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Apple seen inching closer to a mobile-payment service

The iPhone maker has long been expected to jump into mobile payments. Now a new report says that Apple's talks with payment industry players have "heated up."

By July 24, 2014


Apple looking to build mobile-payments service, report says

The tech giant may be planning to take on services like PayPal, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By January 24, 2014


BofA takes aim at Square with new mobile-pay service

Bank of America's service lets vendors use smartphones to swipe customers' credit cards. BofA is charging vendors 2.7 percent per purchase, just a hair below Square's rate.

By November 13, 2012


Isis, yet another mobile-payment outfit, to launch trials Oct. 22

The venture, a partnership between Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile, said as many as 20 compatible handsets would be in the market by the end of the year.

By October 17, 2012


Bank of America tests QR code mobile-payment service

The latest company to get into the mobile-payment market, the bank is using QR codes that let customers use a smartphone to scan pictures and make their payments.

By September 27, 2012


Apple granted patent for kid-friendly mobile-payment tech

Apple has been granted a new patent detailing a way for parents to control the spending habits of their kids through their phone.

By March 6, 2012


Mobile-payment startup unveils Square 2.2

Merchants can now identify and reward regulars, wirelessly print receipts and open cash drawers, and track sale history.

By November 15, 2011


Branson invests in mobile-payment startup Square

San Francisco-based Square has a new investor who is anything but.

By November 8, 2011


Isis mobile-payment group lines up handset backers

The joint venture between AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile has rounded up most of the handset makers to use its technology standards. The key missing player: Apple.

By September 27, 2011


MasterCard eyes anchor role in mobile-pay relay

Credit card company executive Ed McLaughlin shares with CNET his vision of how the company's partnerships will spur the adoption of the digital wallet.

By August 25, 2011