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Mobile payment news & views, March 3 – 31

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.

  • McDonald’s aims to fatten up on mobile sales [CBS News, March 3]
  • Don’t fear your mobile wallet [The Detroit News, March 5]
  • Indonesia’s Finnet selects Cellum for mobile payments [Digital News Asia, March 7]
  • Mobile wallets are on fire [Business Insider, March 8]
  • Chase agrees to purchase MCX technology [Mobile Payments Today, March 13]
  • See here, mobile payment sunglasses are real [Mashable, March 14]
  • You can now send and request money in Gmail on Android [TechCrunch, March 14]
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 will use facial recognition for mobile payments [Android Community, March 17]
  • Cook bemoans slow payment progress in US, Europe [Mobile World Live, March 21]
  • All Wells Fargo ATMs enabled for cardless access starting next week [Mobile Payments Today, March 23]
  • Banks and fintech startups see more value in cooperation than in rivalry [The Economic Times, March 26]
  • Australia may be closer to being a cashless society but it won’t happen by 2020 [EconoTimes, March 27]
  • Waze Navigates Users to Order Ahead Options [PaymentWeek, March 30]
  • ACCC to big banks: You can’t ‘collectively boycott’ Apple Pay [CNET, March 31]
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