Industry News

Mobile payment news & views, April 30 – May 26

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.

  • Tencent backs down in mobile payments war with Alibaba [Financial Times, May 2]
  • Corporate drivers to get mobile payments at the pump [NFC World, May 3]
  • Android Pay to replace Google Wallet as Uber payment method [Android Community, May 4]
  • Vodacom to discontinue M-Pesa mobile payment offering in SA [Business Day Live, May 9]
  • Contactless payments tripled in the last year to 3 billion [Information Age, May 11]
  • MCX postpones rollout of Apple Pay rival CurrentC, lays off 30, will focus on bank deals [TechCrunch, May 16]
  • Citi debuts beacon-based access to ATM vestibules [Mobile Payments Today, May 16]
  • CurrentC Took the Wrong Lessons from Uber [PaymentsSource, May 17]
  • Loyalty card storage comes to Samsung Pay [Mobile Payments Today, May 19]
  • Samsung Pay teams up with Alipay to challenge Apple in China [PaymentEye, May 23]
  • MasterPass-enabled robot to invade Pizza Hut Asia [Mobile Payments Today, May 24]
  • Wells Fargo to Launch Its Own Wallet Services [Let’s Talk Payments, May 25]
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