billion worldwide, and that the number of mobile payment users will reach 212.2 million. This represents a 61.9 percent increase in transaction value, and a 32.2 percent increase ...
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Salt Lake City adds parking to list of mobile payment options
Mobile Payments Today
Aparc Systems is implementing the mobile payment option as part of a comprehensive infrastructure upgrade the company conducted on parking meters and facilities in Salt Lake City. By adding QuickPay's mobile payment platform, Apark will give customers ...
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Bank of America tests mobile payment technology
Bizjournals.com
Reuters said that BofA and other large banking companies already earn fees for managing payments and must find new ways to tap into the mobile payment segment, estimated to exceed $171 billion this year. BofA is the largest banking company in the ...
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Singapore mobile payments firm eye PHL banks to launch platform
GMA News
In a statement Friday, Singapore-based SCCP Group said its mobile payment platform Swiff is looking for bank partnerships in the Asia Pacific for its mPOS system, and identified Philippine banks, which it noted use one of the most sophisticated ...
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Will Mobile Payments Spur Gold Rush or Become Fool's Gold?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A lack of merchant support and smartphones with undeveloped mobile payment capabilities have rendered the promise of tapping and paying for products largely unmet in the U.S., according to a Javelin Strategy & Research report on mobile payments ...
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PXT Payments offering its payment app to Boston-area college students
Mobile Payments Today
Boston-based mobile payment and digital wallet provider PXT Payments has announced that it will offer students and merchants its mobile payment app, looped in, this weekend at College Day at Fenway Park. The company will also show off merchandise ...
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Jinshang Bank launches first mobile banking service
China Daily
Mobile payment transactions in China totaled 48 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) in 2011. By 2013, the total amount is expected to exceed 200 billion yuan ($41.74 billion). The coming years will witness a boom in the mobile payment industry, led by mobile ...
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China Daily
NuWallet offers the market another new wallet
Mobile Payments Today
NuWallet Inc., a provider of mobile payment and personal information management applications said its NuWallet application is ready for general use. The app is a "comprehensive, secure and private consumer digital wallet for mobile devices," the ...
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Visa: National payment system will increase costs, hurt customer service
Kyiv Post
Moneylife: PrivatBank in Ukraine selects gemalto for contactless mobile payment. The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively debate. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed ...
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Kyiv Post
ParkMobile: use this mobile app to pay for parking in 11 lots around the city
Technically Philly
Here's to making city parking a bit more painless. Philly's Parkway Corporation recently started using ParkMobile, a mobile payment app that alerts you when your meter has almost run out, Newsworks reports. Download the app here. You can use the app, ...
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360Buy to buy third-party payment provider: report
Morning Whistle
Chinabank has 100.5 million yuan in registered capital, and according to the People's Bank of China (PBoC), on June 27 the company received its online payment license, granting it the right to provide remittance, online payment, mobile payment, and ...
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Morning Whistle
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Taking On Square?
Insider Monkey (blog)
And as smartphones are becoming point-of-sale devices, there has been a push for digital purchase software, and Square, GoPayment by Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) and PayPal Here have taken the lead in digital and mobile payment processes. When there ...
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Insider Monkey (blog)
A bellwether for the future of mobile payment solutions worldwide, SCCP Group ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
A bellwether for the future of mobile payment solutions worldwide, Singapore-based SCCP group signals its strength with the launch of the world's first end-to-end mPOS solution in Asia; global push to the United States, Europe and the Americas underway ...
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Salt Lake City Introduces Mobile Parking Payments With QuickPay
Marketwire (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2012) - The City of Salt Lake and Aparc Systems have partnered with QuickPay Corp., a premier mobile payment platform provider, to make parking payments by mobile phone and other advanced parking ...
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Vodafone NL to put attention,money on mobile internet
Telecompaper (subscription)
In a changing mobile landscape, selling telephony is not enough, Vodafone NL consumer affairs director Bart Hofker told De Financieele Telegraaf. The provider plans to focus on larger data bundles and apps for mobile TV. Hofker referred to mobile ...
