MasterCard's Contactless Mandate Preps Europe for Mobile Wallets
MasterCard is establishing a foundation for mobile wallets in Europe by requiring the continent's merchants to accept contactless payments by the end of the decade.
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Apple has a long list of supporters for its new mobile wallet, including a few key companies that had already thrown their hats in with PayPal and MCX. Retailers' support of Apple makes NFC a more likely prospect for PayPal mobile payments going forward. more »
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Yapital Financial AG in Luxembourg is integrating its cross-channel payment system into the platforms of VeriFone Systems and the Ingenico Group. more »
VeriFone's Secure PumpPay hardware
VeriFone is developing a number of uses for the video screens on its point of sale terminals, which can display advertising and other content. more »
Apriva's Stacey Tappin
Apriva says it has "future-proofed" its services for merchant acquirers by connecting to a digital currency gateway and developing a universal point of sale application that will handle upgrades on EMV-enabled terminals. more »
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Lavu Inc. is taking its iPad-based point-of-sale system from the restaurant dining room into the hotel lobby through Lavu Hospitality. more »
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First Data India is leveraging Roam's mobile platform to launch its own branded chip-and-PIN mobile card reader in the country. more »
The Amazon Local Register device
Amazon's launch of a mobile card reader should force many mobile point of sale companies to reevaluate whether their own offerings are distinct enough to ensure their survival. more »
Multiple card accounts can be used at once in Sequent's approach to mobile payments.
Sequent has patented a payment system that allows merchants to simultaneously accept several types of cards with a single tap of a mobile device at the physical point of sale, with the goal of making mobile wallets more user-friendly. more »

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