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  1. Android News

    WhatsApp could be ready to launch digital payments in India next month

    According to a report by ETtech, WhatsApp payments in India is currently being tested in conjunction with one of its partner banks. Apparently, there are several already signed up to support payments on WhatsApp, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and Axis Bank.
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    Venmo is currently testing out physical debit cards

    Venmo is currently testing its own version of a physical debit card which would allow users to make purchases in "brick-and-mortar stores" using money in their accounts.
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    Google is working on a new payment API for the web and mobile

    Google has announced a new payment API which can be used on the desktop or mobile devices. This API is similar to how PayPal works when it comes to making payments online.
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    Visa shows off NFC-enabled sunglasses at SXSW

    At SXSW in Texas, Visa announced a prototype of pf payment-enabled sunglasses. These glasses feature a small NFC chip and will allow for you to make a payment at an NFC-near terminal.
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    Samsung Pay makes its debut in Thailand

    Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay can now be used in Thailand. The service currently supports credit cards issued from MasterCard, Visa, KCC, Bangkok Bank, Citibank, KasikornBank, KTC and Siam Commercial Bank in Thailand along with the most popular loyalty cards and the Galaxy Gifts Prepaid...
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    Samsung Pay Mini is set to launch in Q1 of this year

    Samsung has confirmed that Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in Q1. The pre-launch trial is scheduled to launch in South Korea on February 6th. The app will allow non-Samsung Android phones to make payments online and access membership, lifestyle, and transportation services as well.
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    Target working on their own mobile payments service

    Target wants to join the various retailers who are launching their own payment services. The company has confirmed that they're working on an app for their 1,800 stores which would let customers pay using their phone. Details about the technology they'll be using were not disclosed.
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    Samsung Pay to be featured on nearly all Samsung smartphones in 2017

    Samsung has announced that almost all of its 2017 smartphones will include Samsung Pay. This will help Samsung grow its market share in the mobile payment space. Currently, Samsung Pay is only available in the U.S., Spain, Brazil, Singapore, Australia, China and South Korea, but the service is...
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    LG G6 iris scanner and MST mobile payment seemingly confirmed

    A new report seems to confirm that the LG G6 will include a new MST mobile payment method named LG Pay, as well as the inclusion of an iris scanner.
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    Barclays launches mobile ATM withdrawals

    To expand their mobile payments service, Barclays has launched new contactless ATMs. The ATMs allow you to easily withdraw money from your bank account using your phone.
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    LG might use MST for their mobile payments, too

    LG's payment solution wasn't the most elegant out there, with the company making use of physical white cards to act as a happy medium between convenience and security. Well, that may change with the LG G6. A new report out of Korea suggests LG is looking to use MST technology for mobile...
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    Facebook Messenger is getting PayPal integration in the US

    A limited number of Facebook Messenger users in the US will soon be able to send and receive money within the app through PayPal. Facebook and PayPal will eventually release the functionality to all Facebook Messenger users within the US, but there's no indication that the feature will be...
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    Now Kohl's has their own mobile payments service

    It seems everyone wants a slice of the mobile payments pie and Kohl's is the latest to join the club. The company just launched a mobile payment app in the Play Store that will only work via QR codes at this time.
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    Android Pay will soon be heading to the web

    Buying products with your phone in a store using Android Pay is great, but Google is also setting its sights on web payments as well. Google has revealed that Android Pay will soon make its way to sites like 1-800-Flowers and Groupon with many others to follow.
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    Like Walmart, CVS has launched its own mobile payment system

    CVS Pay is a new mobile payment system that's integrated completely into the CVS app. Users will be able to store their credit card details in the app and use it to generate a unique barcode check out at CVS stores. The app also integrates with the CVS rewards program and will allow users to...
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    Samsung Pay heads to South American on July 19, starting with Brazil

    Samsung has announced that its mobile payment system will be heading to South America. Brazil will be the first country to get support, starting on July 19. All MasterCard and Visa cards issues in Brazil will be compatible with Samsung Pay when used with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy A5 (2016)...
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    Use Samsung Pay for three purchases, get a $10 Amazon gift card

    Samsung Pay is offering yet another promotion to encourage Samsung users to use its contactless payment service. If you use Samsung Pay three times between now and August 1st, Samsung will give you a $10 Amazon gift card.
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    Trademark application confirms upcoming Samsung Pay Mini app for non-Galaxy devices

    A European trademark application for "Samsung Pay Mini" has surfaced, indicating that Samsung may soon roll out Samsung Pay to all Android and iOS devices. While the service would not include the Magnetic Secure Transmission features that are included with Samsung's flagship smartphones, it...
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    Walmart Pay launches trial in Alabama

    Walmart is finally deploying Walmart Pay. The service will first go live in stores across Alabama. Walmart Pay allows customers to use their phones to check out. A QR code that the customer can scan with their phone is shown at the point-of-sale, and scanning it will result in a payment and a...
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    Square introduces Android Register API to integrate mobile payments with other apps

    Developers can now build custom Android point-of-sale applications that take swipe, dip, or tap payments through Square hardware, and integrate with Square’s software and services. This builds on our existing API offerings for Square Register and eCommerce.
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    Wells Fargo announces digital wallet platform

    Wells Fargo has announced their own digital wallet platform. The bank will allow users to manage their account and pay for things from their smartphones, with NFC support being used for mobile payments much like Android Pay. Of course, Wells Fargo was one of the earliest banks to support Android...
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    Samsung Pay now works at 600,000 retailers in China thanks to Alipay partnership

    Samsung Pay has struck a deal with Alipay which will allow its customers to tap into the Alipayretail network which currently covers 600,000 retailers across China. Samsung Pay customers can now use their Samsung Pay app to scan Alipay QR codes for payment rather than having to download the...
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    Sprint giving $100 in gift cards to new Samsung Pay customers

    If you're purchased a new Samsung device from Sprint within the past 12 months and have not already signed up for Samsung Pay, Sprint is willing to give you up to $100 in gift cards if you sign up Samsung's mobile payment service and use it 10 times. Sign up gift: $20 Use Samsung Pay 5 times...
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    Samsung Pay Mother's Day promotion offers 20% discount on select gift cards

    To celebrate Mother's Day, Samsung has announced a Samsung Pay promotion which will give you a 20% discount on select gift cards. Naturally, you'll need to use Samsung Pay on a newer Samsung smartphone to take advantage of this incredible offer. You should be able to get the 20% discount if you...
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    Samsung reports a $16.8 million loss for Samsung Pay in 2015

    While Samsung Pay is supposed to make money for Samsung, the company has reported that its mobile payment service lost $16.8 million in 2015. While that pay sound like Samsung Pay is off to a rough start, Samsung isn't worried. Samsung Pay gives its flagship smartphones a competitive advantage...