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Metra to Begin Marketing New Mobile Payment Option

Metra to Begin Marketing New Mobile Payment OptionAccording 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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Square Cash ‘Open for Business,’ Says Mobile Payments Giant

Square Cash 'Open for Business,' Says Mobile Payments GiantThere was a time, in the not so distant past, when Square was the preeminent giant of the mobile payments world. And while its formidable presence persists, numerous competitors have made the mobile payments industry far more competitive than many could have predicted only a short time ago.

With heavyweights like Apple Pay and PayPal growing by leaps and bounds every month, it comes as no surprise that Square is ready to step up its game.
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Mastercard, Arnold Palmer Hit the Links with Mobile Payments

Mastercard, Arnold Palmer Hit the Links with Mobile PaymentsIf you’re a Golf Channel watcher, it’s old news that the Arnold Palmer Invitational (API) began yesterday.

But it may be a surprise to many in attendance that the classic golf invitational has gone cutting edge with its warm embrace of mobile payments.

Spectators at the Arnold Palmer Invitational “no longer have to miss out on the action at the tournament with the introduction of the latest technology from MasterCard,” a news release provided to MMW explains.
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Digital, Mobile Money Services Are Hot in Texas for SXSW

Digital, Mobile Money Services Are Hot in Texas for SXSWOf the endless array of vendors spread about the expansive gathering of presenters and companies at SXSW 2015, there’s one service category that’s hotter than ever this year.

We’re talking about mobile money and payments platforms.

One of the many standouts generating buzz is Singapore-based CoinPip, which is launching an open beta of their new money transfer service at SXSW.
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SXSW Exclusive: PayPal’s Pablo Rodriguez Talks The Present and Future of Mobile Payments

SXSW Exclusive PayPal's Pablo Rodriguez Talks The Present and Future of Mobile PaymentsEvery year at SXSW, mobile payments technology captures a little more of the spotlight. With most of that spotlight deserving directed toward PayPal, we were eager to find out what PayPal’s primary message and objectives are at the festival this year.

Fortunately, the team at PayPal was immensely accommodating and welcomed MMW into their PayPal Social Media Lounge at SXSW for an in-depth one-on-one with Pablo Rodriguez, Head of Global Consumer Initiatives at PayPal.

With new innovations entering the mobile payments arena so frequently, Rodriguez tells us how PayPal continues to stay ahead of the pack, particularly with regard to making mobile payments ultra-convenient and secure.
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Get a Room! Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love Affair

Get a Room Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love AffairThe romance between hotels and mobile technology has now blossomed into a full blown raging love affair.

This week, Marriott International was the latest to be struck by Cupid’s mobile payments arrow, becoming the first global hospitality company to offer Apple Pay.

According to an announcement from the hotel giant, this represents the latest step in Marriott’s creation of a complete mobile-powered travel experience.
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No Stopping Apple Pay: GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments Game

No Stopping Apple Pay GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments GameGaming and electronics retailer GameStop is the latest prominent brand to adopt Apple Pay.

On Tuesday, the company announced that customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single touch.

GameStop is bringing Apple Pay to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.
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