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Mobile payment news & views, August 14 – September 11

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.

  • Major mobile wallet providers not distinguishing themselves [Mobile Payments Today, August 14]
  • Verizon may support Samsung Pay in the U.S. (Or it may not.) [ZDNet, August 19]
  • Up close with the world’s first heart-authorized MasterCard payment [Mobilesyrup, August 21]
  • Wearable payments: The next frontier? [Mobile Payments Today, August 24]
  • Asia-Pacific market to take the lead in worldwide boon in e-commerce transactions [The Nation, August 25]
  • Mobile credit reader for iOS devices brings Apple Pay to small retailers [PCWorld, August 27]
  • Google’s Android Pay May Be First Mobile Wallet Consumers Actually Use (Sorry, Apple Pay) [International Business Times, August 28]
  • Why PayPal launched a new mobile peer-to-peer payment platform [Business Insider, September 1]
  • Contactless payment threshold is now £30! Oh wait, there’s a catch [Mobile Choice, September 1]
  • MasterCard’s mobile payments guru talks Apple Pay, Android Pay and more [Fortune, September 4]
  • Report: Contactless payments will grow by 100% in 2015 [Fortune, September 7]
  • New Consumer Insights On Mobile Payments Adoption [PYMNTS.com, September 8]
  • MasterCard Busts Myths Of The Omnichannel Consumer [PYMNTS.com, September 10]
  • Google launches Android Pay in the US to rival Apple Pay [PaymentEye, September 11]
  • What makes Android Pay tick? [PYMNTS.com, September 11]
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