Who’s Moving The Needle in Mobile Payments?

Who’s Moving The Needle in Mobile PaymentsIn recent weeks, MMW has covered no shortage of innovative and integral developments in the world of mobile payments, among the most important of which were:

Visa touts V.me digital wallet growth

Visa is touting the success of its digital wallet platform, confirming that 90 U.S. banks now support the V.me digital wallet service. According to the company, the number of banks behind the platform has doubled since last fall. Visa also confirmed this month that more than 250 merchants are on board with the V.me service today.

Isis ready for national spotlight

Isis, the first-of-its-kind joint venture spearheaded by three leading U.S. mobile providers, confirms plans to expand its mobile payments service nationwide before the end of 2013.

Following protracted trial periods and extensive testing in a handful of markets, the big coast-to-coast market introduction appears to loom large at last. PayAnywhere brings solution to D.C. cabs

AirsMobile – the company behind an emerging mobile app that can be used by consumers to hail a cab at their current location – partnered with USA Cabs. From this coupling comes something called TaxiRadar, which is a next generation E-hail and smart meter taxi system designed in response to the aforementioned D.C. taxi commission regulations.

Consequently, individuals in need of getting around Washington D.C. now have the means to find, procure, and pay for a taxi ride all through mobile means.

TaxiRadar leverages the PayAnywhere API to enable in-app mobile payments via credit or debit card, completing the “smart meter and secure credit card payment experience.”

OpenTable testing mobile payments

This week, the latest example of the new unbreakable bond between food and mobile payments came from OpenTable. Although OpenTable has been helping users make restaurant reservations for quite some time now, the ability to pick up the tab is finally entering into the equation.

The online service, which allows users book tables from its smartphone app, is testing a payment-processing system that will also let diners pay for their meal from inside of the app, The New York Times reports.