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Mobile payment news & views, February 1 – March 2

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.

  • PayPal Mobile Payments Operations See Jump in 2016 [Payment Week, February 1]
  • Google gives up on ‘Hands Free’ wireless mobile payments [Engadget, February 2]
  • Recent earnings reports show the future for mobile payments [Mobile Payments Today, February 7]
  • Aussie Banks Hit Back at Apple Over Mobile Payment Dispute [Bloomberg, February 12]
  • Google Assistant on the verge of launching payments feature [PaymentEye, February 16]
  • Mobile wallet spend will reach $1.35tn in 2017, according to research [PaymentEye, February 19]
  • m-Pesa reaches 6B annual transaction milestone [Mobile World Live, February 21]
  • Google Assistant is coming to all Android 6.0 and above devices [Android Police, February 26]
  • Visa, Mastercard beef up mobile payment tech at Mobile World Congress [ComputerWorld, February 28]
  • McDonald’s plans mobile ordering/payment and delivery for all US stores this year [9to5Mac, March 1]
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