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Mobile Wallets' Grave Problem
When a mobile wallet fails, it doesn't go away. Companies can upgrade dormant apps and remove their functionality, but the apps stay on users' phones, each one a headstone in a growing digital graveyard.  more »
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Uber Technologies Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp. have joined to give the credit-card issuer's customers cheaper rides on the car-sharing service. more »
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It's been a year and a half since Twitter Inc. hired the CEO of Ticketmaster to be its head of e- commerce. While the social site hasn't exactly morphed into a shopping destination, hints of the company's plans are starting to emerge. more »
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Google Wallet is making a significant change in how it handles funds, in the latest of a series of moves that gives Google a stronger footing against Apple Pay's rising tide. more »
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CoinTent, a San Francisco-based micropayments company, has released a product to enable media companies to sell individual articles to non-subscribers. more »
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Amazon long ago redesigned the way consumers shop and pay online, and it envisions a retail environment where payments happen just as seamlessly and shoppers never even need to slow down to check out. more »
MasterCard is betting that there is a third choice besides plastic cards and mobile wallets. And that choice is one that has sputtered in the past. more »
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China's renminbi is quickly climbing the ladder of global acceptance, but many multi-national corporations are not prepared to accept cross-border payments using that currency. more »
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson
MasterCard has joined forces with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to deploy its Qkr app at the product's first restaurant location in the United States. more »
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American Express' financial performance is already suffering from the pending loss of its Costco card business in U.S., pressuring the company's focus on emerging payments technology to provide a financial lift to calm nervous investors. more »
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No two digital wallets are alike, but there is a growing interest within the payments industry in standardizing a base layer for digital payments. more »
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While Google may be the behemoth in web search, its payments initiatives leave a lot to be desired. more »
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Modern consumer cars may not be as full-featured as the Batmobile or Knight Rider's KITT, but they are getting closer, and a growing number of financial companies want to put their products under the hood. more »