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Telefonica unveils Yaap as brand name for Spanish mobile payments venture

Telefónica revealed that its landmark joint venture with Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander will be named Yaap, and that the first services will be launched in Spain in a matter of months.

Orange Cash mobile payments service goes live

Orange has launched its Orange Cash NFC mobile payment service in two cities in France, continuing a spate of mobile payment and banking announcements across Europe.

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".

Vodafone UK chief urges retailers to join Weve m-commerce JV

Executives with the three UK operators involved in mobile payments and marketing joint venture Weve used an appearance at a recent event in London to emphasise to retailers and brands the significance of their startegy. Vodafone UK CEO Guy Laurence said not signing up will be like "not signing the Beatles."

UK m-commerce JV Weve attracts first advertisers, replaces CEO

Weve, the UK mobile commerce joint venture formed by Vodafone, EE and Telefónica's O2 UK, revealed that Nike and supermarket giant Morrisons will be the first brands to run mobile ad campaigns simultaneously across all three networks via the Weve platform.

Vodafone's Colao: UK consumers to embrace NFC payments in 2013

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao confidently predicted UK consumers will embrace payment services based on near field communications (NFC) technology in mobile phones this year, although it is still not clear when services will become available on a wider basis.

Danish operators establish mobile payments company

Denmark's four network operators have joined forces to launch a  company to develop a common platform for mobile payments. The venture comes just two weeks after leading UK operators formally named their mobile payments company, 'Weve.'

UK operators rename mobile payments JV 'Weve,' hype tailored services

The leading UK operators have renamed their mobile payments joint venture "Weve" and are teaming up  to offer customers specialised services. The JV, previously known as Project Oscar, will launch commercially as Weve early next year, offering customers of the three operators tailored services such as news, apps and m-payments.