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BofA testing smartphone pay
Investor's Business Daily
2 U.S. bank is joining the race to offer mobile payment technology. With mobile payments startup Paydiant, Bank of America (BAC) is conducting a pilot program. The technology lets customers pay at a store by scanning an image with a smartphone like an ...
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The Blagger's Guide to: NFC
B&T Marketing & Media
In the meantime Apple has positioned an application called Passbook, as an alternative mobile payment method for the iPhone5. The application's technology is interestingly QR code based. Considering the very limited success of QR codes to date and the ...
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The Morning Download: Demand for IT Workers Is Strong, Even in Spain
Wall Street Journal (blog)
CIO Journal's Clint Boulton takes a look at how one CIO–Tim Theriault of Walgreens–has started to prepare checkout systems in 8,000 stores for the arrival of mobile payment powered by near-field communications. Those communications chips create a link ...
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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Announcing the Launch of LevelUp White Label
Technology Digital (press release)
And up until now, if you wanted that, you basically had to build a whole mobile payment, loyalty and security infrastructure up from scratch. Doable... but hard. (Trust us, we'd know.) Luckily, starting today, you can have your cake and eat it too. And ...
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Companies fight to control access to the online bazaar
CBS Moneywatch
... companies such as Amazon (AMZN), Yahoo (YHOO), Facebook (FB), and Groupon (GRPN) are battling to make themselves the gateway to that greater marketplace. Has Amazon left money on the table? Why Groupon has joined the mobile payment hunt ...
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The future of computing? It's Minority Report: Gartner
Memeburn
Memeburn: How do geo-fenced and mobile payment technologies affect business and how do you see these themes playing out in the future? PS: I think we, right now, are in a massive battle of mobile payment systems and alternative transaction systems for ...
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Memeburn
How to prevent hackers from wiping your Android phone with a single link
Digital Trends
For instance, T-Mobile pre-paid users dial #999# to see their balance. That's USSD. However, USSD can support more sophisticated applications like mobile payment services — in fact, that's one reason some developing nations are further along with ...
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Digital Trends
Pingit now Barclays' 'best' digital acquisition tool
Marketing Week
Foulds added the average order value of each transaction is £70, higher than current NFC mobile payment services, which are usually capped at about £20. Pingit has also seen an "unprecedented demand" from the corporate sector, which underpins ...
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Retail Groups Battle Visa Over Records in Swipe-Fee Case
Businessweek
Shinder served as a lawyer for Discover Financial Services (DFS) in the interchange fee suit, according to court records. His firm, Constantine Cannon, is also advising a mobile-payment venture, the Merchant Customer Exchange, he said in a Sept. 25 ...
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Blogs7 new results for "Mobile Payment"
Bank of America testing QR Code scanning mobile payment system in
By Brian Heater
Mobile payment is still a bit of a wild west at the moment, and seemingly every technological and financial institution has a dog in this fight. Bank of.
Engadget
WordPress Mobile Payment Gateways Let You Reach Customers ...
By tschoegl
Use WordPress mobile payment gateways to allow your customers to pay from anywhere.
Wordpress Tutorials, Themes,...
Bank of America testing iPhone payment system | TUAW - The ...
By Mel Martin
Reuters reports the bank is using technology from Paydiant, whose mobile payment solution is in trials with several banks. The system works by printing a QR Code on a receipt or price tag. It's scanned with an iPhone or some Android models ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
It's hip to be Square: Mobile wallets are hitting their stride ...
By Diane Walter
Back to Square: Starbucks has their own mobile payment app, and processes over 1 million mobile payments a week. Square will extend Starbucks' current mobile payment offering by allowing consumers to pay with their phone using any ...
iMediaConnection Blog
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) Exploring Mobile Payment Options ...
By alex
As customers seek more ways to pay for purchases without using real cash, alternative payment methods are rising in popularity and demand. Debit cards and.
Daily Political
NuWallet, Available on iPhone and Android-Based Phones, Gives ...
By WDM Group PR Network
... 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NuWallet, Inc., a mobile payment and personal information management application provider, has released the patent-pending NuWallet Application for general use, and is available for the iPhone and Android-based ...
Press Releases
The Pantry Inc. Launches Forecourt Media Trial : Convenience Store ...
By CSD Staff
"It is clear that Gilbarco understands the significant role of forecourt media and evolving mobile payment technologies, and how to help us most effectively make the transition to EMV-certified equipment," Lemerise said. "The Pantry is a ...
Convenience Store Decisions

