Apple pushed out a new payments feature to Passbook in Japan today, according to 9to5Mac. The new service, called iTunes Pass, essentially helps Apple Stores get rid of gift cards in Japan and works with iTunes Store, iBookstore, and the App Store on iOS. iTunes Pass allows users in Japan toRead More
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It’s getting increasingly difficult to buy or sell bitcoins using an iPhone. But it may soon be a snap to do so on an Android device. Apple has been methodically shutting down bitcoin wallets and exchanges on iOS devices over the last couple of months, with the latest victim being theRead More
Apple has made several feints toward becoming a full-fledged payments company in the past, and the signs keep piling up. Perhaps most telling is the Motley Fool report today that “Apple is looking for a Payments Software Engineer that will ‘help build a next generation payment platform.’” Rumors have swirledRead More
Amid the media noise about the new iPhones and the launch of iOS 7, Google quietly updated its Android app and released Google Wallet for iPhone, becoming the first true mobile wallet for iOS, since Apple’s own Passbook does not interact with points of sale. The iOS update was releasedRead More
Financial institutions own the customer’s primary relationship with his money, so patience and persistence should win them the mobile wallet wars, right? Maybe. In a panel discussion on mobile payment trends at a recent event in the Carlisle & Gallagher Insight Series, attention was called to the carriers, who controlRead More