PayPal Expanding Mobile Payments to 2,000 Locations
PayPal has decided to extend its mobile payment pilot program from the original 51 Home Depot stores to more than 2,000 locations with various retailers. PayPal is developing a mobile wallet appplication, which would be stored on a smartphone or a PayPal card. The program requires mobile device users to enter their phone number and a pin code associated with their PayPal account at the register. The mobile payment program is meant to counter some of the other mobile payment systems being developed by credit card companies and wireless network operators, such as Isis and Google Wallet. PayPal hopes to have the expansion completed by March, and is targeting 20 different retailers.
Google Testing Hands Free Mobile Payments
Mar 2, 2016
Google today announced a new pilot program that will allow people to pay for goods and services without taking their phone out of their pocket. Hands Free Payments relies on location data, WiFi, Bluetooth beacons, and other sensors to detect nearby participating stores.
Google, PayPal Extend Mobile and Online Payment Partnership
May 24, 2018
PayPal today said it has deepened its relationship with Google and Google Pay in order to make it easier for people to make payments from their mobile devices and on the web. PayPal says people who add PayPal to any of Google's services will be able to pay across the entire Google ecosystem anywhere PayPal is offered as a payment option.
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 Pay Arrives to Fully Replace Android Pay and Google Wallet
Feb 20, 2018
Google today released Google Pay, the revised payment application and service that replaces Android Pay. Google Pay encompasses most features of Google Wallet and Android Pay in a single app, allowing people to use Google Pay to make payments online and via mobile devices.
Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Oct 20, 2017
Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds.