Samsung Pay racks up 5 million users in half a year

Samsung Pay is off to a promising start… if you ask Samsung, at least. The company reports that Samsung Pay picked up 5 million users in its first six months, handling over $500 million in purchases over that time frame. There’s a “strong adoption…

Samsung Pay is off to a promising start… if you ask Samsung, at least. The company reports that Samsung Pay picked up 5 million users in its first six months, handling over $500 million in purchases over that time frame. There's a "strong adoption…

Walmart wants you to pay through its mobile app

Never mind Android Pay and Apple Pay — Walmart would rather you use its own mobile payment service. It’s launching Walmart Pay (how creative!), a payment system that has you scanning QR codes within its app to make purchases. It’s not the most elega…

Never mind Android Pay and Apple Pay — Walmart would rather you use its own mobile payment service. It's launching Walmart Pay (how creative!), a payment system that has you scanning QR codes within its app to make purchases. It's not the most elega…

Square bets big on payments as it becomes a public company

It’s a big week for Jack Dorsey in more ways than one. The new Twitter CEO’s other company, the payment service Square, has filed for an initial public stock offering that’s tentatively worth up to $275 million. It’s not certain just when shares…

It's a big week for Jack Dorsey in more ways than one. The new Twitter CEO's other company, the payment service Square, has filed for an initial public stock offering that's tentatively worth up to $275 million. It's not certain just when shares…

Verizon: Samsung Pay support is coming in a software update

Last we heard, Verizon was still evaluating whether or not it would support Samsung Pay. But today the carrier shared some good news, revealing it will open its doors to the Korean company’s mobile payment solution. Unfortunately, Verizon decided t…

Last we heard, Verizon was still evaluating whether or not it would support Samsung Pay. But today the carrier shared some good news, revealing it will open its doors to the Korean company's mobile payment solution. Unfortunately, Verizon decided t…

Apple Pay gets ready to launch in China

Apple is thriving in China, so you can imagine that it’s practically salivating at the thought of launching Apple Pay in the country — and it looks like that may happen relatively soon. The state-backed newspaper Wenhui News has learned that Appl…

Apple is thriving in China, so you can imagine that it's practically salivating at the thought of launching Apple Pay in the country — and it looks like that may happen relatively soon. The state-backed newspaper Wenhui News has learned that Appl…

Android Pay reaches Google Play, ready for all in the US

Sure, Android Pay started its slow rollout last week, but with Google’s staged distribution you probably didn’t have it yet. Now, the Android team has announced it’s officially available on Google Play, so if you live in the US, you should have it…

Sure, Android Pay started its slow rollout last week, but with Google's staged distribution you probably didn't have it yet. Now, the Android team has announced it's officially available on Google Play, so if you live in the US, you should have it…

Isis Mobile Wallet teams up with American Express for nationwide rollout

Isis is gearing up to expand its Mobile Wallet service nationwide in the coming months, but its plans don’t end there. The company has just announced that it’s teaming up with American Express to bring the latter’s Serve platform to Isis Mobile Wa…

DNP American Express Serve comes to Isis Mobile Wallet

Isis is gearing up to expand its Mobile Wallet service nationwide in the coming months, but its plans don’t end there. The company has just announced that it’s teaming up with American Express to bring the latter’s Serve platform to Isis Mobile Wallet. Serve account holders will be able to make use of most of the features they already expect from Amex, like loading cash to their accounts, paying bills electronically and adding funds via direct deposit. By joining up with Isis, Serve is now unlocking the Mobile Wallet’s capabilities, like NFC-powered payments at participating retail locations. Though Isis is currently limited to Austin and Salt Lake City, the company — now with Amex on its side — hopes to reach customers coast to coast before the year is out, though we don’t have a specific date for availability just yet. For more info, check out the press release after the break.

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OpenTable sees mobile payments on the horizon, first in San Francisco

Adventurous foodies are likely familiar with the concept of snout to tail dining, which incorporates the entire animal — even the exotic bits — into recipes that stray from the norm. Soon enough, OpenTable may offer a different take on start-to-…

OpenTable sees mobile payments on the horizon, arriving in San Francisco by year's end

Adventurous foodies are likely familiar with the concept of snout to tail dining, which incorporates the entire animal — even the exotic bits — into recipes that stray from the norm. Soon enough, OpenTable may offer a different take on start-to-finish dining by incorporating payments into its restaurant reservation platform. The system is said to still be in testing, which would require that diners merely open the OpenTable app, select a tip amount and hit the payment button. As a boon to restaurant owners, OpenTable isn’t planning on taking a cut from the transaction; instead, it’s looking to attract and retain users, and perhaps stay ahead of emerging competitors such as Groupon and Yelp. According to The New York Times, OpenTable will use an in-house payment system that it acquired this year from JustChalo. If all goes well, the new feature will be introduced to San Francisco by year’s end, with other markets to follow. Apparently, OpenTable is still hammering out its notification system, so as to avoid unpleasant scenarios such as accusing paying customers of skipping out on the bill.

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Source: The New York Times