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Apple Pay Loyalty Program Due to Start Within the Year

Apple Pay Loyalty Program Due to Start Within the Year

by October 21, 2014 at 11:51 am 69 comments

Bank Innovation has learned new details on a forthcoming Apple Pay loyalty program.

No Wallet Left Behind: Google Wallet Updated for iOS & Android

No Wallet Left Behind: Google Wallet Updated for iOS & Android

by July 18, 2014 at 11:22 am 1 comment

Seems like Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Wallet after all. Google Wallet added a a send/request money feature yesterday to facilitate mobile peer-to-peer payments from smartphones. A similar service was launched in the spring of 2013 on Gmail, which allows users to click on a dollar sign attachment and send money toRead More

First With an Android Wear Payments App? (Hint: Not Google Wallet)

First With an Android Wear Payments App? (Hint: Not Google Wallet)

by July 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

New standalone applications for Google’s Android Wear — – the company’s smartwatch operating system — are starting to hit Google Play store.
But not from Google Wallet.

Amazon Fire Phone Built for Commerce, Payments

Amazon Fire Phone Built for Commerce, Payments

by June 19, 2014 at 11:41 am 3 comments

In a special media event in Seattle yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Amazon smartphone, called the Fire Phone, and it has notable implications for payments and e-commerce.

Amazon Payments Hinges on … Hardware?

Amazon Payments Hinges on … Hardware?

by June 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

Might Amazon be launching a payments service — today? According on a report from Reuters, Amazon will be introducing a payment service — purportedly today — which will attempt to make it easier for Amazon users to make subscription-based or recurring payments. The service will let businesses access Amazon’s 240Read More

Why Amazon is Better Placed to Disrupt Payments Than Apple

Why Amazon is Better Placed to Disrupt Payments Than Apple

by June 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Apple may be catching all of the headlines with its rumored interest in mobile payments, but some industry watchers think another tech giant may be better positioned in the mobile payments industry: Amazon. IDC’s James Wester writes that Amazon — with its rumored handset, highly customized version of Android OS,Read More

Apple to Allow Bitcoin Apps Back Onto iOS

Apple to Allow Bitcoin Apps Back Onto iOS

by June 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

It looks like Apple is opening the door to Bitcoin. According to the new iOS App Store guidelines, Apple has lifted its ban on apps that facilitate transactions in bitcoins and other virtual currencies. Google’s Android platform has long been noted as being more bitcoin-friendly. On Twitter today, Andreessen HorowitzRead More

Huntington Speeds Up Mobile Banking with ‘Quick Balance’

Huntington Speeds Up Mobile Banking with ‘Quick Balance’

by May 19, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

It just got easier for Huntington customers to see how much money they have. Huntington Bancshares today announced a new feature called Quick Balance to its mobile app that allows users to check account balances with a swipe, without inputting a username or password. Maureen Brown, public relations director withRead More

Why Would Manilla Update Its App, Shut Operations … in the Same Week?

Why Would Manilla Update Its App, Shut Operations … in the Same Week?

by May 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Manilla just had quite a week. The bill payment and account management startup released a major update to its iOS app last Monday — and announced it would cease operations this summer on Friday. That sequence of events could indicate that the decision to shut down on July 1 cameRead More

Wisely Adds Reviews, User History and More with App Update

Wisely Adds Reviews, User History and More with App Update

by May 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Recommendation engine Wisely just got, well, wiser. The app uses real-world transaction data to help users find nearby stores and restaurants. It also tells users what other visitors spent and how they rated the experience. This is accomplished by users linking cards to the location-sensitive app, which then compiles whereRead More

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked

by April 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Oops! Looks like Samsung‘s fingerprint scanner has already been hacked, revealing problems with its implementation. The scanner allows unlimited attempts before asking for a password, and does not require a password after restarting the device. Apple’s iPhone 5S avoids these two pitfalls. The video below shows white hat hackers spoofingRead More