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Mobile payment news and views, November 26-December 18

Welcome to a special year-end installment of our ongoing look at the top news and views from the world of mobile payments, with items selected because of unique content, or because their source makes them notable. For more headlines and insights on the industry follow us on Twitter @cellum_group, and we’ll be back in January to catch up on everything that’s happened between now and then.

  • Samsung in talks to launch Apple Pay competitor [Re/code, December 16]
  • Apple just got reinforcements in mobile payments battle [CNBC, December 16]
  • Federal agencies must prepare for mobile payments [Federal Computer Week, December 12]
  • Pay the rent from your mobile device [Mobile Payments Today, December 11]
  • Mobile Payments Show Potential as Device Obsession Grows [Eweek, December 11]
  • Krispy Kreme’s loyalty app test enables mobile payments [QRSWeb, December 11]
  • Mobile payments dominate the early holiday shopping season [Retail Customer Experience, December 11]
  • Philly has its own mobile payments startup: Nooch [technical.ly, December 10]
  • 5 ways to drive mobile payment adoption [Credit Union Times, December 9]
  • The quiet growth of mobile payments in the world of quick service restaurants [Media Post, December 9]
  • How to crack the mobile payments market [CNBC, December 8]
  • Mobile payments use low in Canada [Business Solutions, December 8]
  • Alibaba reports high growth in mobile payments after reports of Apple Pay talks [San Francisco Business Times, December 8]
  • After early success, Apple Pay faces high-stakes holiday test [Seattle Times, December 7]
  • Android apps for mobile payments will make processing simpler for your business [Tech Cocktail, December 6]
  • Why Apple pay is fizzling and what it means for the future of mobile payments [pymnts.com, December 5]
  • Can Dunkin’ Donuts replicate the mobile payment success of Starbucks? [Mobile Commerce Press, December 5]
  • Brazil is the Country to Watch for Mobile Payments [Payments Source, December 4]
  • Starbucks to let you preorder from your iPhone next year [CNET, December 4]
  • Line launches mobile payments service as it continues to push beyond mobile messaging [Venture Beat, December 4]
  • New York Fries launches mobile payment, loyalty program [Mobile Payments Today, December 4]
  • Braintree goes international with One Touch mobile payments [The Next Web, December 3]
  • Here’s how mobile payments will change, according to the company that powers a lot of them [Business Insider, December 3]
  • Stripe, A Mobile Payments Startup, Valued At $3.5 Billion [Silicon Beat, December 3]
  • Why merchants embrace tokenization [Bank Info Security, December 1]
  • Restaurants in India offer NFC payments [NFC World, December 1]
  • Why Europe is more cautious about mobile payments [Wall St. Cheat Sheet, November 30]
  • Uber discontinues Indian card payments, switches fully to Paytm wallet-based pay mode [Tech Circle India, December 1]
  • Cashless society? It’s already coming [The New York Times, November 28]
  • Battle looms over mobile pay systems in China Asia One Digital, November 27]