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Mobile payment news and views, April 10-30

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.

  • Microsoft applies for payments licensing across US [PaymentEye, April 10]
  • PayPal can work with competitors after split, eBay says [PaymentEye, April 10]
  • Which Countries are Close to a Cashless World? [Let’s Talk Payments, April 13]
  • Rapid Increase in Mobile Payments in Europe, Especially in the UK [Let’s Talk Payments, April 14]
  • Mobile devices to generate £53bn a year through consumer spending [PaymentEye, April 14]
  • Is Facial Recognition for Payments Going Mainstream? [Let’s Talk Payments, April 16]
  • Canada introduces mobile payments code of conduct [Mobile Payments Today, April 16]
  • Apple Pay International Expansion Drivers and Inhibitors, Newly Surfaced Information [Let’s Talk Payments, April 20]
  • Global report shows big strides in reducing numbers of unbanked [Mobile Payments Today, April 20]
  • Samsung Preps Launch Of Fingerprint ID Mobile Payment Service [PYMNTS.com, April 21]
  • Two Large Mobile Money Systems Are Establishing Interconnect And That’s Great For Cashless [Let’s Talk Payments, April 23]
  • Who Won’t Win The Mobile Wallet “Wars” And Why [PYMNTS.com, April 27]
  • Best Buy Gets on the Apple Pay Bandwagon [Let’s Talk Payments, April 28]
  • After Visa, MasterCard & Amex, Apple Pay Ropes in Discover as Well [Let’s Talk Payments, April 28]
  • The merchant’s role in mobile fraud [Mobile Payments Today, April 28]
  • MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson Leaves & CurrentC looks Shaky for Summer Launch [Let’s Talk Payments, April 29]
  • Samsung Pay Is Still On Track, Galaxy S6 Is Fine After Plunging Q1 [PYMNTS.com, April 29]
  • PayPal rolls out One Touch payments system [PaymentEye, April 29]
  • Will the European MNOs Stay in the NFC Wallet Game? [Let’s Talk Payments, April 30]
  • Mobile Payments’ Retail Investment And The Value Chain [PYMNTS.com, April 30]
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