Category Archives: Vendor Zone

Samsung partners for Samsung Pay launch in Europe

Oberthur Technologies (OT) has announced its partnership with Samsung for the deployment of Samsung Pay in Europe later this year. The Samsung Pay service will allow Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners to use their smartphone for contactless payments. The S6 and S6 Edge are all equipped with OT’s NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE), PEARL. Contracting with Samsung and OT, banks ...
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AmEx Lab testing facial recognition technology

According to a WSJ blog, American Express is experimenting with facial recognition and wearable technology that could turn into new capabilities for some of its mobile apps, including products aimed at customers traditionally underserved by financial services companies. To boost business growth, the company wants to use emerging technologies to appeal to consumers in new segments, such as heavy mobile ...
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Judo Payments builds mobile payments SDK for Xamarin

Judo Payments has announced the launch of its mobile app payments software development kit (SDK) for mobile development solution Xamarin. Xamarin’s platform enables developers to build apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac with a single, shared C# codebase – using the same language, APIs and data structure on every platform. Judo has seen a growing demand for Xamarin Components globally. ...
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PayPal free to work with eBay rivals

New filings reveal that eBay and PayPal will soon be free to do business with their most entrenched enemies. Under an agreement detailed in a regulatory filing from eBay, the companies will be free to do business with other marketplaces and payment providers. In other words, PayPal could one day come to Amazon. “As independent companies, we expect eBay and PayPal will ...
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PayPal fined £5.2m over failure to block malicious users

In an embarrassing moment, PayPal has been forced to pay a £5.2 million ($7.7 million) settlement over alleged sanctions violations including allegations that it processed payments for a man involved in the black market for nuclear weapons technology. PayPal, which is owned by eBay, is alleged to have facilitated thousands of pounds worth of transactions involving goods and services going to ...
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Google’s ‘Pony Express’ Gmail bill payment

Google is reportedly developing a new Gmail feature, Pony Express, that will allow users to receive and pay bills directly from their email inbox. According to Recode, the new project is called Pony Express, though that could be an internal code name; Google could go in a different direction with branding when Pony Express launches to consumers. (But we very ...
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Alipay and PPRO collaborate on alternative payments for AliExpress in Europe

The PPRO Group, will collaborate in Europe with Alipay to offer new payment options for online shoppers of AliExpress, a global online marketplace for consumers to buy directly from Chinese businesses. Alipay provides secure, trustworthy and convenient online and mobile payment services. Through the collaboration with The PPRO Group, shoppers are offered familiar alternative payment methods at the checkout pages. ...
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PayPal acquires mobile payments firm Paydiant

PayPal has agreed to buy Paydiant. In an announcement on the PayPal website, Dan Schulman, PayPal President and CEO, said: “Today, I am excited to announce that we agreed to acquire Paydiant, another great company that is focused on reinventing mobile payments. While Paydiant may not be a name you recognize, if you like to pay with mobile apps, you are ...
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Live @ MWC: Fraud protection for apps

The rise of mobile devices is a key driver of the connected society. Smartphones and apps have experienced great success and have become the archetype of modern software. Their numbers are steadily increasing and have far exceeded millions in various app stores. Many of these apps trigger various transactions, which may involve sensitive data. Yet most of these apps rely ...
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Proxama and Aconite team on mobile proximity commerce

Proxama has unveiled details of its new end-to-end mobile proximity marketing and payments proposition following the acquisition of Aconite Technology last year. Proxama’s new Digital Payments Division will be led by the team from Aconite as the combination of the two companies brings a true end-to-end model to the payments market for the first time. It will enable card issuers and ...
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