Intel and MasterCard want to use near-field communication (NFC) to pay for things by touching your phone on your Ultrabook laptop.
Customers can soon make payments by tapping special credit cards or smartphones against new laptops. The system will work with Google Wallet.
eBay-owned online payments company jumps into the near-field communications fray with a demonstration using Sprint's Nexus S at the MobileBeat conference.
The pharmacy chain revives support for mobile-payments services from both Apple and Google after blocking both last October.
Change of leadership at the mobile-payments effort backed by major merchants comes a day after member Best Buy opted for Apple's competing system.
Apple says a total of 750 banks and credit unions are now working with the iPhone-centric payment service.
The new Softcard app from AT&T allows for tap-to-pay transactions -- assuming you have an NFC-enabled Windows Phone handset and meet other requirements.
Apple Pay or merchants' CurrentC? Consumers will have to decide which mobile payments system works better for them.
Apple will help consumers say buh-bye to plastic credit cards with the NFC-enabled iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch using its new mobile payment service Apple Pay.
Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin tells attendees at a payment conference that Google's efforts in mobile payments go beyond its initial Google Wallet implementation. And he said Google is in the mobile payments market for the long-haul.