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Welcome to China. You Probably Can’t Buy Anything, Though.

“China was never an easy place for tourists, but lately just about everything seems to have gone square-shaped—as in the payment-app QR code needed to unlock much of the Middle Kingdom. It’s how people hail taxis, consult doctors, pay for meals and book flights. Even beggars are asking for money via QR code. Not needing […]

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7-Eleven Now Offers Voice Ordering Through Alexa and Google Home

“For the days that leaving your house to get snacks and supplies is just too unfathomable, there’s 7-Eleven delivery . Now, for the days when looking at a screen is equally as taxing, there’s 7-Eleven voice ordering. The company has launched 7Voice for Amazon Alexa and Google Home, which means that as long as you […]
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Wearable Payments Are Taking Off Across Europe: Eightfold Increase in Transactions in Just a Year

“The use of passive wearable devices for payments is continuing to take off in Europe, as consumers quickly and easily integrate this relatively new payment method into their daily lives. This year’s wearable transaction figures, in comparision to 2018, showed an eightfold increase. This trend has been widely adopted over Europe as payment-enabled wearables are […]
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Google Pay (Tez) for India Gets a Material Design Makeover to Improve Usability [APK Download]

“The Indianized version of Google Pay has cornered the largest chunk of India’s UPI market, piggybacking the username-based P2P payment system. Launched as Tez, Google rebranded the app to Pay following the global consolidation of its payment solutions , though the app retained its distinct functionality that contrasts with its stateside counterpart. About two years […]
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Cornèr Banca Issues Biometric Payment Card

“Swiss bank Cornèr Banca has launched a biometric payment card that lets customers make contactless payments without being restricted to the usual CHF40 (US$40) contactless transaction limit. The new Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa credit card is being made available as a limited edition of 100 cards and carries a one-time membership fee of CHF300 (US$300) […]
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Ahold Delhaize Pilots Unmanned Store in the US

“Netherlands-based supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize has opened Lunchbox, a low-cost cashierless store that lets consumers “shop a small format store in seconds by scanning in, shopping and walking out”. The concept is being piloted at the Massachusetts offices of the company’s Retail Business Services division in the USA. “Lunchbox is an easy, fresh shopping alternative,” […]

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Alipay and Worldline to Enable Mobile Payment in Europe for Tourists From All Over Asia

“Alipay, a globally leading payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, and Worldline, the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry, announced the expansion of their long-lasting partnership today. The partnership aims to broaden the acceptance of Asian payment wallets across Europe. As part of the enhanced partnership, Worldline will […]
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Western Union Selects AWS As Preferred Long-Term Strategic Cloud Provider

“Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Western Union (NYSE: WU) has selected AWS as preferred long-term strategic cloud provider, as it plans to move a significant portion of its infrastructure to the cloud. Western Union will be using AWS to build a more seamless and reliable experience for […]
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Travelex Expands ATM Acceptance to Major Global Payment Schemes With Transaction Network Services

“Through the partnership, Travelex will expand the card schemes available across its 1,050-strong ATM network. The company will use TNS’ managed hosting service to maintain its Switch transactions and will now accept JCB, Discover, DCC, and UnionPay cards. TNS’ hosted managed service will support ATM transactions for local and foreign currencies as well as dynamic […]
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ACI Worldwide to Deliver Universal Payments Technology Via Microsoft Azure

“ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced a global strategic collaboration with Microsoft via the Microsoft Partner Network to support the payments industry’s rapid adoption of technology deployed in the public cloud. As one of Microsoft’s top 10 global ISV partners in the financial […]