Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, March 1-March 19

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.

  • Facebook’s long-awaited entry into the payments space is here [Fortune, March 17]
  • McDonald’s seeks salvation in apps, mobile payments, wearables and other tech [PCWorld, March 16]
  • Alibaba teases new face recognition tool for mobile pay [CNBC, March 15]
  • Has mobile payment fraud arrived? [RetailDIVE, March 12]
  • ApplePay momentum, but PayPal still tops mobile payments for now [Barron’s, March 12]
  • L’Oreal kicks off mobile payments drive [The Drum, March 12]
  • Battle for mobile payments: guide to digital wallets [The Financial Brand, March 10]
  • Samsung to waive fees for mobile payment service [Business Korea, March 9]
  • Why I wouldn’t bet on wearables to revolutionize mobile payments [Dazeinfo, March 9]
  • The time has come: Mobile payments will either be the next big thing or a huge flop [Quartz, March 6]
  • Wal-Mart expects customers to adopt mobile payments [Wall Street Journal, March 4]
  • Europeans selling mobile payments should ask Africa for help [Bloomberg, March 3]
  • Messaging app Line expands mobile payment service [Wall Street Journal, March 3]
  • PayPal to pay $280 million for Paydiant to help retailers compete with Apple Pay [Recode, March 2]
  • Google confirms Android Pay: a mobile payments layer “anybody can build on” [The Verge, March 2]
  • Battle over mobile payments is raging [Computerworld, March 1]