Apple’s iPhone 6 May Finally Replace Your Wallet

The iPhone 6 may include mobile payments with NFC.

The iPhone 6 may finally replace your wallet as a way to buy gas, groceries and a nice meal if a collection of rumors are true. For the past several years reports claimed Apple was on the edge of launching a mobile payments platform that could include NFC, but it never came to life. Now, […]

Google Play Store Update Adds PayPal Support (Download)

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Google has been busy lately with tons of updates to Google Maps, improving Hangouts on iOS and Android, and even prepping a release of Android 4.4.3 KitKat, but today they just dropped a brand new Google Play Store with Paypal support. After years of waiting for something that we expected to arrive much much sooner, […]

Visa and Mastercard Team Up to Deliver Mobile Payments on Android 4.4

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Two announcements today from Visa and Mastercard hint at major changes for the mobile payment revolution. One which has been slow to catch on and gain steam, even with all the tools readily in place. The lack of options when it comes to paying on the go with our mobile devices has been quite frustrating, […]

Apple Working on Mobile Payment Plans According to Wall St. Journal

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According to the Wall Street Journal Apple is moving deeper into plans for a mobile payment option that would allow consumers to use an iOS device to pay for physical goods in stores. The Wall St. Journal is basing its story on comments from sources as well as information that Apple has made a personnel […]

Mobile Payments: Starbucks Finds Success in Simplicity

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When we hear of using smartphones to pay for goods, we often think about Google Wallet, ISIS, PayPal‘s new initiatives, or Square, but Starbucks is the rising star and one that has found success in this emerging, yet volatile, market. The retail coffee chain’s app, which is used to pay for beverage and food purchases […]

iOS 7 Rumored to Deliver iRadio and Mobile Payments

iOS 7 is reportedly facing delays due to a major overhaul.

Apple will announce iOS 7 at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June along with iRadio and a mobile payment app that will be the iPhone 5S‘ killer feature according to an Apple analyst. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty previously predicted a killer software feature for the iPhone 5S which it sorely needs, especially […]

Starbucks Now Accepts Square Wallet For Mobile Payments

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Starting today smartphone users can buy their Starbucks coffee with Square Wallet at almost any location in the U.S. Now users can walk into any participating Starbucks, launch Square Wallet and look through the menu from their iPhone or Android phone. Unlike other businesses, Starbucks doesn’t allow Square Wallet users to order their items from […]

Google Teases Google Wallet for iPhone

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Google is teasing a new version of Google Wallet on its website with an option for iPhone users to request an invite according to Business Insider. Google doesn’t give much information on the new version of Google Wallet, and only mentions it in a single line on the Google Wallet website. Users can request an […]

Bank of America Testing Mobile Payments For iPhone and Android

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Bank of America is currently testing a new mobile payments option that doesn’t involve NFC and can work on any recent iPhone or Android device. According to Reuters the bank’s new system is a result of a partnership with a startup called Paydiant. The system lets users make mobile payments with just the camera of […]

ISIS Mobile Payment System Coming In September

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ISIS is finally preparing to bring its mobile payment system to the market sometime in the next month, something that will bring mobile payments to a larger group of users on multiple carriers. According to Bloomberg, ISIS should finally roll out its mobile payment system in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas sometime in September. […]

Google Wallet Will Support Third Party Passes, Loyalty Cards

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Google Wallet will soon move past simply storing credit cards to storing other types of cards like airline passes, loyalty cards, and even ID cards. According to Mobileburn Google discussed the features in a Google Developers Q&A YouTube video (below). In the video product head of Google Wallet Robin Dua confirmed that Google Wallet will move beyond […]

iPhone 5 Leak Hints At NFC Support

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As more and more new iPhone parts leak on the web we see confirmation of numerous rumors. The latest leak finally shows that NFC is plausible for the iPhone 5. According to 9To5Mac, a new part for the iPhone 5 has a mysterious square section which could hold an NFC chip. The new leak comes […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Mobile Payment App For iPhone and Android

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In an effort to keep up with Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts now has its own mobile payment app for iOS and Android. The new Dunkin’ Donuts app, is now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. The app uses a barcode system for mobile payments, similar to the Starbucks app before the company teamed […]

Four Major Carriers Join Google In Mobile Payments Committee

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AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all joining the Mobile Payments Committee along with Google and other companies to help make mobile payments better. According to VentureBeat, the MPC is part of the trade group Electronic Transactions Association. The committee now has representatives from the four major carriers, Google, PayPal, Intuit, Verifone, and ISIS (which […]

Google Wallet Lets You Pay with Any Credit or Debit Card

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Google is trying to make mobile payments better with an update to Google Wallet that lets users add any credit card to the service. Google announced the new update on the Google Commerce blog. Starting today Google Wallet users can put any credit or debit card they own into the service. Users simply need to […]

Apple Buys Security Firm AuthenTec to Beef Up iPhone Security

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Apple might be working towards mobile payments with its acquisition of AuthenTec, a security firm that makes fingerprint sensors for smartphones and laptops. According to Reuters Apple will pay $356 million for the security firm, which amounts to $8 per share. The company currently provides technology to large tech companies like Dell, HP, and even […]

Latest iPhone 5 Prototypes Include NFC

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It looks like Apple’s PassBook app will have more uses than just concert tickets, boarding passes, and Starbucks cards. New prototypes hint the iPhone 5 will have NFC built-in for mobile payments. According to 9To5Mac, the same data from iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes that showed the larger display also contain information that deals with NFC. […]

Square Adds Reward Programs to Pay With Square

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Square is not only trying to get rid of the need for a credit card, now it’s also eliminating the need for physical loyalty cards. The latest version of Pay With Square now includes virtual loyalty cards for users who frequent certain shops. The loyalty cards work just like the physical punch or stamp cards […]

Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Give Users $25 Google Wallet Credit

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Virgin Mobile is giving new LG Optimus Elite buyers some extra cash to go along with their new phone. From now until July 18, new LG Optimus Elite users can activate Google Wallet on their phones to receive $25 for the service. The money comes in the form of a prepaid card, but users need […]

Survey Says Most Americans Don’t Want Mobile Payments

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Despite numerous companies trying their best to own the mobile payments space, most Americans don’t want to use their phones for payments. At least according to the latest survey on smartphone payments. The New York Times reports on a survey from University of California in Berkley that says “adult internet users” in the U.S. aren’t […]