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…


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-…


Isis announces national deployment coming later this year

Last time we heard from Isis, the aspiring mobile payments collaboration between three US wireless carriers, its CEO Michael Abbott wasn’t willing to discuss the company’s future plans in specific terms. Three months appear to make all the differe…


Portland’s TriMet ushers in mobile ticketing for smartphones

Not all of Portland, Oregon is dreaming of the ’90s. As proof of that, the region’s transit system, TriMet, is taking a step into the future by launching the beta test of an electronic ticketing system that lets riders purchase fares from their sm…


Square believes it can trump Foursquare in the local recommendations game

Square collects a lot of store info by virtue of its payment business, so you’d think it would be great at recommending where to shop. And you may soon be right, according to the company’s Ajit Varma. While he doesn’t have a schedule, he tells The…


FTC report on mobile payments raises concerns about ‘cramming’ on carrier billing

The FTC held a workshop on mobile payments last year, and it’s now followed that up with a full report that raises a few concerns and offers some recommendations for the industry. Those include the expected issues of privacy and security, which the F…


PayPal co-founder Max Levchin returns to online payments with Affirm

Curious what Max Levchin’s been up to ever since he left Google in 2011? Well, wonder no more. Today, PayPal’s co-founder revealed his return to the payment world with a new company called Affirm. Like many startups, Affirm is looking to make online …


Samsung Galaxy S III is the first MetroPCS handset to support Google Wallet

While the US wireless industry seems far away from finding a universal mobile payment system, T-Mobile’s new BFF MetroPCS appears to have made its choice. Taking to its official Facebook page, the carrier announced on Monday that the Samsung Galaxy S…