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Mobile payment news & views, September 12 – October 2

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.

  • Kenya: Safaricom Moves to Deepen Mobile Payments Use [AllAfrica, September 17]
  • PayPal-owned Braintree to process $50bn-worth of payments this year [The Telegraph, September 17]
  • Portugal’s MB Way launch a universal mobile payment app for Windows [WMPoweruser, September 17]
  • Macy’s adopts PayPal in-store mobile payments [NFC World, September 18]
  • Apple Pay Begins Entry Into Chinese Market [The Wall Street Journal, September 18]
  • Visa shelves mobile payment venture in India [The Times of India, September 21]
  • Samsung Pay in Fighting Form against Apple in US Mobile Payment Market [Business Korea, September 22]
  • Starbucks’ Mobile Order & Pay Now Live Nationwide, Delivery Service In Testing By Year-End [Tech Crunch, September 22]
  • The PayPal Here Card Reader Comes To U.S. With Support For EMV, Apple Pay, Android Pay & More [TechCrunch, September 28]
  • Samsung launches mobile payment system in U.S. [MarketWatch, September 28]
  • Alibaba takes stake in Indian mobile payments start-up [CNBC, September 29]
  • Auchan rolls out Bluetooth and NFC payment beacons in Luxembourg [NFC World, September 30]
  • Campuses increasingly adopting mobile payment options [Education DIVE, October 1]
  • Brace yourselves: EMV is here [Mobile Payments Today, October 2]
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