Web3 new results for "Mobile Payment"
Apple snubs emerging mobile payment standard - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe often quotes a merchant saying NFC stands for "Not For ...
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Gemalto Expands Mobile Payment Software Solution with Western ...
Gemalto's LinqUs Mobile Payment Platform has been certified through Western Union's Mobile Vendor Program to offer end users new options to send and ...
www.gemalto.com/php/pr_view.php?id=1377
Mobile Payment Options for Your Business
Mobile payments can give small business owners new options when receiving payments.
www.patriotsoftware.com/.../Mobile-Payment-Options-for-Yo...



What the iPhone 5 means for NFC-based mobile payments

Web5 new results for NFC Mobile Payment
Mobile Wallets & NFC : VeriFone
Endless Opportunity Endless OpportunityGenerate a boost in revenue by delivering rich, relevant media content at the ...
www.verifone.com/solutions-services/.../mobile-wallets-nfc
PRO: What the iPhone 5 means for NFC-based mobile payments(gigaom.com) -- The lack of NFC in the iPhone 5 will be a speed bump for the technology, which is just beginning to trickle into the U.S. market. And that will ...
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Blog Archive » Is this the Death Knell for NFC in Mobile Payments?
NFC enables mobile payments simply by touching your mobile phone to a payment terminal. Passbook could be a sign that NFC will come to the iPhone in the ...
www.mapmodel.com/.../is-this-the-death-knell-for-nfc-in-mob...
MasterCard intros NFC payment toolkit - Mobile Business Briefing
Credit card giant MasterCard released its PayPass User Interface Software Development Kit (UI SDK) for Android and BlackBerry 7 platforms, which it said ...
www.mobilebusinessbriefing.com/articles/mastercard.../25345
Atos Worldline unveils NFC mobile wallet | Banking Technology ...
Transaction services provider Atos Worldline has released a ready-to-go NFC mobile payment application for card issuers that lets users pay by swiping their ...
www.bankingtech.com/bankingtech/article.do?articleid...



PrivatBank in Ukraine Selects Gemalto for Contactless Mobile Payment


AMSTERDAM--()--Regulatory News:

“PrivatBank is a financial leader with its sight firmly set on improving the payment experience for its customers, using the most innovative developments in technology. Gemalto’s Optelio solution offers a cost-effective option to quickly deploy mobile contactless payment services to PrivatBank’s existing customers.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its selection by PrivatBank to provide Optelio contactless stickers for Ukraine’s first commercial mobile payment deployment. PrivatBank, the nation’s largest commercial bank serving over 18 million customers in the country, will enable consumers to experience this innovative and convenient payment means using any mobile handset. Optelio stickers are available at all PrivatBank branches, and the bank is also distributing the stickers through retailers to increase ease of availability to accelerate market penetration.
Gemalto’s Optelio contactless sticker is a microprocessor-based secure personal device that enables PrivatBank to provide its existing customers with an additional payment option on their favorite device: their mobile phone. Optelio has been designed to work on any handset model, combining diminutive size with the highest communication performance at point-of-sale terminals that are contactless ready. PrivatBank customers simply attach the sticker to their mobile phone in order to securely use the contactless feature for small amount purchases. Gemalto also provides full personalization service, from the secure installation of confidential payment credentials onto the sticker through to customized packaging. The Optelio contactless sticker has achieved MasterCard certification and complements a full set of Gemalto products and services already available for contactless payment.
Gemalto’s experience in delivering contactless payment solutions for mass market deployments around the world is unrivaled,” said Nikita Volkov, PrivatBank’s vice-CEO. “This know-how and the high standard of Gemalto’s sticker solution made it the ideal choice in helping our customers become more accustomed to the new payment method. In the longer term, this will help us to prepare the market for mobile NFC, with the sticker being a first towards mobile contactless payment.”
Moving to contactless is more than just changing the technology, it is also changing the long-standing consumer habits,” added Jean-Paul Ternisien, Senior Vice President at Gemalto. “PrivatBank is a financial leader with its sight firmly set on improving the payment experience for its customers, using the most innovative developments in technology. Gemalto’s Optelio solution offers a cost-effective option to quickly deploy mobile contactless payment services to PrivatBank’s existing customers.”
About PrivatBank: International banking group "PrivatBank" serves over 22 million corporate and retail customers in 12 countries around the world, including Russia, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, China, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan. PrivatBank was recognized as "Bank of the year 2011” in Ukraine (The Banker Awards). In the ranking of the top 1000 world banks PrivatBank entered in the top 10 of the largest banks in Central and Eastern Europe. PrivatBank is also included in the top-10 rated banks in the CIS "RIA Ranking."
About Gemalto
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and security of people’s digital lives.
Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
For more information visit www.gemalto.comwww.justaskgemalto.comblog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.


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Spire Payments Launches New Product Range and Expansion Plans

SPIRE PAYMENTS LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT RANGE AND PLANS FOR STRATEGIC EXPANSION

28th September 2012, Spire Payments unveiled its business strategy and new product range at The Savoy Hotel in London yesterday. In attendance were some of the biggest names in the payment services industry from Europe and the Middle East.

