Tag Archive: Payments


iMessage could power Apple’s peer-to-peer payments system

Apple is considering using iMessage to make it easy for iOS to transfer users money to one another, according to a new report. Given iMessage’s high level of encryption and existing popularity among users (particularly millennials), it makes perfect sense that Apple would use the software — rather than developing a completely new app. It was reported […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Amazon barges into mobile payments ring

Amazon will start taking more advantage of the millions of credit cards it has on file with new “Pay with Amazon” buttons. The expansion to Amazon Payments will allow third-party developers to include these buttons in their mobile apps and have users quickly sign in to process payments. Since all their payment information is already with […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Jawbone UP4 gets contactless payments to take on Apple Watch

One of Apple Watch’s best features is it can replace your wallet with NFC payments. Now Jawbone is ready to get in on the contactless payments too with the introduction of its newest wearable, the UP4. Now when you go…Read more ›

Apple Pay is leading the way for mobile payments at Staples

Apple Pay is less than six months old, and already it’s taking over the mobile payment world. The latest convert? Early adopter Staples, which announced yesterday that it is already seeing 30 percent of all purchases made through its iOS…Read more ›

Alipay brings Touch ID payments to 300 million customers in China

Apple is still trying to get a license for Apple Pay in China, but its new friends at Alibaba are bringing Touch ID payments to the mainstream in China today, with an update to the popular Alipay app that gives…Read more ›

Hidden code in Facebook app reveals friend-to-friend mobile payments

It’s not just Apple Pay that’s going to let you transfer funds using your iPhone. According to hidden code discovered in Facebook Messenger’s iOS app by Stanford student Andrew Aude, Facebook is exploring ways to let you send money much…Read more ›

Apple poaches Visa’s NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe

Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets – will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple’s is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.…Read more ›

Apple poaches Visa’s NFC payments expert to expand Apple Pay in Europe

Apple Pay, the new mobile payments system that unshackles iPhone users their wallets – will only be available in the U.S. when it launches next month, but Apple’s is already hiring a team to expand its mobile payments into Europe.…Read more ›

Apple’s partner used familiar code-name for top secret payments project

Apple’s insistence on secretive behavior is well known. When it came to entering mobile payments with Apple Pay, that veil of secrecy didn’t drop for a second — with Apple insisting on some pretty stringent security measures, despite dealing with…Read more ›

Former Apple exec says mobile payments are all about selling hardware

Former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée has posted a new edition of his always enjoyable Monday Note blog, arguing that Apple isn’t intending to disrupt banks and credit card companies with its entry into the mobile payments world. It’s an interesting read,…Read more ›