MasterCard Unveils PayPass Wallet
MasterCard today expanded its PayPass service with PayPass Wallet. Now, in addition to NFC payments, PayPass supports online shopping from e-commerce web sites that support the new PayPass Online service. Users can create a PayPass Wallet that remembers billing and shipping address, and supports multiple payment cards, including non-MasterCard credit and debit cards. The Wallet service is available to banks and other institutions as a white-label wallet service that they can brand. Companies with their own wallet service can link to MasterCard's PayPass Wallet service via a new PayPass API. The service includes an Android app that supports NFC payments.
AD article continues below...
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Jun 21, 2016
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
Google's Shopping Actions Make It Easy to Buy Stuff from Search Results
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced its Shopping Actions program, a way for retailers to surface their products in search results and ensure those products are easy to purchase. Google is bringing Shopping Actions to Google Assistant and Google Search, which will include a universal shopping cart on mobile devices, desktops, and Google Home products.
Mastercard Adds Retail Mobile Payments to Bank Apps
Jul 15, 2016
Android owners will soon be able to use their own mobile banking app — rather than Android Pay or Samsung Pay — to make tap-and-go payments in stores. Mastercard has expanded its Masterpass program to mobile devices so consumers can make contactless payments at various retailers.
NFC Forum Makes Latest Specs Available to Developers
Dec 19, 2016
The NFC Forum today made three adopted specifications and one candidate specification available to developers and hardware manufacturers. The three finalized specs were ratified by the NFC Forum in October and ensure compatibility between a wider range of devices.
'Pay with Google' Goes Live for Online and In-App Payments
Oct 23, 2017
Google today made good on its promise back in May to release a tool for improving online and in-app payments. Pay with Google allows people to pay with any card on file, including the card they might have associated with Android Pay, Google Play, YouTube, or Chrome.