Following its launch in August 2011, Spire cemented its existing business and customer relationships in the UK and Spain. Since that time it has also developed a global growth strategy including the signing of a joint product development partnership with its technology investor Newland Computers.

At this prestigious industry event the President and CEO of Spire, Kazem Aminaee, presented his business vision and provided attendees with an insight into the Spire growth strategy. This included Spire’s plans for mobile technology and also its intentions to extend its geographical coverage across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with longer term plans to extend into Latin America.

Mr Aminaee commented, “The launch event outlined our desire to continue to be a strong partner for existing clients in our target markets and a truly recognised alternative for prospective customers. The launch of our new product range and our ability to provide a fully managed service solution means that we now have everything required to become a recognised third player in the point of sale terminal market.”

Alongside the launch of the new product range Mr. Aminaee announced a number of senior executive appointments in the areas of product development and geographical expansion.

For more information please see www.spirepayments.com

About Spire Payments

Spire Payments is one of the original pioneers in developing secure electronic payment solutions that deliver real customer value. The company supplies a comprehensive range of fixed, portable and mobile payment terminals, as well as PIN pads and unattended terminals for integration with cash register systems and self-service kiosks.

As a true ‘third player’, Spire engenders trust and confidence due to their reliable payment terminals and secure, flexible payment solutions.

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Mobile News puts NFC on trial

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ePaymentNews  2 new results for "Near Field Communications"
business card
CNET
The idea is kind of like encoding data in the checkered grids known as QR codes, which phone cameras can scan to extract contact information. Near-field communications (NFC) uses small chips with labyrinthine antennas that activate and transmit stored ...
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Mobile News puts NFC on trial
Mobile News
This was possible thanks to payments firm Visa, which selected Mobile News to test-drive its near field communications (NFC) wireless payment application and service, Visa payWave. For those unfamiliar with the concept of NFC, from a user perspective ...
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Obstacles to Mobile Payment Implementation

News2 new results for NFC Mobile Payment
Obstacles to Mobile Payment Implementation
RFPConnect.com
The successful implementation of mobile payments will also depend on the cooperation of mobile phone manufacturers and consumers. To date, limited mobile phones on the U.S. market come with an NFC chip preinstalled. And, it's estimated that NFC ...
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RFPConnect.com
HID Global Carries Out NFC-Enabled Smartphone Pilots That Open Doors
Biztech2.com
HID Global, the secure identity solutions provider, announced its completion of two pilot programs that validate how mobile access control using Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones can allow employees to conveniently open doors with a ...
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Report: BofA running mobile payment trial with Paydiant

Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)
Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
ePaymentNews 2 new results for NFC Mobile Payment
Report: BofA running mobile payment trial with Paydiant
Mobile Payments Today
The pilot is being conducted near BofA headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., and is only open to bank employees. Bank of America is working with mobile payment startup Paydiant to develop the mobile payment app. Instead of NFC or barcodes, the new app uses ...
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Microsoft demos NFC-enabled mobile wallet feature of Windows Phone 8
The Mobile Indian
Users will get the option of choosing relevant cards for mobile commerce, mobile payments, NFC payments, and so on. The user also gets to make the card available only at the time of payment or set it as available always. The Deals option in the wallet ...
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Banks: Contactless, NFC are solutions looking for problems

Bank
Bank (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012)
ePaymentNews  2 new results for NFC Mobile Payment
Banks: Contactless, NFC are solutions looking for problems
ZDNet
There's no real need for consumers to use contactless payments, such as near-field communication (NFC), but banks still think that smartphones will be the future for payments. At the Mobile and Contactless Payments Australia conference held in Sydney ...
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Wireless Charging Mat Could Work as an iPhone Dock Someday
IGN
Prior to a number of major leaks, there were rumors the iPhone 5 would be Apple's first device with NFC and inductive charging. Instead of an NFC chip for mobile payments, Apple made the Passbook app. And instead of including inductive wireless ...
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Android Embraces, iPhone 5 Passes on Near-Field Communication Data Sharing

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ePaymentNews 1 new result for NFC Mobile Payment

Android Embraces, iPhone 5 Passes on Near-Field Communication Data Sharing
Yahoo! News (blog)
Two companies are testing how NFC might improve employee access to their facilities: Good Technology, which sells mobile data security software, and Netflix, the subscription-based entertainment content provider. .... card industry can support more ...
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