Wal-Mart is joining the mobile payment movement. But instead of embracing existing Android and Apple systems, you’ll have to use the store’s own app if you want to purchase your stuff without taking your wallet out.
Joking about drugs, sex workers, and all sorts of other scandalous or weird purchases is part of the fun of using payment app Venmo. It can also get you flagged as a potential security risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going forward, Starbucks will use mobile payment app Square for all credit and debit card transactions. [AllThingsD]
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]
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.
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.
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…