Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, January 14-January 21

Welcome to the latest installment of our regular 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.

  • Google might be working on a better way to compete with Apple Pay [Business Insider, January 21]
  • Mobile payment platforms will take giant leaps in 2015 [Seeking Alpha, January 21]
  • Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service [PC World, January 21]
  • Turkish banks get HCE mobile payments option [NFC World, January 21]
  • Reality Check: Six predictions for mobile payments [RCR Wireless News, January 20]
  • Will Mobile Payments Be the Next Patent Battleground? [Wall Street Cheat Sheet, January 20]
  • Microsoft and PayPal partner to promote mobile payments [Mobile Commerce Press, January 19th]
  • Banks, resolving not to fall behind, turn to Apple Pay [Boston Globe, January 19]
  • As the retail landscape changes, payments hardware is scrambling [Gigaom, January 17]
  • Google said in talks to buy mobile-payments service Softcard [Wall Street Journal, January 16]
  • Mobile payments “to increase by 1,000 percent” in 2015 [Tech Week Europe, January 15]
  • What’s so different about China’s mobile payments ecosystem? [Pymnts.com, January 15]
  • 10 Mobile Predictions For 2015 [Forbes, January 14]