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Mobile payment news & views, July 17 – August 13

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.

  • Ingenico Group: Apple Pay Showing Early Signs of Success in US (Infographic) [PaymentWeek, July 17]
  • Google Launches Its Open Source Platform For Beacons And It May Outperform Apple’s iBeacon [Let’s Talk Payments, July 18]
  • Social media to contribute 13bn transactions to mobile money market [Memeburn, July 21]
  • Retailers’ Answer to Apple Pay Is Said to Hit Stores in August [Bloomberg, July 23]
  • Mobile payment startup Square reportedly files to go public [, July 24]
  • Shell & PayPal Get Together For Mobile Payments [PaymentWeek, July 24]
  • UK Watchdog: Contactless Cards ‘Putting Millions At Risk’ [PYMNTS, July 24]
  • For US Shoppers, Mobile Payments are Increasingly on Hand [PaymentWeek, July 28]
  • Samsung And MasterCard Will Launch Samsung Pay Together In Europe [TechCrunch, July 30]
  • China Proposes to Keep Online Payments in Check [Wall Street Journal, August 3]
  • Samsung Pay makes its way to smart TVs [Engadget, August 5]
  • Square reader to card skimmer in less than 10 minutes [ZDNet, August 7]
  • Google Turns Over The (Inc.) Keys To Sundar [PYMNTS, August 11]
  • Retailers to Begin Public Tests of MCX Mobile Payment App But Face Hurdles [Wall Street Journal, August 11]
  • Optimal Payments Completes Acquisition of Skrill Group [PaymentWeek, August 11]
  • MasterCard and Nymi say they’ve completed the first heartbeat-authenticated mobile payment in the wild [VentureBeat, August 12]
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