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Mobile payment news & views, April 9 – April 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.

  • Unified Payments Interface (UPI) goes live today April 11 [The Paypers, April 11]
  • Tell your friends: Social commerce is coming [PaymentEye, April 13]
  • Europe’s festivals could see cashless transactions hit 7 million this year [PaymentEye, April 14]
  • Americans Are Using Less Cash but Mobile Payments Are Not The Ones Replacing It [Let’s Talk Payments, April 15]
  • Apple Pay comes to Singapore today [The Verge, April 18]
  • Forget Apple Pay or Samsung Pay, Hong Kong just implemented a revolutionary payment system [e27, April 21]
  • Xiaomi, UnionPay partner for mobile payment service [Shanghai Daily, April 22]
  • NYC eyes mobile pay for transit [GCN, April 26]
  • Cellum passes 100 million transaction landmark [Mobile Payments Today, April 27]
  • A quarter of Brits have made an in-store mobile payment [NFC World, April 27]
  • MasterCard joins Visa in effort to speed up EMV transactions [Mobile Payments Today, April 28]
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