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The world of alternative currencies

Jul 12, 2013
Are we moving towards leaving our cash and credit cards at home?

Which mobile payment service is right for you?

Jul 11, 2013
There's a lot of ways to pay for things these days without using cash. Credit and debit cards are the biggest, but mobile payments might be the next big thing.

Lack of banking options leads to mobile phone payments in Africa

May 29, 2013
In some cases, a dearth of infrastructure can actually lead to innovation. No where is this more true than in the developing world.

Groupon enters the mobile payment arena

Sep 19, 2012
If you're not intimately familiar with the term "mobile payments," get ready to start hearing it a lot more. Basically, it means "paying for something with a smartphone." Right now some of the big players are Google and a company…

Walmart, Target join the mobile payments race

Aug 15, 2012
Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
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Major retailers team up for mobile payment plan

Aug 15, 2012
We've got news this morning that a group of major retailers, including Walmart, Target and 7-Eleven, are teaming up to create their own network for mobile payments. It's one more way for stores to draw you closer -- and get…

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Is Starbucks moving toward a cashless future?

Aug 8, 2012
Mobile payment firm Square will begin processing all credit and debit transactions at Starbucks. Could it signal the beginning of the end of cash?

Starbucks gets Square for payments

Aug 8, 2012
Startup Square gets a caffeine boost by providing mobile payments for Starbucks customers. The deal also includes credit card processing.

Credit card companies compete for mobile wallet business

May 10, 2012
Credit card companies already get a piece of the transaction when consumers use PayPal or Bango to make payments with mobile technology. But can they really compete in the new world of mobile payment?