Best Buy Breaks With MCX, Will Accept Apple Pay
Best Buy today announced plans to begin accepting Apple Pay later this fall. The move is notable because the company is essentially breaking ranks with MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), which was looking to debut its own mobile payment service called CurrentC. MCX retailers include Target and Walmart, two of the largest in the US, as well as CVS and Rite-Aid. Earlier today, Apple won the support of Discover Cards, the third-largest payment network after Visa and MasterCard. Apple Pay has made significant progress in winning over support from varied retailers and financial institutions. Best Buy also said iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners can use Apple Pay to make payments within the Best Buy mobile app beginning today.
Nov 16, 2020
CVS locations nationwide now accept payment via QR code, for a safer, touchless checkout experience. The system is compatible with the QR code feature of both the Venmo and PayPal apps.
Jan 22, 2019
Apple Pay and Google Pay are closer to being accepted everywhere, with the announcement that Target, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Hy-Vee and Speedway are now rolling out support for NFC payments. Target was one of the last big holdouts in supporting the technology, which lets you simply tap your NFC-equipped phone or smartwatch on the card terminal to pay.
Aug 16, 2018
Google today said that it partnered with GN Hearing to create an open specification meant to stream audio to hearing aids. The published spec is called Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Bluetooth Low Energy Connection-Oriented Channels.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.
Oct 9, 2018
One of the nation's largest retail chains has finally given up on its own mobile payment solution in favor of industry-standard mobile payments. CVS announced today that it now accepts contactless payments using Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay at all locations.
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