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Mobile payment news & views, November 11 – December 9

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.

  • MTN unveils new mobile money payment solution [Global Telecoms Business, November 11]
  • Mobile wallet companies register manifold increase in transactions [The Times of India, November 14]
  • Digital wallet mistakenly used to recharge mobiles [ETTelecom, November 16]
  • High times: CanPay debuts for legalized cannabis industry [Mobile Payments Today, November 17]
  • EC refers Hungary to justice court over mobile payment service [Budapest Busines Journal, November 18]
  • Paytm surpasses average credit and debit card transactions in India [The Indian Express, November 21]
  • Study: Apple Pay branding on vending machines increases mobile payment usage 135%, overall sales by 36% [9to5Mac, November 21]
  • LG’s G6 is rumored to adopt iris, mobile payment [The Korea Herald, November 25]
  • Buying stuff on your phone still sucks. Here’s why [CNet, November 28]
  • Apple Wins Battle With Australian Banks Over Mobile Payments [Wall Street Journal, November 29]
  • Foundation laid for pan-European instant payment solutions [New Europe, November 30]
  • Mastercard Uses AI To Solve Commerce’s Biggest Problem [PYMNTS.com, November 30]
  • Citi Pay’s Arrival Foreshadows The Future Of The Mobile Wallet Wars [Forbes, December 1]
  • Over half of APAC connected consumers use m-payment [Telecom Asia, December 5]
  • 35 percent of US merchants accept Apple Pay [The Verge, December 6]
  • Starbucks and WeChat reach gift card and payment deal [ZDNet, December 8]
  • Amazon Go introduces a checkout-free experience [PaymentEye, December 8]
  • Facebook Takes Payments To Messenger In EU [PYMNTS.com, December 8]
  • ‘Nigeria’s GDP will get $88b boost with digital financial services’ [The Guardian, December 9]
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