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American Express invests in mobile payments with Payfone

American Express continues its push into the emerging space of mobile purchasing, making a $19 million investment in mobile-payments provider Payfone.

By April 12, 2011


Correction: Visa: Mobile payments will hit mainstream in 2 to 3 years

This story incorrectly referred to Payfone as a manufacturer of point-of-sale terminals. The actual payment terminal company is Verifone.

By July 25, 2012


Visa: Mobile payments will hit mainstream in 2 to 3 years

There's still a lot of work to be done to get consumers aware of the benefits of paying with a smartphone, the head of Visa's mobile business tells CNET.

By July 24, 2012


American Express pledges $100M for digital-commerce startups

The company will focus on early-stage start-ups looking to address mobile payments, security and other digital services.

By November 8, 2011


Verizon, American Express partner on mobile payments

Verizon customers will be able to make purchases on their phones by typing in their phone number.

By August 1, 2011


T-Mobile wades into mobile payments

The carrier is allowing customers to make purchases on the phone and have the charge sent to their cellphone bill.

By August 2, 2011


The major players in mobile payments

A who's who of the most recent partnerships for the hot, and rapidly growing, mobile payments sector.

By August 2, 2011


Verizon finds new partner for mobile payments

The wireless company says it will partner with mobile payments start-up Payfone. Customers can charge items via devices to their monthly wireless bill or through a credit card.

By June 13, 2011