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E-payment & Security, Technology

Wal-Mart’s mobile payment app may lack incentives to draw new users

July 8, 2016

Via: itCurated

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s expansion of its mobile-payment system across the U.S. may meet resistance from shoppers with little incentive to whip out their phones at the register. “There’s got to be something in there that would get consumers to use […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Mobile Payment Users in Canada Get More Enthusiastic

June 29, 2016

Via: itCurated

More smartphone users in Canada have plans to increase their mobile payment usage this year than last year, according to research breaking out intentions by demographic. Regardless of age or gender, mobile payments appear to be getting more popular. In […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Microsoft brings mobile payments to that Windows 10 Mobile user

June 22, 2016

Via: itCurated

  Microsoft has announced a mobile payments app for Windows 10 Mobile, bringing the flailing operating system up to speed with iOS and Android. Announced alongside the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile Preview Build 14371, Microsoft Wallet is available to […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Tesco Bank and MasterCard Form Mobile Pay Partnership

June 14, 2016

Via: itCurated

MasterCard has announced a strategic partnership with Tesco Bank that will aim to enhance the mobile and digital payments options available to customers at the retailer, as well as identifying and delivering new safe and secure digital payment solutions for […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Apple Pay is So Much More than Just a Payment Mechanism

May 25, 2016

Via: itCurated

Apple Pay was announced in the US in late 2014 and launched with quite a bit of fanfare in the UK in July 2015. Today, most of the big UK banks have committed to support Apple Pay, although not all […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Samsung Pay Announces Important New Support for Marketers

May 20, 2016

Via: itCurated

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that Samsung Pay is giving U.S. users another way to “slim down their physical wallets” with the support of membership features. Samsung Pay users now have “easy, direct access” to merchant membership and loyalty […]


News

Tech Tip: Adding More Fingerprints to iPhone Sensors

May 11, 2016

Via: itCurated

You can use up to five different fingerprints with the Touch ID sensor that comes with certain iPhone and iPad models, so one of those fingers could be from a spouse. Apple’s support site does warn, “Each new print might […]


Advertising & Marketing, Technology

Cowboy marketers’ days are numbered by the EU General Data Protection Regulation

May 10, 2016

Via: itCurated

Image Credits: emailexperience.org Four years ago, The European Commission proposed a radical shake-up to the arcane data protection and privacy laws that were failing to protect the interests, rights and freedoms of millions of consumers in the EU that were […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Tech Fix: Why Apple Pay and Other Mobile Wallets Beat Chip Cards

May 6, 2016

Via: itCurated

Many merchants and retail workers are watching their lives play in slow motion when they process credit cards. To combat fraudulent transactions, the retail industry is shifting away from the traditional magnetic stripe toward tiny computer chips embedded inside cards. […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

The Death of Passwords: How Phone Verification is Protecting Modern Applications and Their Users

May 5, 2016

Via: itCurated

Passwords have long been the method of choice for authenticating users online. But we’re moving toward a world where consumers will no longer need handwritten lists to keep track of all their usernames and passwords from Netflix accounts to online […]


Advertising & Marketing, Technology

Wire messaging app now lets you share any type of file with end-to-end encryption

April 28, 2016

Via: itCurated

Wire, a minimalist messaging app created by old Skype team members, is rolling out encrypted file sharing to all its users. The update follows the app’s adoption of encrypted messaging; Wire was was the first major messaging platform to roll […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Samsung Pay enlists major POS terminal makers to ensure compatibility and ease of use

April 20, 2016

Via: itCurated

Since it turned on the lights last fall, Samsung Pay has managed to reach more than 5 million users and $500+ million in transactions. That’s a pretty remarkable feat, considering that it’s only available on a few phones. For comparison, […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Japan wants to start using fingerprints as currency

April 11, 2016

Via: itCurated

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are on the distant horizon, and the Japanese authorities want to make the process of getting into the country and buying stuff as easy as possible for visitors – by using their fingerprints […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Why We Are Still Reaching for Wallets, Not Phones, at the Checkout

April 8, 2016

Via: itCurated

Image Credits: Engadget Phone and software makers, including Apple, Google and Samsung, are getting involved in mobile payments to make their products more useful and attractive to their owners. Behind all this is the belief that consumers will discover the […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they’ll get hacked

April 7, 2016

Via: itCurated

Most people say they care about their online security and privacy. Poll after poll confirm what one would expect: They don’t want their identities stolen, phones hacked, credit cards compromised or bank accounts drained. They don’t welcome government or anyone else conducting […]


Platforms, Technology

Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

March 29, 2016

Via: itCurated

The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Apple Pay to feature website integration later this year, report says

March 24, 2016

Via: itCurated

According to people familiar with the matter, Apple has informed potential e-commerce partners that Apple Pay will soon support purchases place through the Web, providing a new path to payment for iPhone and iPad users, reports Re/code. When Apple Pay […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Most Mobile Banking Consumers Use Payment Apps to Pay Bills

March 23, 2016

Via: itCurated

Image Credits: PayPal Nearly three-quarters of mobile banking app users use a mobile payment app to pay a bill, according to February 2016 research. That’s about three times as many as use one to send money to a friend. S&P […]


E-payment & Security, Technology

Why College Students Prefer Mobile Payment Methods

March 21, 2016

Via: itCurated

College students use a variety of mobile payment methods, including PayPal and Apple Pay. According to December 2015 research, they use these methods because they are easy to set up and use. Sallie Mae and Ipsos surveyed 793 US internet […]


Advertising & Marketing, Technology

Mobile, Cloud Security Are Top IT Leadership Concerns

March 17, 2016

Via: itCurated

Greater awareness of data security among business leaders isn’t yet matched by budgetary respect or business commitment, according to recent study findings. Business and IT decision-makers may not be sleeping well these days. They’re likely being kept awake worrying about […]