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Topic: Apple Pay

Target denies reports of imminent Apple Pay addition to retail stores

02/13/2017, 10:02 am

After a social media post by Target started reports circulating that Apple Pay would be accepted in-store, the company has denied that any effort is in place.

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Australian banks eliminate fee demands, focus legal assault on opening up Apple Pay NFC tech

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

The four Australian banks at the core of the ongoing debate about opening up Apple Pay in the country have narrowed down their demands after being snubbed by the country's competition regulator, and are now solely focusing on opening access to iPhone and Apple Watch NFC technology.

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Apple Pay VP says Australian banks short-circuited adoption by sidestepping talks

02/10/2017, 12:02 pm

The VP in charge of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, criticized hold-out Australian banks in an interview published on Friday, arguing that they were too quick to jump to legal action rather than talk with Apple.

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Apple Pay to support cards from ING, Macquarie in Australia next month

02/09/2017, 08:02 pm

As Apple fights off regulatory attacks from Australia's "big three" banks in a bid to widen regional Apple Pay adoption, major international brands ING and Macquarie on Friday local time promised to support the digital payments system in the near future.

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Square launches iPad app with point-of-sale, store management system for retailers

02/08/2017, 04:02 pm

Commerce company Square has launched a new set of tools to help medium-sized businesses manage their affairs, with Square for Retail combining a point-of-sale app with other important business functions, including managing employees and inventory.

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Apple Pay continues to grow, 27 more US banks added to mobile payment service

02/08/2017, 01:02 pm

As part of its regular expansion, Apple has added 27 more banks and credit unions to its list of institutions that support Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay now accepted by 36% of US merchants, is most common mobile payment platform

02/07/2017, 04:02 pm

Displacing former leader PayPal, Apple Pay is now the most commonly accepted mobile payment platform among U.S. merchants, according to newly-published survey data.

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Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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Google ends Hands Free mobile payments pilot, iOS app will stop working Feb. 8

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Hands Free, a pilot app from Google that let customers perform mobile payments in stores without needing to present their iPhone or Android smartphone at the checkout, will shut down next month after almost a year of testing.

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Apple Pay 'coming soon' to Taiwan with seven banks in tow

02/02/2017, 08:02 am

Apple's planned deployment of Apple Pay in Taiwan is "coming soon," according to an update on the company's website, with seven banks planned as initial launch partners.

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Apple Pay transactions up 500 percent in Q1, Comcast to support bill payments soon

02/01/2017, 08:02 am

Apple Pay did extremely well in the December quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this week, growing transactions 500 percent year-over-year thanks in part to the platform now being in over a dozen markets worldwide.

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Square promises $350 in waived fees to boost Apple Pay adoption

01/30/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple and Square on Monday announced a partnership which will let U.S. businesses process over $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions for free, saving up to $350 in Square costs so long as merchants set up a marketing kit designed to promote Apple's platform.

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Analysts see 'strong growth' of Apple Pay annually, more room to grow

01/25/2017, 10:01 am

Apple Pay's usage is continuing its steadily rise in popularity, according to a report on credit and debit card transactions, with use of the Apple payment platform growing by approximately 50 percent in transaction volume within 12 months.

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Apple Pay picks up more card issuers in US, France & Australia

01/18/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple has updated its worldwide roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay, adding 21 more institutions -- though as usual, the vast majority of these are based in the U.S.

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USA Technologies adding Apple Pay to more than 300,000 self-service machines across US

01/05/2017, 01:01 pm

Cashless and mobile transaction company USA Technologies has announced it plans to integrate its MORE loyalty and payroll deduction payment platform with Apple Pay, allowing users of the service to ultimately pay at more than 300,000 self-service machines and other venues across the U.S.

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Apple Pay adds support for 17 new US banks and credit unions

01/03/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple this week expanded support for its quickly growing Apple Pay service with the addition of 17 new U.S. banks and credit unions.

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New Japanese ad for Apple's iPhone 7 centers on speed of Apple Pay

12/15/2016, 11:12 am

Apple Japan has posted a new video ad for the iPhone 7, pushing one of the unique local advantages of using Apple Pay.

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United Airlines, GoDaddy & Causemo among latest businesses offering Apple Pay

12/14/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple Pay support grew on Wednesday with support from a few more companies, including United Airlines, domain service GoDaddy, and donation platform Causemo.

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Verizon turns down Note 7 'kill' update as Apple rejects 'Samsung Pay Mini' at App Store

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Verizon won't be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay now works with Square Cash 'virtual debit cards'

12/06/2016, 11:12 pm

Minutes after Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey offered a brief update on Apple's payments product at Re/code's Code Commerce conference, Square CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday announced immediate integration with Square Cash virtual cards.

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