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Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook Launches Payments Platform

Facebook has officially launched Facebook Pay, its own competitor to online payment services like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Venmo. Despite the problems the social media giant is facing with its Libra cryptocurrency — PayPal recently announced they would be leaving the founding group of Libra, leading to the exit of Visa, Mastercard, eBay and…

Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

Report Shows Mobile Wallet Usage Rates will Continue to Rise Through 2020

The growth of mobile wallets doesn’t look like it’s likely to slow down anytime soon. That’s according to new research from Germany’s yStats.com, which indicates that the usage rates for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay will continue to rise through 2020. Apple Pay was the most popular of the three, and is expected…

Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

Apple Pay Swoops In as eBay Begins Transition Away from PayPal

“…evidently the time has come for eBay to offer its end users more options for paying for their purchases, and that’s good news not only for Apple but for the likes of Samsung and Google, which may very well also seek to get their digital wallet platforms integrated into eBay’s system.” eBay is starting to…

News Roundup: Android, Intel, Internet of Things

News Roundup: Android, Intel, Internet of Things

Last week at Mobile ID World FIDO made major news again with yet another high profile company joining its board of directors: Intel. That story led the way as other top headlines molded the discussion around Android devices and software, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and mobile commerce. Here is a look back on…

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

Apple Pay a Catalyst for mPayment Growth

A new survey by 451 Research indicates that Apple Pay is “gaining momentum”, the tech market research company says. The mPayment platform is even apparently displacing PayPal. A quarter of the survey respondents who own smartphones said they expect to use an mPayment app sometime in the following 90 days – a six-point increase from a…