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M-Payments
eBay spilt with PayPal

In an unsurprising move, despite best efforts to keep the companies joined, eBay announced it will split its PayPal unit into a separately traded company in 2015.The move marks the end of what has been seen as an awkward partnership since eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in 2002. The deal was initially pitched as a way for eBay to boost PayPal transactions by driving its auction participants toward the online payment service. But eBay couldn’t realize any significant merger benefits beyond pushing traffic.

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Mobile Payments
World Payments Report 2014

Non-cash payments volumes are expected to grow 9.4% to reach 366 billion transactions in 2013, fueled by strong growth in developing markets and the use of credit (up 9.9%) and debit cards (up 13.4%).
With the continued acceleration of electronic and mobile payments growth and ongoing regulatory pressures, the payments industry is seeking to find new and innovative ways to support customer demands, according to the 10th annual World Payments Report 2014 from Capgemini and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

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Mobile Payments

  • Bango and Samsung in global mobile payment partnership Bango has signed a global agreement with Samsung. ...
  • Signature-based mobile commerce payments Belgium-Dutch start-up Sign2Pay is hoping to help abandoned ...
  • Smartwatches face challenges as payment system A recent GfK survey in China, Germany, South ...
  • Tokenization for mobile payments and mobile wallet services MasterCard and Visa has recently released the technical ...
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    Contactless NFC

  • The HCE tap is open – will NFC services flow? I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual ...
  • Apple Pay launches Apple’s new payment system, Apple Pay, rolls out ...
  • Westpac launches new mobile payment sticker Westpac has launched its new mobile payment sticker, ...
  • MasterCard and Zwipe announce world’s first biometric contactless payment card MasterCard and Zwipe announced their partnership for the ...
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    Mobile Banking

  • Barclays mobile banking apps processing £4 billion per month UK banking customers are moving away from high-street ...
  • BPCE launch Twitter-based P2P payments Banque Populaire Caisse d’Epargne (BPCE) has partnered with ...
  • Yaap P2P payments via mobile ‘Money’ app Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, ...
  • IBM uncovers Android banking vulnerability The message for Android is increasingly bleak in ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Easypaisa hits 6 million monthly users Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Easypaisa, Telenor talked ...
  • Mobile money transfer gains momentum As mobile money transfer services like Pingit and ...
  • Orange partners African banks to extend mobile money services Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand ...
  • Amazon kills P2P payments service Amazon shut down its WebPay service, saying that ...
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    M POS

  • Amazon launches mPOS In a widely anticipated move, Amazon.com has unveiled ...
  • Point of Sale (POS) forecast report At 93% of total US retail dollar volume, ...
  • Amazon Wallet Amazon has quietly released a new Android and ...
  • MasterCard enable card payments in Vietnam MasterCard and Sacombank have announced a partnership to MasterCard and Sacombank have ...
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    Analysis

  • Global Payments 2014 – revenues show upward trend The global payments and transaction-banking businesses continue to ...
  • Apple Pay explained A nice, neat explanation of the salient points ...
  • Mobile malware report reveals that more apps are spying on us Alcatel-Lucent has released new report on malware and ...
  • Global Mobile Payments Index Q2 2014: UK Ahead of Rest of World Adyen announced findings from its latest global Mobile ...
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    Opinions

  • NFC: A technology in search of a problem? According to a report from IHS, contactless payments could ...
  • Live @ MWC: Google Glass barcode scanning GS1 have announced that they will be demonstrating ...
  • Consumers beware: five ways your identity can be stolen Jumio has revealed the top five ways that ...
  • Contactless and the future of payments Our society has seen an incredible rate of ...
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    Vendor Zone

  • Payments platform to connect mobile operators and enable digital payments in emerging markets Skrill has launched an online payments platform to ...
  • Paym hits 1 million users for mobile payment service More than 1 million people have registered for ...
  • Dictao integrates Apple Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology Dictao, a publisher of software solutions for digital ...
  • Yaap launches “Yaap Shopping” Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, ...
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