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MasterCard jumps into mobile payments with own digital wallet

MasterCard's PayPass wallet will start with online purchases before moving to the physical world.

By May. 7, 2012


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 Aug. 25, 2011


Study: People don't use or understand digital wallets

Digital wallets from Square, Visa, MasterCard, and others have a major perception problem, a study from ComScore finds.

By Feb. 4, 2013


Eric Schmidt: Mobile payments at retail to explode

Google's executive chairman and former CEO says as many as one-third of retail stores and restaurants will allow for mobile payments within the next year.

By Jun. 22, 2011


Amex didn't sign on to Google Wallet's major app upgrade

It seems some toes may have been stepped on with Google's debut of its new Wallet app -- American Express never agreed to be included in the upgrade.

By Aug. 2, 2012


Intel: Count us in for 'human-like senses' in computing

The chipmaker opens the Intel Developer Forum 2012 with a peek at what it's doing to enable touch and speech functionality across all devices.

By Sep. 11, 2012


AT&T, Verizon to turn phones into credit cards?

Bloomberg reports that AT&T and Verizon Wireless are working with Discover and Barclays to launch a new service that would allow people to use their smartphones as credit cards.

By Aug. 2, 2010


iPhone 5 prototypes reportedly reveal NFC support

Details obtained from early iPhone prototypes by 9to5Mac suggest that the new phone will include the necessary hardware to enable near field communication.

By Jun. 25, 2012


Ultrabooks to get tap-and-pay function next year

Customers can soon make payments by tapping special credit cards or smartphones against new laptops. The system will work with Google Wallet.

By Nov. 13, 2011


Intel ultrabooks and phones tap to pay for online shopping with NFC

Intel and MasterCard want to use near-field communication (NFC) to pay for things by touching your phone on your Ultrabook laptop.

By Nov. 14, 2011