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Mobile payment news & views, January 1 – January 29

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.

  • Apple might have bigger plans for iOS payments [Mobile Payments Today, January 1]
  • Samsung Pay is coming to Budget Phones and Online Payments in 2016 [TNH Online, January 2]
  • Mobile payment system facilitates 19.7 mln transactions in 2015 [BBJ, January 4]
  • Walmart keeps online payment options open [Chain Storage Age, January 4]
  • Apple’s mobile payments platform to launch in Asia in 2016 [Mobile Commerce Press, January 4]
  • Groceries get ‘smart’ with MasterCard and Samsung [Mobile Payments Today, January 5]
  • Samsung to launch mobile payment system in Brazil [Telecompaper, January 7]
  • Is the time now for mobile payments? [Mobile Payments Today, January 8]
  • Mobile payments ecosystem comes of age in India [ZDNet, January 12]
  • What the National Retail Federation Thinks About Mobile Payments [Payment Week, January 13]
  • Android Pay Rewards: Google Offers Free Songs, Chromecasts To Encourage People To Try Mobile Payments System [International Business Times, January 15]
  • Barclays beats Google to mobile payments in the UK [IT Pro Portal, January 18]
  • Apple Pay Seemingly Nearing Launch in China With UnionPay [MacRumors, January 20]
  • Why I joined a mobile payment system I can’t use [THE DRUM, January 21]
  • Starbucks Gets Boost From Christmas Sales, Mobile-Payment App [Nasdaq, January 22]
  • Mobile payment transactions soar in US and UK [Naija247news, January 26]
  • Samsung Pay rolls out in Spain [Mobile Commerce Press, January 27]
  • Asian payment methods driving global mobile payments adoption [Networks Asia, January 29]
  • ATMs in the US Will Soon Support Apple Pay and Android Pay [Technology Personalized, January 29]
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