Report: Apple's Expanding Mobile Payment to Physical Goods

The Wall Street Journal is hearing rumors that Apple wants to expand its mobile payment capabilities beyond iTunes purchases, moving into the space dominated by names like Square, PayPal, and Google. » 1/25/14 10:00am 1/25/14 10:00am

The First Carrier-Backed Mobile Wallet Is Now Out For Real

Isis, the NFC-powered mobile payment app backed by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, has finally broken out of regional testing and is now available across the U.S. For certain customers, at least. » 11/14/13 11:10am 11/14/13 11:10am

Samsung Wallet Is Apple's Passbook, on Android

Samsung has just announced its new Wallet mobile payment app at the Mobile World Congress and... and it looks a hell of a lot like Apple's Passbook. » 2/27/13 6:10am 2/27/13 6:10am

Why Starbucks Is Selling Square Card Readers Along With Double Lattes

You can already pay with Square when you buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte™. Great. And now you can buy a Square card reader with your Starbucks order. What? » 1/03/13 11:03am 1/03/13 11:03am

Do You Still Write Checks?

Between direct deposit, online banking transfers, PayPal, and all manner of other mobile money movers, writing an old fashioned paper check seems to be dated to the point of redundancy. » 8/28/12 10:00pm 8/28/12 10:00pm

PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs no the fastfood/payment game—its conquest: McDonalds. » 8/18/12 1:00am 8/18/12 1:00am

Apple's New NFC Travel Patent Looks a Whole Lot Like Passbook

We've already seen Passbook, Apple's new mobile wallet solution that pulls all of your loyalty cards and tickets into one spot. It will debut in iOS 6, and now the company has earned a new patent for NFC travel check-ins, which is essentially the travel portion of what we know exists. » 7/10/12 2:06pm 7/10/12 2:06pm

Rumor: New iPhone Prototypes Have NFC

Recently Apple announced Passbook, a new mobile wallet that will debut in iOS. Its existence prompted speculation that future iPhones will include NFC—and now 9to5mac is reporting that new iPhone prototypes feature the technology. » 6/25/12 7:48am 6/25/12 7:48am

Sprint Rolling Out Google Wallet to 10 New Phones

Sprint revealed at the Mobile World Congress that it's rolling out Google Wallet to 10 new phones in 2012, to complement the Nexus S 4G that it currently carries. There's no word on which handsets will benefit, but it's a big step forward in making the mobile payment system a widespread reality. [Fierce Mobile Content] » 3/02/12 5:45am 3/02/12 5:45am

T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Team Up to Turn Phones Into Wallets

Three major US cell carriers have gotten their mobile payment Voltron on, creating ISIS—a new service that will let you use your phone as you would a credit or debit card for purchases. But that's just the start. » 11/16/10 3:40pm 11/16/10 3:40pm

In2Pay iPhone Case: Anywhere Visa payWave Is Accepted

As if making money magically disappear from your bank account wasn't easy enough, DeviceFidelity's new In2Pay case, which will let iPhone users make contactless transactions on Visa's payWave system, will turn you into the Dumbledore of mobile payment. » 5/17/10 5:51pm 5/17/10 5:51pm

Purchase Coca-Cola in Japan Using Your Cellphone

Japanese cellphone users have been able to purchase darn near everything with their cellphones for a little while now and now they can add Coca-Cola to that list. By the end of 2008, Coke will have modified its 200,000 vending machines in Japan to accept Felicia, which is the method of cellphone payment developed by… » 9/29/06 9:44am 9/29/06 9:44am