If you’re not a big fan of SMS calls and messages to your cell phone — and are a PayPal user — you’ll like PayPal’s recent revision to its newly revised terms of service (TOS).
PayPal has decided to revise the revision as it were. The upcoming TOS does not require its customers to agree to receive autodialed calls or SMS ads, the company said recently.
“We will not use autodialed or prerecorded calls or texts to contact our customers for marketing purposes without prior express written consent,” Senior Vice President and General Counsel Louise Pentland said in a blog post. “We respect our customers’ communications preferences and recognize that their consent is required for certain autodialed and prerecorded calls and texts.”
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USA Technologies, a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions, has just published data from its 2015 Cashless Knowledge Base Study.
Based on the findings presented, a cashless payment platform can indeed be instrumental in driving additional revenues.
One of the highlights of this year’s study shows average cashless usage at locations equipped with USA Technologies’ ePort Cashless Payment System went up to 37 percent during a recent one-month period from 32 percent during a similar one-month period a year earlier.
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Cole Haan, the American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, has just launched Apple Pay within their mobile shopping application.
According to details shared with MMW, the move will allow customers to make purchases with one touch.
Cole Haan, we’re told, is the first lifestyle brand to adopt this contactless payment technology within a single branded application experience.
Posted in Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology
Apple Pay, the mobile money platform introduced by Apple last year, has reached a level of popularity that can only be described as “out of this world.”
Perhaps that’s why NASA is the among the latest supporters of the payments platform.
On Tuesday, Apple augmented the list of organizations and financial institutions to adopt Apple Pay. And among the most obvious additions is the NASA Federal Credit Union.
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Yes, I’m that person. The customer who insists on a receipt after every debit card purchase. Sure, it’s a waste of paper. But if my purchase for $12.11 shows up on my account as a debit of $1211 — what do I have as evidence?
After all, it took Jean Obando two weeks to get back $550 in fraudulent charges that came via his Starbucks mobile app.
The Starbucks app needs tightening up, since thieves (who probably don’t even like coffee) are using it as a gateway to rob money from consumer credit cards, bank accounts, and PayPal accounts. And this week, Starbucks admitted it.
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Discover has just revealed that it has secured an agreement with Apple that will let Discover cardmembers (those in the U.S., at least) to make contactless payments in participating stores through Apple Pay.
It’s yet another major financial services giant to warmly embrace Apple’s red-hot mobile payments platform.
“As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using their cards and mobile devices,” said Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services. “Discover’s focus on simplicity and value for our cardmembers aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient.”
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According to Chicago media reports, Metra will soon roll out a new mobile ticket-purchasing platform for commuters that will be a game-changing resource for train passengers.
The system in question, which is set for release this summer, will enable riders to purchase tickets directly from their mobile devices.
To promote the upcoming app, Metra is increasing its penalty for onboard purchases to discourage riders from paying with cash after the app is released, according to a Jan. 23 Metra press release. The app is expected to help in the development of a regional app that is being created in conjunction with the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace bus service.
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