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Mobile payment news & views, September 23 – October 17

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.

  • Facebook Messenger Promotes P2P Payments [Business Insider, September 23]
  • PayPal, Intel and Lenovo partner to bring biometric authentication to laptops [PaymentEye, September 26]
  • The great debate: Executives discuss the pro and cons of a cashless society [Mobile Payments Today, September 27]
  • Apple Pay reportedly coming to Taiwan’s four big banks as soon as this year [9 to 5 Mac, September 30]
  • Thailand to get ‘Samsung Pay’ service this year [The Nation, September 30]
  • EMVCo and PCI SSC combine expertise on 3-D Secure 2.0 [Mobile Payments Today, September 30]
  • Apple launches Apple Pay payment service in Russia [Reuters, October 3]
  • Samsung Pay mobile payment service finally expands in Russia [Android Community, October 3]
  • MasterCard launches its ‘selfie pay’ biometric authentication app in Europe [TechCrunch, October 4]
  • Apps Like Venmo to Come Under Stricter Government Oversight [The Wall Street Journal, October 5]
  • How Upcoming W3C Payment Request API Standardization Can Change Online Payments Space [Let’s Talk Payments, October 10]
  • Imagining a Cashless World [The New Yorker, October 10]
  • We Live in a Mobile-First World [Let’s Talk Payments, October 14]
  • Apple CEO says iPhone’s future is in AI [Nikkei Asian Review, October 17]
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