It would be easy to dismiss the Apple-IBM partnership announced yesterday as an iPhone sales deal. In fact, the deal has significant implications for banking and banking technology. Hear that, SAP? At the heart of the deal is a new opportunity for Apple to sell to corporations through IBM, which owns corporateRead More
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Apple pushed out a new payments feature to Passbook in Japan today, according to 9to5Mac. The new service, called iTunes Pass, essentially helps Apple Stores get rid of gift cards in Japan and works with iTunes Store, iBookstore, and the App Store on iOS. iTunes Pass allows users in Japan toRead More
Why can’t banks generate the kind of media buzz of an Apple?
The NRA Visa app has been jumping up and down the iOS App Store rankings.
Developers have already started integrating Touch ID into their apps. Check out the videos here.
In a special media event in Seattle yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Amazon smartphone, called the Fire Phone, and it has notable implications for payments and e-commerce.
Bluetooth, which has gone mainstream because of Apple’s iBeacon technology, has been deemed by some to be the future of mobile payments — and that future is coming more quickly than we thought, with mobile payment company LevelUp adding iBeacon support over the past few days.
Might Amazon be launching a payments service — today? According on a report from Reuters, Amazon will be introducing a payment service — purportedly today — which will attempt to make it easier for Amazon users to make subscription-based or recurring payments. The service will let businesses access Amazon’s 240Read More
Rumor continue to churn out reports that Apple will build a payments system into the iPhone 6, which will likely be introduced in September, especially after last week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, better known as the WWDC. The fact is the iPhone 6 rumor mill has kicked into overdrive. JustRead More
Bank of America has expressed interest in tapping emerging capabilities such as Touch ID in future iterations of its mobile app, which was updated last week. Allowing an Apple authentication system inside the walled garden of a mobile banking app would be a major development. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank releasedRead More
Apple may be catching all of the headlines with its rumored interest in mobile payments, but some industry watchers think another tech giant may be better positioned in the mobile payments industry: Amazon. IDC’s James Wester writes that Amazon — with its rumored handset, highly customized version of Android OS,Read More