Report: Apple Might Finally Embrace NFC With iPhone 6

After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge—and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple's new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on Sept. 9th. » 8/28/14 9:25am Yesterday 9:25am

Snapchat's Thinking About Getting Into the Mobile Payment Business

It looks like Snapchat, everybody's favorite disappearing message app, is getting ready to handle mobile payments. This week, the company filed two payments-related trademarks that seem to signal a shift in its business. But don't get any bright ideas about Snapchat the disappearing money app. There's probably a… » 7/17/14 11:00am 7/17/14 11:00am

OpenTable Wants to Fix the Single Most Annoying Thing About Eating Out

You just finished a delicious meal. You're itching to move on to the next spot to get more drinks. Or you're hoping to wrap up your meal so you can pay the sitter. Or maybe you just want to get the hell out of the restaurant just because. Whatever it is, you spend a snail's lifetime trying to flag down the waitress… » 7/30/13 9:00pm 7/30/13 9:00pm

You Won't Need a PIN When You Pay for Everything with Your Face

Imagine a world where your debit card stays in your pocket at all times, and you never have to touch cash. This is a place where you don't have to remember your wallet, or even phone, when you run down to the corner store. It's a future well off in the distance, to be sure, but dozens of companies are taking the… » 7/18/13 6:10pm 7/18/13 6:10pm

We're This Much Closer to Replacing Our Wallets With Phones

It sounds boring, but one of the most important frontiers in technology right now is how mobile can make paying for stuff easier. And while this year's Mobile World Congress might have been a little lacking in four-star hardware, there were some serious steps taken towards replacing your wallet with your smartphone. » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

Why NFC-Enabled Computers Will Usher in the Future of Online Shopping

Today at the Intel Developer Forum, MasterCard joined the chipmaker onstage to talk about electronic payments. Beneath all the marketing speak and generic statements however was a wonderful revelation: the two companies are going to partner up and give merchants and laptop makers the necessary technology they need to… » 9/11/12 4:40pm 9/11/12 4:40pm

Why Isn't There Just One Way to Pay For Things With My Phone?

A bunch of big retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, 7-Eleven, and Sunoco are supposedly getting together to launch a joint mobile payment system called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the WSJ is reporting. But seriously, why another network? Google Wallet is promising, but it's not on many devices, nor is it… » 8/15/12 11:40am 8/15/12 11:40am

Verifone Sail Wants to Make the Square Card Reader Irrelevant

Verifone is a company which many people probably don't know buy name, but use on a regular basis: a large number of credit card terminals you swipe away at everyday are powered by Verifone technology. Then Square popped up few years ago, turning any iPhone or Android device into a credit card terminal, gaining public… » 5/07/12 3:00pm 5/07/12 3:00pm