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Mobile payment news & views, August 26 – September 22

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 to launch Felica-enabled iPhone for Japan [Mobile World Live, August 26]
  • Samsung Pay: How Receptive Is Indonesia? [FX News Call, August 26]
  • Google Wallet will now automatically send money transfers straight to your bank account [PC World, August 29]
  • Android Pay set for launch in Japan [Mobile World Live, August 31]
  • Xiaomi launches its own mobile payment service [TechCrunch, September 1]
  • National mobile payments system launches in India [Mobile Commerce Press, September 1]
  • PayPal partners with MasterCard for store payments [TechCrunch, September 6]
  • Soon you’ll Venmo stores to buy things [Quartz, September 8]
  • Android Pay is coming to the mobile web ‘soon,’ available first on Chrome [The Verge, September 8]
  • How One Young Man’s Call for Beer Money Paid Off Big on Venmo [PaymentWeek, September 13]
  • Payments arrive for Facebook Messenger bots [PaymentEye, September 13]
  • Visa plots Kenyan payments rival to Mpesa [Financial Times, September 14]
  • Apple Pay begins rolling out across the web [The Verge, September 15]
  • S. Korea’s fintech firms to file petition against Apple for closed NFC policy [Pulse, September 19]
  • Mobile Networks Are Key to Global Financial Inclusion, Report Finds [Wall Street Journal, September 21]
  • Newcomers shake up China’s mobile payment industry [Nikkei Asian Review, September 22]
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