Xiaomi to enter the mobile payments space?

Xiaomi to enter the mobile payments space?

Xiaomi may be entering the mobile payments space, according to a techweb.com.cn report. The Chinese firm has already setup a dedicated company called Xiaomi Pay, which is apparently in the midst of conducting R&D on e-payment technology and related services. Xiaomi’s founder and CEO Lei Jun is the legal representative and chairman of Xiaomi Pay.…

Apple working on a mobile payments service?

Apple working on a mobile payments service?

Apple may be entering the mobile payments space, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The company’s iTunes and App Store head Eddy Cue, has apparently met with executives in other industries to discuss the matter. At the same time, the report suggests, Apple’s online store executive Jennifer Bailey has given the job of starting up…

Griffin unveils Merchant Case + Square Reader

Griffin Merchant Case + Square Reader

Accessory maker Griffin Technology and mobile payments company Square introduced the Merchant case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, touting it as the first protective case optimized for the Square Reader. The case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader when connected. A groove in the bottom of the case aligns with the Square Reader…

Vodafone launch NFC-based mobile wallet across Europe

Vodafone launch NFC-based mobile wallet across Europe

Vodafone is joining the mobile payments market with its own wallet service, that will launch across its European footprint. The service already went live in Spain, with Germany following in mid-December, and the Netherlands, UK and Italy in spring 2014. Aside from allowing users to pay for goods with nothing but their phone, the Vodafone…

Google Wallet Debuts Its Own Debit Card!

Google Wallet allows you to pay using your NFC enabled smartphone anywhere it’s accepted, but there are several businesses that aren’t equipped to take Google Wallet payments. Until now there was no good solution. Now Google has announced a physical debit card that can be used like any other. The Google Wallet Card lets you…

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