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July 02, 2010

Headline News - July 2, 2010

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July 01, 2010

Headline News - July 1, 2010

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June 30, 2010

Google Checkout Introduces the Android Payment Extension

Google CheckoutIn a blog post on the Official Google Checkout Blog earlier today, Google introduced the Android Payment Extension - a way to allow mobile merchants to quickly set up a store and accept payments via Google Checkout and Android.

The post describes the steps involved - as a merchant you signup for Google Checkout, create a webstore, list the items for sale in a Google Spreadsheet, and install the Android Payment Extension.

Once you're setup, at a craft fair, for example, you'd create a cart on your laptop based on what the customer verbally tells you they want to buy. You then click on the Checkout with Android button and the customer scans the QR code on your laptop using their Android phone - which takes them to the buy page where they can complete the purchase on their phone.

Seems to me this is yet another example of using optical (bar codes and mobile phone cameras) to leapfrog the grid lock that seems to exist re: other connectivity solutions.

Zuora Announces Z-Commerce for the Cloud

ZuoraZuora has announced the release of Z-Commerce for the Cloud earlier this week at GigaOM’s Structure 2010 event in San Francisco. According to the company, "Z-Commerce for the Cloud enables the new business models introduced by cloud computing that enterprise customers now demand. The new solution is the result of 12 months of development with cloud leaders including Cloud Central, EMC, IC&S, Nu-b, Sun, Tata, and Zetta." READ MORE »

MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group Announced

Seven players in the Near Field Communication (NFC) ecosystem, Ericsson, Gemalto, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon, and ViVOtech have announced they are forming a MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group that will "enable its members to collaborate and work together to standardize and advance the uniform management of MIFARE™ applications on NFC-enabled secure elements, such as SIM cards, and mobile phones." READ MORE »

Headline News - June 30, 2010

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners and our PaymentsJobs.com job board - the best place to post your position openings for payments professionals!

Note: Throughout the day, as Payments News happens, this post is updated. For job opportunities available for payments professionals, visit PaymentsJobs.com. Employers seeking to hire payments professionals can post their job openings there as well.

June 29, 2010

Wells Fargo Introduces Mobile Apps for Android, BlackBerry and Palm

Wells FargoWells Fargo has announced the launch of new mobile banking applications for Android, BlackBerry, and Palm. Wells Fargo customers may choose the Mobile Banking services that best suit their needs from a menu of options on Wells Fargo's newly expanded Mobile Banking Resource Center.

"We are listening and responding to our customers by broadening our mobile banking services," said Arah Erickson, head of Wells Fargo Retail Mobile Banking. "Our goal is to make it even more convenient for customers to access their account information – anytime, anywhere – helping them save time and providing peace-of-mind. Wells Fargo Mobile Banking makes it fast, easy, and secure for customers to stay in touch with their finances.”

June 28, 2010

First Data, INSIDE Contactless Introduce MasterCard-Certified Payment Tag

First Data Corp.First Data Corporation and INSIDE Contactless have announced the introduction of a MasterCard PayPass contactless payment tag product. Based on INSIDE’s MicroPass payment platform, the companies say that "the new MasterCard PayPass mobile payment tag product offers a cost-effective solution for enabling mobile phones with contactless payment capabilities, and will be marketed and sold to MasterCard licensed financial institutions and card issuers." READ MORE »

Societe Generale, Obopay Team to Bring Mobile Money to Senegal

ObopaySociete Generale and Obopay have announced they are teaming to bring mobile payment services to banked and unbanked customers in Senegal who have access to a mobile phone through Societe Generale de Banques au Senegal (SGBS).

According to the companies, "the new service, offered as "Yoban'tel by Obopay", is a carrier-agnostic, mobile money transfer and bill payment service that is available to all the people of Senegal with a mobile phone. This is accomplished by leveraging SGBS's current branches and opening up new channels of distribution for banking services through commercial partners including Credit Mutuel du Senegal, TIGO and CANALSAT HORIZONS. Users can enroll for a mobile payment service and load or pick up cash at designated locations throughout Senegal. They can also use the service to send money to anyone throughout the country, or to pay a bill." READ MORE »

Headline News - June 28, 2010

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