NFC: What You Need to Know

You’re probably hearing “NFC” more often, as it appears in more mobile phones. Here’s what you need to know about Near Field Communication.

Should VeriFone’s Exit From the Mobile Payments Space Worry Square?

Square should be thrilled that a fierce competitor is giving up, but maybe it’s also a bad sign?

Former PayPal Exec Sam Shrauger Lands at Visa After Brief Yahoo Stint

Shrauger will be responsible for developing and implementing Visa’s strategy for bringing new products to market.

Visa’s PayPal-Like Wallet Gains Traction With Partners; Will Consumers Follow?

Visa has started marketing its digital wallet service to consumers in earnest, now that it has signed up 50 banks and 23 merchants for


The iPhone 5 Doesn’t Have NFC — So What?

When you ask the average person what is the underlying technology used to make the connection to their digital wallets, the answer will be “who cares?”

Does Apple’s Passbook App Make Cents?

This week, people jumped to the conclusion that Apple wants to be a payments provider, but will it be able to create a game changer?

Is Google or PayPal Leading the Charge in Mobile Payments?

The results may surprise you.

Another Day, Another PayPal-esque Digital Wallet: Here’s MasterCard’s High-Tech Billfold

No surprise here: MasterCard also has a digital wallet strategy. Details are being spilled tonight at a special event at the wireless industry’s CTIA event.

CTIA Gets Down to Business in the Big Easy

The Jazz Fest is over; now it’s time for the mobile fest. Lets You Pay With Cash When Shopping Online is launching today “Pay with Cash,” a new feature that enables users to place orders online and then pay for them at a nearby Walmart.