Apple Pay

  • Chinese social payments apps enter US market

    … Alipay has landed in the U.S. following its do-everything social payments competitor WeChat, who moved in last week, signaling the start of a payments arms race here. Alipay, China’s dominant mobile payments company under Ant Financial, signed a deal Monday with First Data, the U.S. card processing giant, that will allow Chinese tourists…

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  • Street Fight Daily: Alexa Enables Voice-Ordered Meals, Boston Globe’s Digital Revamp

    … Overhaul to Compete in Digital Age (Poynter) 10 big changes are coming to The Globe in the coming months. Among them: a complete overhaul of the newsroom’s beat structure, the creation of a breaking news “express desk,” the debut of a print-focused desk and the launch of a new audience development team. Lyft More Than Doubles Fourth Quarter Ridership…

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  • USA Technologies Links With Apple Pay to Offer Rewards on the Go

    … USA Technologies Links With Apple Pay to Offer Rewards on the Go January 5, 2017 by Lainie Rowland Leave a Comment Filed Under: News USA Technologies, which serves cashless and mobile transactions in self-serve retail, announced this morning that it has integrated its rewards program with Apple Pay. Going forward, when consumers use Apple…

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  • Survey: Android Pay Tops List of Mobile Payment Apps Among U.S. Consumers

    … they have used Android Pay to purchase a product in a store. Android Pay was followed by retailer mobile apps at 12 percent of users and Apple Pay at 11 percent of users. The report showed that the number of Android mobile payment users held steady from last year, while the number of Apple Pay users increased from 4 percent last year. When asked…

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  • Fluent: 8% of Americans Own an Apple Watch

    …. Fluent found that 79 percent of surveyed Apple Watch owners use their device for health and fitness monitoring, as well as to access notifications. Other popular uses include listening to music (75 percent of respondents), accessing email and chat services (66 percent), playing games (63 percent), making purchases with Apple Pay (61 percent…

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  • When Will We Be Able to Say That Cashless Payments Have Finally ‘Arrived?’

    … otherwise would have remained cash-based. But why is this the year to pay attention? Why now are companies and consumers alike not only poised to benefit from cashless payments, but ready to take them mainstream? Reason #1: Muscle While mobile payment technology introduced by Apple Pay and Google Wallet certainly brought cashless payments front…

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  • Will ApplePay Be the Company’s Next Mega-Business?

    … It is a truth universally acknowledged that Apple is currently in need of a really big new product (a la iPhone or iPad) to keep growing. The iWatch isn’t it. The company is definitely working on something in the automobile space, but I think there is more game-changing promise in the company’s push into payments. Before the iPod there were…

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  • Is Apple Quietly Assembling an SMB Trojan Horse?

    …: Apple Stores. The $49 reader accepts Apple Pay, which significantly lowers the barrier for SMBs to get in the game. In other words, it will democratize tap-to-pay transactions, just as Square did for credit card acceptance. But Apple’s endgame is where this all starts to get interesting. Boosting Apple Pay is one obvious driver. But, as it often goes…

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