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Google acknowledges slow Wallet adoption, but promises to stick with it

During a recent presentation at the Electronic Transaction Association's tradeshow in Las Vegas, Google Wallet chief Ariel Bardin conceded that customers have been slow to embrace the company's mobile payments service. However, he said that Google plans to remain in the mobile payments space for the long haul, and will continue to tweak the technology in hopes it will take off.

MasterCard, Visa sidestep Isis and wireless carriers with HCE support for mobile payments and NFC

Both MasterCard and Visa endorsed a new mobile payments technology that could enable them to bypass Isis and other hardware-based mobile payments systems. The action could also boost Near Field Communications (NFC) technology for mobile payments.

Vodafone strikes MoneyGram M-Pesa deal, as Misys buys mobile banking expertise

Mobile operator Vodafone and financial software provider Misys made separate moves in the mobile payment and banking sectors this week, at a time when analysts say the future of the industry remains up for grabs.

Weve teams with MasterCard to tackle 'messy' mobile payments market

Weve, the mobile payments joint venture of the UK's three largest mobile operators Vodafone UK, EE and O2 UK, is partnering with MasterCard to accelerate the development of what the companies describe as the UK's "most comprehensive contactless mobile payments system".

Apple reportedly looking to expand mobile payments capabilities

Apple is looking to expand its presence in the mobile payments market, according to multiple reports.

Vodafone launches NFC mobile wallet in Europe

Vodafone is rolling out its Near Feld Communications-based mobile wallet service in Europe, and said this is the first European mobile payment service to be based on the open-standard GlobalPayment platform.

Isis gets thumbs down in Google Play

Just a few days after its nationwide launch, the Isis mobile payment venture is receiving relatively sour reviews from Android smartphone users.

Isis mobile payments venture rolls out nationwide

Isis--the mobile payments joint venture from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US--finally rolled out nationwide, offering a new way for millions of customers to pay for goods and services via their mobile phones.

Orange France to launch 'Orange Cash' NFC service in 2014

Orange France teamed up with Visa Europe to launch a prepaid near-field communication (NFC) service for smartphone users across France in 2014.

Isis exec: Mobile commerce will replace credit cards, but it will take time

A top executive from Isis--the mobile payments joint venture from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US--told the audience here at the MobileCon 2013 trade show that he believes mobile commerce could one day replace credit cards, but it will take a number of years for that transition to occur.