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Well, technically… more and more devices are adopting NFC technology: NFC Forum’s Preeti Ohri Khemani  (Ep. 71)

On this episode, Preeti delves into the possible use cases for NFC, or Near Field Communication, that go beyond the well-know tap-to-pay.

Kagan: Mobile pay now means paying with your car

This may sound far-fetched, but it’s absolutely true. Wireless or mobile payment technology gives us the ability to pay for things with our credit card, smartphone and now with our automobile. What? You can charge purchases with your car? Sound crazy? Yes, but that’s...

Kagan: Can PayPal stay ahead of the competition?

The world of mobile pay or electronic payments has been exploding with growth in recent years. PayPal has been the leader in this space for the longest time and that has not changed. Year after year they continue to face growing competition, but they...

Kagan: PayPal predictions for the 2016 holiday shopping season

Last month I met with PayPal at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas. First, let me say this is one impressive company. It started in 1998, simply helping people pay for things and get paid. Since, it has become the leader in the...

Kagan: What to expect at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES2017, is coming up in January in Las Vegas. This show has grown larger year after year. I have attended this show off and on for roughly 15 years. Companies contact me for initial briefings to get on my radar...

Study shows 54% of Europeans use mobile payment

The top three markets in terms of mobile payment users are Turkey, Denmark and Norway The number of Europeans regularly making mobile payments with their smart devices has reached 54% compared to 18% in 2015, according to Visa’s 2016 digital payments study. The study, which surveyed over...

Orange receives green light to launch mobile financial services

Orange will launch banking services in France in 2017 through Groupama acquisition French telecommunications operator Orange confirmed it has received regulatory approval in France and Europe to acquire 65% of the capital of compatriot financial institution Groupama Banque, which will be renamed Orange Bank in January. The companies...

Kagan: PayPal mobile payment growth engine

Over the last couple of years, there has been much attention to and change in the mobile payment space. PayPal was the leader for decades when Apple Pay, Google Pay and countless others entered the space in the last couple of years. The assumption was...

Study: Apple Pay, Android Pay purchases to reach $8B by 2018

In 2015, purchases through Apple Pay and Android Pay passed $540M In-app purchases and website retail payments are projected to drive annual spend via Apple Pay and Android Pay up to $8 billion in 2018, compared $540 million this year, according to a recent study...

Zain expands mobile pay in Iraq as carrier tackles debt

Iraq Wallet, in partnership with Zain, launches online and mobile pay apps Iraqi mobile commerce firm Iraq Wallet expanded its ZainCash service by introducing an online payment solution, dubbed Pay with ZainCash, to expand the reach of mobile pay solutions. The service is available to...

SmarTone launches VoWi-Fi service in Hong Kong

VoWi-Fi rollout supported by Ericsson equipment Hong Kong’s SmarTone has launched voice over Wi-Fi services supporting multiple devices using equipment provided by Swedish vendor Ericsson. SmarTone’s new Wi-Fi calling service allows subscribers to pair up to five personal devices that lack SIM cards to enable operator voice...

Apple Pay adds two markets; Orange makes acquisition

Apple Pay is now available in Hong Kong and France Apple has announced the launch of its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, in Hong Kong and France. In Hong Kong, the service is available for eligible cardholders of American Express, Visa and MasterCard. According to local press...

Kagan: Judging at CTIA Super Mobility 2016

Thank you to CTIA for inviting me once again to be a judge at the 2016 CTIA E-Tech Awards at the upcoming CTIA Super Mobility 2016 show in Las Vegas in early September. I love this time of year. It is exciting to see...

Kagan: Why CurrentC mobile payment app is failing

The new mobile payment space is growing. So if that’s the case, why is CurrentC failing? How does a company with backing from so many major retailers completely flop? Before I start, it’s important to understand that we don’t yet know who the leaders of...

Verizon pushes Google Android Pay with 2 GB data bonus

Verizon is offering 2 GB of free data to customers signing up for the Google Android Pay mobile payment platform and making at least 3 mobile payments Verizon Wireless is again using data as a promotional tool, this time tied to customers using Google’s Android...

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