Google launches Android Pay in the US

Android Pay

Google has begun rolling out its Android Pay mobile payment platform across the US today. In-store NFC mobile payments using the system will be possible at more than one million locations within the next few days, with in-app payments and loyalty expected later this year. More


Shopkick drives $1bn in revenue

Location-based shopping app Shopkick reports that it has driven more than US$1bn in revenue for its partner retailers since its launch in 2010, more than half of which occurred in the past year... More


Five hundred banks sign up for Apple Pay

Apple's Tim Cook

Apple customers in the US will be able to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make Apple Pay mobile payments from Monday 20 October, CEO Tim Cook has announced, and 500 banks have now signed up to offer the service to their customers... More


Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

SK Planet and Shopkick

Mobile offers platform Shopkick, which is working with a number of high profile US retailers to roll out a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, has been acquired by SK Planet (SKP), operator of Korea’s largest shopper rewards program and part of the same group as carrier SK Telecom... More






Google Wallet gets offers upgrade

Google Wallet icon

Google has issued an updated version of its Google Wallet app which brings improvements to getting special offers, more transaction details, a better tutorial section and user interface upgrades — along with unspecified bug fixes. More







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