Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, March 20-April 9

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.

  • How M-Commerce is Killing E-Commerce [Let’s Talk Payments, April 8]
  • US retailers fear they’ll miss EMV transition deadline [PaymentEye, April 7]
  • So Who was the Most Popular Payment Card Processor Last Year? [Let’s Talk Payments,
    April 7]
  • ‘Look Ma, no hands!’ Apple patents button-free facial ID [Mobile Payments Today, April 6]
  • Contactless payments grow 49% in Asia-Pacific [PaymentEye, April 2]
  • Is Microsoft working on a mobile payments service? [Mobile Payments Insider, April 1]
  • PayPal Was in $7.7 Million Worth of Trouble Due to Illegal Payments [Let’s Talk Payments,
    April 1]
  • Vodafone’s mobile payment app to scrap top-ups with a new SIM [Engadget, March 31]
  • Card issuers reluctant to leapfrog merchants on EMV migration [Mobile Payments Today,
    March 23]
  • Cover, the mobile payment app for restaurants, launches in Los Angeles [TechCrunch,
    March 26]
  • Social media as ID verification [Mobile Payments Today, March 26]
  • PayPal scrambles to keep up with revolution in mobile payments [The Street, March 25]
  • Play to pay: Handicapping the race to win in mobile payments [Advertising Age, March 23]
  • Is Facebook now payments’ biggest threat? [Pymnts, March 23]
  • Mobile payment usage grows among business professionals [Eweek, March 20]